Togo Based Partners


Program Director

Jonas Nouhoum Akondo

Jonas is honored to be the Program Director for Pathways Togo. He first joined Pathways Togo in 2013 as Program Administrator. Since then, he has been able to maintain and improve the quality of the scholarship program with the support of the US-based Board of Directors and partners in Togo. Most recently, Jonas was selected for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). In the past, he also completed a Peace Corps Internship for six months where, among other skills, he learned the importance of sending girls to school. His objectives are to help promote Pathways' vision of girls’ education and their empowerment. His commitment to women’s education in Togo began at the University of Lome where he earned a Bachelor’s of Art in English degree with a focus on Gender and Development.

Finance Officer

Yashmine Agbere

After completing a degree in accounting, Yashmine simultaneously earned a BA in English and a Masters of Finance. Prior to joining the Pathways Togo team, she worked with NGOs like Global Concerned and SOS Village d'Enfants where she learned that no matter how small the contribution, it greatly benefits the individual. Her goal now is to help Pathways Togo maintain financial health, establish fiscal procedures, and assist in securing funding that ensures the future of our organization.

University Program Director

Amavi Kafui Azianti

Amavi Kafui Azianti is a brave young woman committed to promoting girls’ education. Kafui holds a Master's degree in Project Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Local Development. She has previously worked as a volunteer with Plan International - Togo and as a project coordinator at a children’s development center in partnership with Compassion International Togo. Since 2013, she has worked with various community groups to promote their self-development and well-being, particularly on topics such as child protection, the promotion of gender equity, girls’ education, and entrepreneurship. She has also been a trainer at Peace Corps camp programs. As a result of her hard work, Kafui was selected for the Civic Leadership program at the YALI Regional Center of Leadership in Dakar, Senegal in July 2018.

Peace Corps Response Communications and Media Specialist

Mariama Fofana

Mariama Fofana joins Pathways Togo as a Peace Corps Response Communications and Public Relations Specialist. She graduated from the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Production with a concentration in Public Relations. She comes to Pathways Togo with a mixed background in nonprofit communications, social media management, writing and digital creation. Before joining the Peace Corps, Mariama worked at the Colorado Immigrant Justice Fund as a content creator and social media coordinator. She also worked with the American Red Cross as a public affairs storyteller. Mariama is motivated by curiosity, a passion for human rights and telling untold stories. She is the youngest in a family with four girls and grew up with amazing role models who always emphasized the importance of educating women in communities. As part of the Pathways Togo Family, Mariama is looking forward to contributing to Pathways' mission to give underprivileged Togolese girls the opportunity to complete their education.