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E&V Charity – next step: The “College Agro Pastoral”

“There is only one thing in the long run more expensive than education: no education.” (J.F. Kennedy)

Education is key to the future. Sadly many people in the world do not get the opportunity to receive a school education. Engel & Völkers wants to play a part in making this possible where it otherwise wouldn’t be. 

Thanks to our primary school project in Togo, West Africa, 140 children are currently receiving an education and learning to read, write and do arithmetic. A first step towards a secure future. At this point we would like to express our immense gratitude to all donors for your much-needed support over recent years! 

It is now time to venture forward to the next stage and turn our attention to building a secondary school so that the children can continue their schooling once they have completed their primary education. This will be the case next year when the first pupils who began attending our school centre seven years ago will receive the “Certificat d`études du premier degré“ leaving certificate.  

For Engel & Völkers it is of utmost importance that the project makes a difference in the long term. For that reason we have decided to give the children the opportunity to gain a school-leaving qualification in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry at the soon-to-be-built “College Agro Pastoral”. This will enable the school pupils to receive invaluable knowledge that will help them to make effective use of the resources in their own country. We also plan to establish a farm affiliated to the college, so that skills can be taught in theory and then learnt directly in practice out on the land. The plan is for the farm to then start selling its own produce, enabling it to fund the running costs of the school in the long term. This will see the project come full circle, as the important goal is reached of “helping people help themselves”. 

In order to realise this goal, we require a total of 100,000 euros. We need your help here! Please join us as we strive to achieve this wonderful vision together. Every single donation counts and is gratefully received. Many thanks for your generous support!


Engel & Völkers Charity e.V.
Purpose: “Bildung ist Zukunft”
Deutsche Bank AG
IBAN: DE09 2007 0000 0070 7240 00

The Engel & Völkers Charity issues a donation receipt for all donations of 50 euros and more. This is also the case for donations received from abroad, although no guarantee can be provided that the receipts will be officially recognised by the respective local tax authorities. We would ask for your understanding that we are not able to issue receipts for smaller donations due to the administrative costs involved.

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