Volunteer in Togo


First Aid awareness and training program
Kpalime, Kloto       July 9 - July 29, 2018
Kpalime, Kloto       July 30 - August 18, 2018

Volunteer project: Nowadays, a very small part of the Togolese population knows first aid. However, a victim correctly assisted before rescue arrives has an additional 10% chance of survival. The volunteers will receive a training and then will apply their skills while teaching first aid to local people.
The objective of the project is to contribute to First Aid Awareness and Training of Togolese communities so that local people can acquire life saving skills and learn how to respond to emergencies.

Training will be given to the volunteers by trainers of the National Service of Occupational and Sports Medicine (the Occupational Health and Safety Committee). Then the volunteers, together with a team of the Red Cross, will organize awareness sessions on the importance of learning first aid: basic life saving skills.
After their training in first aid, the volunteers will in turn train young people of the village as peer educators. This will ensure that after the volunteers leave, these peer educators will carry on and multiply their actions in the community for the sustainability of the project.
At the end of the project, the volunteers will organize a presentation in the village to demonstrate the different first aid skills and techniques that were the subject of the project.
The training will cover topics such as releasing a victim, recovery position, treating burns, how to stop bleeding, airway obstruction, etc.

Leisure time: In their free time, volunteers can enjoy walks, meetings with the particularly welcoming locals, trips to the surrounding villages.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in a house in Kpalimé, in shared rooms. Basic conditions. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Kpalimé (Tové Ati). Located 120 km west of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also home to the largest arts and crafts center in the country where a large number of artists and craftsmen (woodcarvers, potters, weavers) have settled.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. In short, it is a city that moves and attracts many visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Developing an educational garden in Kpalime
Kpalime, Kloto       July 14 - August 4, 2018

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to conserve biodiversity in a sustainable way through gardening activities. In this context, an educational garden was set up in 2014. The activities carried out in the garden raised awareness among volunteers and the community on responsible consumption of local and organic products. It is a garden where the principles of sustainable development are implemented.

International volunteers will help expand and reinforce the activities in the garden so that the needs for bigger and more diverse production can be met.
The group will work on the following tasks:
- Preparing the soil, weeding, hoeing
- Making compost
- Protecting the plants, transplanting seedlings, watering them
- Repairing and strengthening the garden fence

Leisure time: The volunteers will have the opportunity to explore Kpalimé and its surroundings in the free time. You can hike in the mountains around or cool down by one of the famous waterfalls of Kpalime.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in a house near the project site, in shared rooms. Basic conditions. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Located 120 km west of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also a center of arts and crafts, with many artists and craftsmen calling it home.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. Kpalimé is a city that welcomes a lot of visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Computer courses for Togolese students
Kpalimé        July 16 - August 7, 2018

Volunteer project: Despite the evolution of new information technologies and communication, the access to these technology tools is still very limited in high schools and universities in Togo. The vast majority of students in schools can’t handle the IT tools. In response to this problem, we sets up the courses of basic computing skills and internet for three weeks. The modules will be: the discovery of the computer services, the use of a computer, the electronic mail system and the use of social networks. The aim is to teach Togolese students how to use computer and social networks.

Volunteer duties: Reception of the students registered for the course; Implementation of a training program (discover the computer and other tools, training with the keyboard in Word and Excel, creation of an Email account; introduction to searching information on the internet; how to use social networks). Evaluation of the training program and handing-over of certificates to the participants. NB: Computers are insufficient for training, the volunteers interested by this project are requested to bring their laptops.

Leisure time: The volunteers can organize rides, meetings with local communities, parties and excursions in the surrounding villages

Language: French and English

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a single house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). They will reside near the project site. Volunteers will sleep on mats made out of plastics or straw. But they can buy or bring along small airbeds or little floor-mats.

Location: Located 120 km west of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also a center of arts and crafts, with many artists and craftsmen calling it home.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. Kpalimé is a city that welcomes a lot of visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Promoting a culture of non-violence and peace in Togolese communities
Tomegbe, Kloto       July 24 - August 12, 2019

Volunteer project: This project initiated in 2016 promotes the Togolese culture through different artist groups every summer. With the aim to highlight the educational, social and artistic dimensions of local folklore this year's edition has the topic "Culture promotes peace and non -violence". This festival offers the opportunity for citizens to be heard and the possibility for them to express themselves.
The aim of the festival is to promote local artistic and folklore groups, offering them a place for expression. Sensitizing the public, they can exploit their talents. This year's activities will focus on the thematic of peace and non-violence.

The volunteers will organize workshops on the theme, will raise awareness for peace and non-violence in the village, will support the artistic and folkloric groups in the preparation for the festival, will organize the festival: communication and logistics, will arrange the hall of the spectacle, will instal stands, will plan the program.

Leisure time: The site offers numerous possibilities for hiking the mountain and enjoying nature's beauty. The locals are open to show you their village and share their culture.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a single house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). They will reside near the project site. Volunteers will sleep on mats made out of plastics or straw. But they can buy or bring along small airbeds or little floor-mats.

Location: Tomegbe is located 19 km from Kpalime in the south-west of Togo. The village lays on a hillside between the waterfall of Kamalo and Kloto Mountain. The village also has its own waterfall. The population of 2000 is mainly occupied in agriculture. You can find cacao and coffee farms, corn, bean and millet farms, and the fruits grown here such as oranges, bananas, pineapples, mangos, and avocados, have an exceptional flavour. The village is remarkable with its scenic landscapes and cultural diversity.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Building a youth center in Kpalime
Kpalime, Kloto       July 28 - August 17, 2018

Volunteer project: In order to respond better to the difficulties of the deprived and marginalized population and in sight of the socio-economic situation, the younger population of the municipality of Kpalimé is confronted to, we decided to build a Youth Centre. The Centre will ensure an integral development of these young people by giving them the opportunity to continue their education in the best conditions. This camp is the result of the work initiated in July 2015 by other volunteers who saw the need for this centre. For this summer, activities planned on the site will finish the building of the first dormitory and begin the second one. The aim is to complete the work of masonry and carpentry of the new building to promote reception and care for young people from a difficult family situation; - Put in the doors and windows of the finished building; - Create a clean and welcoming site.

The volunteers are going to help technicians (masons and carpenters) in various activities: Help to plaster the walls; Cut the wood for carpentry for the installation of the doors and windows. Volunteers will also take care of the creation of a green space (put in plants, turf and flowers).

Leisure time: The volunteers will have the opportunity to explore Kpalimé and its surroundings in the free time. You can hike in the mountains around or cool down by one of the famous waterfalls of Kpalime.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: In Kpalime. The accommodation is close to the work site and will include a common room.

Location: Kpalimé (Tové Ati). Located 120 km west of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also home to the largest arts and crafts center in the country where a large number of artists and craftsmen (woodcarvers, potters, weavers) have settled.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. In short, it is a city that moves and attracts many visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Raising awareness on the dangers of irregular migration
Kpalime, Kloto       August 3 - August 23, 2018

Volunteer project: The clandestine or irregular migration movements have taken an unseen dimension nowadays. During the crossing to Europe most of the migrants die in the sinking of their makeshift boats. Despite this present state, many young Africans still dream of leaving their countries, heading for the Occident. This summer campaign in Kpalimé intends to fight irregular immigration. We'll try to contribute to the stop of this movement generally in Africa but also particularly in Togo via this project. In this way, we will lead campaigns to heighten awareness and discourage eventual candidates to this kind of immigration. The units will be shaped by exchanges with the young people and information rounds around the consequences of clandestine immigration. The aim is to raise awareness among young pupils, students and unemployed graduates towards the journey and the hard life conditions of migrants in irregular situations in their countries of destination. The often-chosen way of migration shouldn’t be an opportunity or a chance but also as a source of danger and vulnerability.

The implementation of the project consists in researches, in realising and sharing contents that show the stories of migrants and describe the violence exerted by people smugglers or lived during their adventures.
Volunteer activities:
- Do research and organise debates between young people;
- The volunteers will create collections of photos, documentaries and witness reports showing the dangers experienced by migrants who decided to cross the Mediterranean Sea or the desert;
- You will project photos, documentary films and witness reports in different public places in Kpalimé attended by a high number of citizens;
- Organise radio broadcasts in the different local radio stations of Kpalimé;
- Create posters for the streets;
- Produce and show sketches to sensitize the population;
- The volunteers will create campaigns on social media (e.g.: Facebook).

Leisure time: The volunteers will have the opportunity to explore Kpalimé and its surroundings in the free time. You can hike in the mountains around or cool down by one of the famous waterfalls of Kpalime.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a single house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). They will reside near the project site. Volunteers will sleep on mats made out of plastics or straw. But they can buy or bring along small airbeds or little floor-mats.

Location: Located 120 km west of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also home to the largest arts and crafts center in the country where a large number of artists and craftsmen (woodcarvers, potters, weavers) have settled.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. In short, it is a city that moves and attracts many visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Support youth entrepreneurships
Yéviépé        August 6 - August 21, 2018

Volunteer project: Although the Togolese government implemented support programs to promote youth entrepreneurships, many local firms still struggle being not profitable nor sustainable. This project consists of consulting ten local micro-enterprises. After having observed and analyzed the organizational structure and the work of the young people carrying these ventures and, the project will try to offer solutions and new approaches to the experiences difficulties. This project is a platform to share experiences in youth entrepreneurships.  The aim of this project is to contribute to the promotion of the youth micro-projects by giving them the tools they need to effectively manage their enterprises.

Project tasks:
- Identification of ten (10) micro-enterprises carried by young people in the municipality of Kpalimé that are struggling;
- Carry out an organizational diagnosis in the selected enterprises;
- Reproduce the results of the achieved diagnosis;
- Organize the workshops of exchange and presentation of the management tools;
- Promote cultural exchanges between the participants and volunteers;

Leisure time: The volunteers can take part in walks and meetings with the local people. The people in the village are particularly welcoming. You can plan parties and trips to visit the surrounding villages and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and mountains of the region.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a single house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). They will reside near the project site. Volunteers will sleep on mats made out of plastics or straw. But they can buy or bring along small airbeds or little floor-mats.

Location: Yéviépé is located 12 km from the town of Kpalimé, on the road to Nyivé village, not far from the border with Ghana. It is surrounded by Kpadapé to the North, Kalakala to the East, Nyivé to the South and Womé to the West. With a population of about 3000 inhabitants, Yéviépé is a very welcoming village. It was founded in the late 18th century. The population is essentially composed of farmers occupied in the cultivation of maize, beans, cassava, yams and rice. The village has a large number of children and young people of school age. There is a kindergarten, a primary school and a college welcoming students from six neighboring villages. The traditional town festival is held annually in August and brings together the entire village population. The village is also remarkable with its natural environment, its cultural diversity and rich history which you'll be able to discover!

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Renovating a health center and raising public awareness on STIs and AIDS
Klomanyondi        August 6 - August 26, 2018

Volunteer project: Klomanyondi is an isolated village in the prefecture of Kloto. The public equipment and infrastructure is almost always damaged, among it is the health care centre. The volunteers in this project will help to renovate the building of the centre. Beside the renovation activities, the volunteers will organise, in cooperation with the medical staff of this centre, public as well as “door to door” campaigns to fight STI’s/AIDS. The aim of this summer project is to ameliorate the health infrastructure in rural areas by renovating the health care centre of Klomanyondi. Specific aims: To arrange and renovate the building of the health care centre; To organise campaigns to fight STI/AIDS; To enhance the intercultural exchange between volunteers and the local population.

The volunteers will arrange the site of the health care centre; clean up, whitewash, and paint the interior and exterior walls. They will plan the campaigns of sensitization, identify the target groups, prepare the instruments of sensitization, organise the walks and units of sensitization in the village and its surroundings. The volunteers will organise cultural activities in order to create a good atmosphere to facilitate the exchanges.

Leisure time: This area is very attractive considering the welcoming population, the natural environment with its water courses and tropical plants (palm, coffee, cacao plantations and many more…)

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a single house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). They will reside near the project site. Volunteers will sleep on mats made out of plastics or straw. But they can buy or bring along small airbeds or little floor-mats.

Location: Situated at around twenty kilometres south-west of the city of Kpalimé and behind the village of Womé, Klomanyondi is a little enclosed, near to the Ghanaian-Togolese border. Housing 1000 inhabitants this village lives essentially of agriculture. The agriculture is based on the crop growing of corn, green beans, manioc, yam, and rice. A primary and a high school take in a charge the many young people that live in Klomanyondi (very high youth rate) and the circumjacent villages.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching and promoting the library in Yeviepe
Yeviepe, Kloto       August 7 - August 27, 2018

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to improve the reaction skills of the children and teenagers of Yeviepe through school support and games based on reflection and cultural entertainment. This project is also meant to encourage and promote the activities happening in the new library of the village, and to get the local young students to understand the value of the tools provided to them for their own development.

The activities will be divided in two parts:
- The first part will be dedicated to courses intended to help the students of the primary and the high school, especially in the subjects in which they have more difficulties. The volunteers will help in teaching French (reading, writing, verb conjugation, oral and written composition, etc.), calculation (Math), and also some other subjects to the older students (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, etc.).
- The second part will be dedicated to games and entertainment activities, which will be held in the village library (reading contests, drawing, singing and dancing).

Leisure time: The volunteers can take part in walks and meetings with the local people. The people in the village are particularly welcoming. You can plan parties and trips to visit the surrounding villages and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and mountains of the region.

Language: French and English

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in the village, in a small flat with shared rooms.

Location: Yéviépé is located 12 km from the town of Kpalimé, on the road to Nyivé village, not far from the border with Ghana. It is surrounded by Kpadapé to the North, Kalakala to the East, Nyivé to the South and Womé to the West. With a population of about 3000 inhabitants, Yéviépé is a very welcoming village. It was founded in the late 18th century. The population is essentially composed of farmers occupied in the cultivation of maize, beans, cassava, yams and rice. The village has a large number of children and young people of school age. There is a kindergarten, a primary school and a college welcoming students from six neighboring villages. The traditional town festival is held annually in August and brings together the entire village population. The village is also remarkable with its natural environment, its cultural diversity and rich history which you'll be able to discover!

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Long-term projects in Togo