The future of African communities depends on the education and empowerment of young people. If African youth are helped with the dilemmas they face, such as harsh poverty and lack of infrastructure, they will be empowered to lead their communities in the future. In rural areas of Togo, less that 10% of high school-aged girls and only 16% of boys attend school (UNICEF). Many schools in Togo do not have roofs or walls. Alaffia strives to provide communities with a positive, comfortable learning environment.