Embracing Life was founded by Kathleen Hales in 2009. Her social commitment to the underprivileged, a visit to West Africa in 2005, were the perfect ingredients for doing something for the local population. Her years of experience as head bookkeeper could only contribute in a positive way. Except she did not want the financial commitment of so many people who wanted to support the project, to be lost into operating costs, like so many large organizations often have to deal with. 

The proceeds had to be entirely devoted to the project. A difficult task, but not without fruit. In the village of Apégamé, where the project is started, a building complex that offers accommodation to students provides courses in literacy, sewing, weaving and soon ICT as well.

Every other quarter a meeting is organized with the organization ASFEEN. Mrs Mme Brigitte Aguigah checks out the situation in Togo and gives advice.

Our project needs positive energy. Much needed oxygen which simply means the rise or the fall of the project. Through donations or membership fees you can engage in an activity that not only bears fruit but also directly contributes to the educational, social but also emotional future of women, men and children.


Embracing Life is active in the African village of Agou - Apegamé in Togo (West Africa). The non-profit association has a unique approach because the local population is involved in the entire project.


This gives the population a sense of self-esteem, commitment and responsibility. The aim of the non-profit organization is to promote education and vocational training for both young people and adults and to reduce illiteracy.


On the other hand creating employment. Education stabilizes a society and more resources means more diversity in terms of education. We agree that education brings social equality and means future. Without it, without education means a life of 'Survival of the fittest'.


When man does not evolve, he stagnates in a hopeless situation that ruins his future. The non-profit organization seeks to raise awareness about investments in education and training in those countries where many people seek a hopeless way out of Europe, and thus also Belgium. Poverty arises as a result of inadequate employment. At the same time, Europe has a lot to do with a flow of refugees because of false propaganda from the countries of origin.