Aguim Essitinawa

National Youth Care Advisor SOS Children's Villages in Togo

Aguim Essitinawa is National Pedagogical Advisor in charge of programme development at SOS Villages d’Enfants Togo in Lomé.

He is in charge of programme development and implements child protection and advocacy activities. He believes in the importance of developing strong relationships among the different actors. This is why his colleagues often call him their “ancestor”. 

After losing his father in early childhood he experienced the strength of his mother, who believed in him and his development. She and the other siblings made his education possible. Today he is married and the father of three daughters. He enjoys going for a walk and listening to the stories of his friends.

Narcisse grew up in a small village in the North of Togo. Located in West Africa, Togo is a small country with a population of about 7 million inhabitants. It has a tropical hot climate. Togo ranks among the least developed countries. The economy is largely dependent on the export of raw materials. The deterioration of the Togolese economy is felt at all levels of life. Nevertheless, Togo is a peaceful country with loving people who warmly welcome foreigners.