Ever since Chantal started her work as a professional tailor and batik craftswoman, it was her goal to contribute to the development of her own country.
Soon after she finished her education, she shared her experience and passion with young organizations and started educating women in becoming professional tailors. She went all over the country to give workshops and lectures for women on how to build up a small business and creatively use local material to produce accessories and fashion items. The passion lies in the blood: the father of Chantal is the founder of one of Togo’s biggest crafts education centers, the Centre Artisanal in Kpalimé.
As the brand Aklala Batik began to grow and gain more and more clients nationwide and abroad, Chantal wanted to expand her apprenticeship programs. Her dream was to offer free programs to young women whose access to education is limited. With the support of The Force, this dream is finally becoming a reality! Chantal will be the manager and teacher of the center, education young women in order to improve their living conditions.