Volunteer in Togo

Educational support and HIV/AIDS awareness
Essè-Zogbédzi, Yoto       November 5 - November 26, 2016

Volunteer project: The youth in rural areas is facing serious problems related not only to primary health care, but also unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS. Financial resources are lacking, but we have to make our modest contribution to try to resolve these plagues that seriously hinder the development of the community, which far from cities, is somewhat forgotten. In addition, the schools and colleges are facing shortage of teachers.

With this project, we aim to provide assistance to students through various educational activities. The volunteers' duties consist of:
- Organizing thematic awareness-raising sessions, sketches, forum theater, discussions, debates on HIV/AIDS and contraception. Distribution of condoms and leaflets.
- Assisting teachers in the school, organizing refresher courses for students at home, helping them with their homework and research in the library.

Leisure time:
- Tourist sites to visit: The cement factory in the town of Tabligo, the town of Aneho on the road to Benin, a trip to Togoville or to Lake Togo; a pool for sacred crocodiles 22 km from Togoville and a pool for hippopotamus at Lacata.
Possibility to discover also Northern Togo (the large towns like Atakpamé, Sokodé and Kara, the Aledjo Fault (where the road passes through the rock), the region of Tamberma, the Niamtougou falls…) and the Nangbeto Dam with its hippopotamus pool;
- Artistic activities, learning the techniques of batik and sculpture;
- Cultural activities, percussion (Djembé) and dancing around the fire;
- Day with an African family: a day of immersion in the life of an African family organized around the following: animism, installation of a chief in place, traditional marriage, a day in the field.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in dormitories at the project site.

Location: Essè-Zogbédzi is a village in Yoto prefecture. The population of the village is around 2 700 inhabitants. There’s two primary schools, a college, a market and a small health center. The main activity is agriculture.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 230 Euro
Airport pickup and transport to the project site is included.
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Christmas and New Year's camp for children
Adeta, Kpele       December 14, 2016 - January 6, 2017

Volunteer project: The objective of the project is to help children learn about other people, cultures and lifestyles, as well as to rejoice during the New Year celebrations and offer them a chance to express themselves in new ways. Tutoring sessions will be organized to allow students who need it to catch up. So the children will have a fun and useful holiday over Christmas and New Years.

Volunteer tasks:
- Supervising the children in various activities and organizing a program of games, arts and crafts activities, sketches;
- School support;
- Organizing a day of activities for the children for the end of year celebrations.

Leisure time:
- Tourist sites to visit: The Kpimé Falls, the Danyi Plateau (visit to the Monastery of Dzogbegan and its circular wooden chapel), Mt Kloto (where it is possible to get a glimpse of Lake Volta in Ghana), the village of Kuma Konda and the château Viale, Mt Agou (the highest summit in Togo).
Possibility to discover also Northern Togo (the large towns like Atakpamé, Sokodé and Kara, the Aledjo Fault (where the road passes through the rock), the region of Tamberma, the Niamtougou falls…) and the Nangbeto Dam;
- Artisanal activities, learning the techniques of batik and sculpture;
- Cultural activities, percussion (Djembé) and dancing around the fire;
- Day with an African family: a day of immersion in the life of an African family organized around the following: animism, installation of a chief in place, traditional marriage, a day in the field.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in dormitories at the project site.

Location: Kpélé – Adéta is a town of around 15 000 inhabitants. The offices of the Prefecture Kpélé are established here. It is situated on the crossroads Kpalimé – Atakpamé, Notsé – Danyi. There is a Post Office, a police station, and a medical – social center. The nearest hospital is the American Baptist hospital, some 4 kms from Adéta.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 230 Euro
Airport pickup and transport to the project site is included.
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Long-term projects in Togo