The “Association Germano-Togolaise” (German-Togolese Association) is an apolitical non-governmental organization that discriminates neither races nor religions. It was founded through a decision made by the members participating at the general assembly according to the statute by some people living in Togo and in Germany on March 12, 1999 in Kpalimé (prefecture of Kloto), to seize measures of development grant and the support of those in need, such as orphans, physically disabled persons, widows, women, school children, ex-convicts and young, unemployed graduands. Our activities also concern environmental protection, ecological tourism, cultural skills, health, internal and external cultural exchange as well as the construction and reconstruction of infrastructure facilities.


First section: foundation                  


According to the existing statute, the participants found an association under private law after the law of freedom of association from July 1, 1901.


Second section: naming


The association is known under the name “Association Germano-Togolaise” (German-Togolese Association).


Third section: main office


By decision made by the general assembly, the main office can be moved to any place inland or abroad.


Fourth section: duration


The association is founded for an indefinite period.


Fifth section: motto


The association’s motto reads “solidarity – altruism – sharing”.


Sixth section: principles


As an organization without any acquisition purposes, the “Association Germano-Togolaise AGERTO e.V.” is a humanitarian non-governmental organization. It is considered apolitical and prohibits any kind of discrimination based on one’s sex, religion or ethnical belonging.


Seventh section: purpose


The association’s purpose is to form in order to change.


Eighth section: ambitions


·         Encouraging and support of private initiatives;


·         Juveniles’ introduction to different forms occupations;


·         Support for orphans, physically disabled persons, widows, ex-convicts, disinherited women and children;


·         Helping juveniles to independently create employment opportunities;


·         Teaching farmers concerning cultural skills and ameliorated breeding techniques;


·         Organization of national and international camps (workshops);


·         Creating incentives for an independent development of the urban and rural population;


·         Informing, sensitizing and enlightening juveniles as well as the entire urban and rural population about HIV/AIDS and other health issues;


·         Construction of infrastructure facilities (schools, health centres, training centres, accommodations);


·         Development of ecological tourism in our surroundings;


·         Environmental education in training centres, workshops, schools and associations;


·         Promoting environmental protection and the understanding of its advantages;


·         Promoting national and international cultural exchange.


Ninth section: composition/membership


The association is composed of:


·        Germans, Togolese and other citizens;


·        Active, sympathizing honorary members and international NGO’s, such as international associations.


·        Active members are persons, who – regardless of their professional qualifications – actively take part in our matter and who participate at the implementation of the association’s programmes.


·        Sympathizing members are persons who back the association’s ideas and who participate through their support at the implementation of the association’s programmes.


·        Honorary members are natural or juristic persons who have been named by the general assembly, following the association’s executive office’s proposition, thanks to their moral integrity, their development contribution, their support of the association’s purpose and goals.