Volunteer in Togo

Education and entertainment activities for children
Kpele-Goudeve, Kloto       August 8 - August 29, 2016

Volunteer project: The primary goal of this project is to improve the reaction capacities of children through games and reflection on cultural differences among people from different backgrounds. The second goal is to provide the kindergarten with tables and chairs in order to support the entertainment activities for the children. This project comes to support the Kpélé-Goudévé primary school to meet its needs in teaching and learning materials as well as strengthen students' skills.

The activities will be divided in two parts:
- The first part will be dedicated to making tables and chairs for the children attending the kindergarten. The tables and chairs will be built with wood and bamboo. Then the furniture will be painted. The equipment to be used will consist of saws, hammers, rebate planes, polish, pincers, masks, gloves, scrapers. The volunteers will also work with the village’s carpenter to help him manufacture various tools.
- The second part will be dedicated to entertaining and tutoring primary school students in the subjects in which they have the most difficulties. The volunteers will help teaching Math and French (reading, writing, verb conjugation, written and oral expression, etc.).

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

Language: French and English

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

Location: Kpele-Goudeve is located 22 km from Kpalimé. The village has 4500 inhabitants, mostly farmers. In the Kloto region, you can find coffee and cocoa fields, and trekking paths that will allow you to discover its nature and incredible vegetation. Other then the beautiful mountain landscapes, you can swim in the waterfall and learn all about its remarkable history.

Age range: 18 and over

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

Teaching and promoting the library in Yeviepe
Yeviepe, Kloto       August 10 - August 31, 2016

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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

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