Our team

Behind Graines d’Espoir, we are four French women who have been working for several years in the medical and social care of underprivileged children in Togo. After witnessing the lack of resources of many families fighting against the diseases of their children, the need for a care center in the community became clear. With this in mind, we decided to create Graines d’Espoir. We are now managing a care center, where we employ two nurses and a coordinator. They welcome, consult and offer personalized care to many children suffering from malnutrition, disabilities or chronic illnesses. 

Founders of Graines d’Espoir

Amélie

“I met Laurie, Pauline and Célia during several humanitarian missions in Togo. Our different experiences, our characters and our visions of the world have allowed us to build a project that reflects our values and the principles that we want to convey. At Graines d’Espoir, I am in charge of the administration as well as the legal aspects of the organization. I also design and create some of the products offered on the website. To me, Graines d’Espoir is the result of great teamwork, a strong friendship and the promise of beautiful projects.”

Pauline

“I discovered Togo in 2018 during my first humanitarian mission. The experiences I lived there have transformed my life, and I have formed a deep attachment to this country and its culture. Graines d’Espoir is the result of a strong friendship and the profound devotion that each of us has for humanitarian work. It is with great passion and enthusiasm that I am now participating in carrying out our mission, by using my knowledge in the field of communications. Alongside Célia, Amélie and Laurie, I have been working to ensure the visibility of our organization, in particular via our website.”

 

Laurie

“I am a state-registered nurse and one of the center’s medical advisors. Since 2015, and through my experiences in hospitals, dispensaries and villages, I have been trained in the pathologies and care of children in Togo, particularly malnourished children. In collaboration with our local medical staff, as well as French and Togolese doctors, I coordinate the care of the children. I supervise their treatment in relation to the diagnosis of their pathology, the nature of the tests requested and the appropriate medical treatment. On site, I provide nursing care and assist in the admission of the children and their families.”

Célia

“I am a state-qualified educator and I work in France with children placed in emergency shelters. Having always worked in the fields of medical and social work, I discovered how these areas are addressed in Togo during my first humanitarian mission in 2019. Having fallen in love with the country and its culture, Graines d’Espoir was an evidence for me. My knowledge in social and educational counseling allows me to guide decisions regarding the assistance of families in precarious conditions and in need of psychological and social support. I am also a referent for everything related to finances, and I put my skills into practice in sewing the products we sell on the website.”

Founders of Graines d’Espoir

Amélie

“I met Laurie, Pauline and Célia during several humanitarian missions in Togo. Our different experiences, our characters and our visions of the world have allowed us to build a project that reflects our values and the principles that we want to convey. At Graines d’Espoir, I am in charge of the administration as well as the legal aspects of the organization. I also design and create some of the products offered on the website. To me, Graines d’Espoir is the result of great teamwork, a strong friendship and the promise of beautiful projects.”

Pauline

“I discovered Togo in 2018 during my first humanitarian mission. The experiences I lived there have transformed my life, and I have formed a deep attachment to this country and its culture. Graines d’Espoir is the result of a strong friendship and the profound devotion that each of us has for humanitarian work. It is with great passion and enthusiasm that I am now participating in carrying out our mission, by using my knowledge in the field of communications. Alongside Célia, Amélie and Laurie, I have been working to ensure the visibility of our organization, in particular via our website.”

Laurie

“I am a state-registered nurse and one of the center’s medical advisors. Since 2015, and through my experiences in hospitals, dispensaries and villages, I have been trained in the pathologies and care of children in Togo, particularly malnourished children. In collaboration with our local medical staff, as well as French and Togolese doctors, I coordinate the care of the children. I supervise their treatment in relation to the diagnosis of their pathology, the nature of the tests requested and the appropriate medical treatment. On site, I provide nursing care and assist in the admission of the children and their families.”

Célia

“I am a state-qualified educator and I work in France with children placed in emergency shelters. Having always worked in the fields of medical and social work, I discovered how these areas are addressed in Togo during my first humanitarian mission in 2019. Having fallen in love with the country and its culture, Graines d’Espoir was an evidence for me. My knowledge in social and educational counseling allows me to guide decisions regarding the assistance of families in precarious conditions and in need of psychological and social support. I am also a referent for everything related to finances, and I put my skills into practice in sewing the products we sell on the website.”

Our local team

Evrard – Head Nurse

As the center’s Head Paediatric Nurse, Evrard refers, welcomes and carries out the consultations of the children. His role is to take care of the children’s health in its entirety. He coordinates with hospitals and pharmacies to ensure high quality medical and paramedical care.

Ibrahim – Full-time nurse

Ibrahim welcomes and carries out the consultations of the children at the Graines d’Espoir Care Center. He is responsible for monitoring the health of the children by scheduling check-up appointments and making home visits. He also takes care of the maintenance and control of our medical equipment.

Edem – Coordinator

At Graines d’Espoir, Edem plays a key role in providing care to the children. He is the primary intermediary between families and caregivers. In collaboration with our nurses, he ensures the admission of the children and makes regular home visits. He also organizes tutoring classes and fun activities every Saturday for our children.

Contact us

70A Impasse de l’Amiradou
83190 Ollioules, France

+33 6 61 73 08 64

(English contact)