Dr. Alain T. Badate received his Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1975, but has been reinventing himself in the rural development field since 1977. He worked on developmental projects from 1977 to present. He has served as the Technical Director of SOTED (Société Togolaise pour l’Etude et le Development) from 1984 to 1996. He is the current General Director of the organization. Dr. Badate believes that educating a child is equal to preparing such a child to face the challenges of not only today’s life, but mainly to face the difficulties of tomorrow.
Mr. Degli has been a long time social justice advocate and of human rights for all. He has held and continues to hold several national and international positions including Secretary General of the International Criminal Defence Attorney Association (ICDAA) and the International Criminal Bar (ICB) established before the International Criminal Court (ICC). The latest of his accomplishments has been a Jurist Doctorate (JD) Degree in Laws with specializations in both International Business Law and Human Rights Law from American University, Washington College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), and the American Society of International Law (ASIL), a member of the Togolese Bar since 1989, and a former member of the Paris Bar (1995-2009).
Mr. Degli is also a former Executive President and current Honorary President of the Togolese League of Human Rights (LTDH). In addition to his Masters, Mr. Degli has also received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Geography from Togo and a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) Degree in Business Law from the Nanterre University (France). Mr. Degli has received several outstanding research awards. He is the author of two books and several news articles and reports related to Human Rights issues. He has agreed to join the Regional Board of Hidden-Talent Foundation to bring his support to the educational cause of the organization.
Mr. Tchami is a native of Togo. He received a Bachelor Degree in Economics. He is also a graduate of the Institut Superieur de Management et Developement (ISMAD) in Togo where he received his Accounting and Business Management Degrees. He believes that without the education that he was able to receive he will not be where he is at today; therefore, he said: “a child with a complete education will one day contribute to the development to a nation as whole and I am willing to contribute to children’s education by getting involved with an organization such as Hidden-Talent to bring my support to children in Togo and around the world”. His extensive background preparation in accounting and management has prepared him to become the Regional Treasurer of Hidden-Talent Foundation in Togo.
Mrs. Doamekpor Akofa is a native of Togo. She has been senior office manager for SOTED-Afrique for over 20 years. Mrs. Doamekpor participated in the realization of several administrative projects of her company to include the supervision of outgoing and incoming correspondences related to the company. Mrs. Doamekpor has been an unpaid volunteer for Hidden-Talent Foundation and has helped delivered donations and Christmas gifts to several program participants. Mrs. Doamekpor is one hundred percent involved in children’s education because she believes that education is an investment that never fails to bring returns.