CAST (“Centre d’Action Sociale au Togo”, or “Center for Social Action in Togo” in English) is located in Kpalimé. It was established to temporarily provide accommodation for orphans, disabled people, abandoned children as well as children from poverty stricken conditions and to ensure their education. The reasons for this are death or disability of parents and poverty, but also rejection or disdain for children that are seen as “abnormal” or “cursed by the gods”.
The parents of disabled or poor children are encouraged to retain them at home. In this case, CAST promises to finance school material and other day to day needs of these children.
CAST was established in 1995 by Mana Yevu. Contactions has been supporting a part of CAST’s work for several years.