Light of Africa inc. is a 501(3)(c) tax exempt not-for-profit organization founded on the premise / belief that women in Togo and Africa are marginalized and need emancipation / empowerment through educational opportunities and access to healthcare. At Light of Africa we believe that educating girls and young women lays a strong and firm foundation for communities in Togo and Africa at large. The goal is to use education as a catalyst for empowerment of the most vulnerable girls and young women so they can create a sustainable future for themselves, for their communities, and for Africa.
The reality for girls and women in Togo and Africa in general is that education is not a priority and for many girls and young women going to school is merely a dream. Too often, sex trafficking, child marriage and forced prostitution become the tragic alternatives to education. The picture is that a woman is poor, as is her family, and other women in her community. She has five kids, for example, but also works in the fields throughout the day. At home, she’s also responsible for feeding her family. She cooks on an indoor charcoal stove, so her exhaustion, mixed with the fumes, are slowly killing her. Yet, she never feels like a victim due to cultural and traditional practices; she has a great idea for a business that will benefit families like hers. Lack of education creates all this difficult situation for women in Togo and in Africa in general.
Therefore, it is critical for us to understand the importance of education for girls and women as an essential step along the path to economic empowerment, gender equality and a catalyst for change in the lives of women, their families, communities and Africa.
Our activities will include:
- women's education and schooling,
- women's health and social well-being,
- women's entrepreneurship,
- women's professional integration,
- combating forced marriage, combating violence against women in households,
female genital mutilation,
- illegal migration of young girls,
- women's leadership,
- women's rights and duties ...
" Poverty is NOT NATURAL, it is manmade and it can be overcome and ERADICATED by the actions of HUMAN BEINGS "
At LIGHT OF AFRICA we know that strong relationships and stable finances provide a foundation for the well-being of individuals and their families, communities and most importantly, the next generation.
The goal of LIGHT OF AFRICA is to promote healthy family relationships, personal well-being, effective parenting, and employment and financial stability in our Communities, Cities, Countries and Continent.
The LIGHT OF AFRICA program aims to provide a safe place for couples that want to improve their communication and problem solving skills, and the skills to be able to handle their finances successfully to reduce their stress. Services would also be offered to their families and assistance with employment. We believe that by working together, parents can build long-lasting changes in their families and communities.
Get in touch with Fabrice Somborn to learn more about our work and how you can help and get involved.
2927 St Helen Cir
Silver Spring, Montgomery County 20906
+1 (240) 483 9075
"THE FULFILLEMENT OF WOMEN'S LIVES... OUR VISION"
Light Of Africa, INC.