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Togo Togo: ESPACE AGRO- ECOLO (LMTV ASTO 07)

Dates

11/01/2024   -   31/01/2025

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Environmental
Manual Work

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 290 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
There is a member of our organization who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the project and Host family. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.
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Work

The "Espace Agro Ecolo" project is an initiative by the NGO ASTOVOT and volunteers to promote sustainable, organic farming. This green micro-space is a crossroads for learning, sharing, listening and discovering know-how in organic farming and environmental protection. The ecosystem is made up of several parts: a vegetable garden (market gardening), fruit trees (papaya trees, etc.), flowers, a wild area and a small river for watering the crops.
The aims of this volunteer project are to
- To support the coordination of sustainable environment projects run by ASTOVOT;
- Develop the agro-ecological area by growing organic produce;
- Raise awareness among young people in the community about responsible consumption and understanding environmental protection issues.
Work Description:

✔ Creation, adaptation and dissemination of promotional tools on the environment
✔ Management of partnerships with environmental stakeholders
✔ Introduction of new cultures in the agro-ecological area
✔ Leading groups of children in agro-ecological practices
✔ Learning ecological gardening techniques

Accomodation and food

International volunteers working on long to medium term projects are accommodated with Togolese host families. The families are chosen according to their proximity to the volunteer'splace of work. They provide a private room for the volunteers as well as drinking water and 3meals a day (meals are adapted according to the diet of each volunteer). The volunteer remains independent and is free to go out and participate in activities of his/her choice. Living with a host family allows a total immersion in Togolese life to discover all its facets.

Location and leisure

Situated 120 km north of Lomé, the commune of Kpalimé is the ideal place for nature lovers and
hikers who wish to discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and tropical flora. Numerous natural
waterfalls will allow you to refresh yourself at the water's edge. Kpalimé is also home to the most
important craft center of the country where a very large number of artists and craftsmen have settled.
In addition to the project, volunteers are free to pursue leisure activities such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and discover Togolese culture. Please note that expenses relating to excursions and outings by volunteers are not included in the participation fees.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

There is a member of our organization who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé.
- The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€),
- Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the project and Host family. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.

Additional comments

It is essential to apply for a visa before flying to Togo. We advise volunteers to apply for a tourist visa, as there is no section reserved for volunteers. ASTOVOT will send you a letter of invitation before you apply for your visa. It prepares the files requested before obtaining the visa. The visa application must be made online via the Togolese government website. Consult the following link for more information: https://voyage.gouv.tg/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
There is an infosheet for each project which contains information on the conditions of participation, contacts, necessary information on pre-trip preparations, arrival in Togo, transport, accommodation, planning of project activities...etc. The infosheet is sent individually to the volunteers after their registration to the projects. If you have any questions about a project or the Astovot association, please do not hesitate to
contact us :
Email :
coordinationastovot@yahoo.fr
workcamp@astovot.org
If you are interested in several projects, please let us know. We will try, as far as possible, to combine several projects. It is usually best to send a list with an order of preference. If you choose a single project and it only occupies a few hours per day, it will be possible to decide how to complete your schedule according to your desires and interests and the needs of our partners. It takes about a month between the acceptance of the project and the arrival on site. Indeed, some administrative steps have to be taken in order to welcome you. Once your project has been accepted, we will send you an official invitation letter
ASTOVOT doesn't have any insurance covering international volunteers. Volunteers should contact the sending organisation for more information. It is important for volunteers to have health insurance.

We recommend not carrying a lot of cash. They should bring bank cards to make withdrawals when they need them for purchases.

Requirements

To take part in this project, you must be aged 18 or over. ✔ Listening, initiative, optimism, autonomy, open-mindedness, environmental awareness, etc.

Togo Togo: ASSISTANCE TO TRAINERS AT THE KPALIMÉ ARTS AND CRAFTS COLLEGE (CEAA) (LMTV ASTO 08)

Dates

11/01/2024   -   31/01/2025

Feedback from 2 volunteers

Tags

Art
Cultural

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 290 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
There is a member of our organization who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the project and Host family. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.
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Work

Project Description:

The Kloto craft centre was set up in the late 60s and combines training with the manufacture and marketing of art objects.
There is a wide variety of handicrafts: wood carvings, pottery, batiks (prints on canvas, T-shirts and loincloths, etc.) and macramé. The programme offers an opportunity for all volunteers wishing to contribute their experience, to learn and exchange in the field of handicrafts with the staff and learners of these centres. You will be able to learn local skills in drawing, ceramics, woodcarving, dyed batik, loincloth weaving, painting, sewing, etc., as well as sharing your passion and experiencing a real artistic and craft exchange.
Work Description:

✔ Assist the centre's teachers in their daily work with the young learners
✔ Learn local techniques
✔ Will therefore work with young apprentices and young artists and help them to develop their creativity and talents.
✔ Take part in workshops on pottery, sculpture, sewing, hairdressing, jewellery making, painting, batik, etc.
NB: It is important to make it clear to volunteers enrolled on this project that they are not there to take a fast-track training course. This is a project of cultural and artistic discovery and exchange. The training depends on the programme drawn up by the centre's administration

Accomodation and food

International volunteers working on long to medium term projects are accommodated with Togolese host families. The families are chosen according to their proximity to the volunteer'splace of work. They provide a private room for the volunteers as well as drinking water and 3meals a day (meals are adapted according to the diet of each volunteer). The volunteer remains independent and is free to go out and participate in activities of his/her choice. Living with a host family allows a total immersion in Togolese life to discover all its facets

Location and leisure

Situated 120 km north of Lomé, the commune of Kpalimé is the ideal place for nature lovers and
hikers who wish to discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and tropical flora. Numerous natural
waterfalls will allow you to refresh yourself at the water's edge. Kpalimé is also home to the most
important craft center of the country where a very large number of artists and craftsmen have settled.
In addition to the project, volunteers are free to pursue leisure activities such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and discover Togolese culture. Please note that expenses relating to excursions and outings by volunteers are not included in the participation fees.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

There is a member of our organization who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé.
- The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€),
- Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the project and Host family. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.

Additional comments

It is essential to apply for a visa before flying to Togo. We advise volunteers to apply for a tourist visa, as there is no section reserved for volunteers. ASTOVOT will send you a letter of invitation before you apply for your visa. It prepares the files requested before obtaining the visa. The visa application must be made online via the Togolese government website. Consult the following link for more information: https://voyage.gouv.tg/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
There is an infosheet for each project which contains information on the conditions of participation, contacts, necessary information on pre-trip preparations, arrival in Togo, transport, accommodation, planning of project activities...etc. The infosheet is sent individually to the volunteers after their registration to the projects. If you have any questions about a project or the Astovot association, please do not hesitate to
contact us :
Email :
coordinationastovot@yahoo.fr
workcamp@astovot.org
If you are interested in several projects, please let us know. We will try, as far as possible, to combine several projects. It is usually best to send a list with an order of preference. If you choose a single project and it only occupies a few hours per day, it will be possible to decide how to complete your schedule according to your desires and interests and the needs of our partners. It takes about a month between the acceptance of the project and the arrival on site. Indeed, some administrative steps have to be taken in order to welcome you. Once your project has been accepted, we will send you an official invitation letter
ASTOVOT doesn't have any insurance covering international volunteers. Volunteers should contact the sending organisation for more information. It is important for volunteers to have health insurance.
We recommend not carrying a lot of cash. They should bring bank cards to make withdrawals when they need them for purchases.

Requirements

To take part in this project, you must be aged 18 or over. Open-mindedness, optimism, , motivation, initiative, ability to adapt to the realities of Togolese society, etc.

Togo Togo: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS" PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS (LMTV ASTO 11)

Dates

11/01/2024   -   31/01/2025

Feedback from 2 volunteers

Tags

Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 290 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
There is a member of our organization who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the project and Host family. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.
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Work

Despite developments in the use of computers, access to this communication tool is still very limited in Togo's universities, high schools and colleges. The vast majority of Togolese pupils and students have not been introduced to the use of computers. This is becoming a real handicap in their school or university careers.
With this in mind, ASTOVOT is setting up simple, practical introductory courses to computers and the Internet for pupils.
This introductory computer course is open to all volunteers who have a basic knowledge of computers and wish to pass this on to young Togolese. They will be accompanied by a teacher employed by the association.
Work Description:

As part of this project, ASTOVOT is working with three (3) beneficiaries:
- The students of the Zomayi neighbourhood at ASTOVOT headquarters
- The students of the Collège Cayholique Polyvalent de Kpalimé;
- The learners at the Craft Centre in Kpalimé.
So the volunteer can select the group they would like to work with or combine the two or three if possible.
✔ Setting up a training programme
✔ Preparing and delivering courses in the use of a computer and its software (Possibility of using course materials developed by former volunteers)
✔ Raise awareness of the importance of new technologies

Accomodation and food

International volunteers working on long to medium term projects are accommodated with Togolese host families. The families are chosen according to their proximity to the volunteer'splace of work. They provide a private room for the volunteers as well as drinking water and 3meals a day (meals are adapted according to the diet of each volunteer). The volunteer remains independent and is free to go out and participate in activities of his/her choice. Living with a host family allows a total immersion in Togolese life to discover all its facets

Location and leisure

Situated 120 km north of Lomé, the commune of Kpalimé is the ideal place for nature lovers and
hikers who wish to discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and tropical flora. Numerous natural
waterfalls will allow you to refresh yourself at the water's edge. Kpalimé is also home to the most
important craft center of the country where a very large number of artists and craftsmen have settled.
In addition to the project, volunteers are free to pursue leisure activities such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and discover Togolese culture. Please note that expenses relating to excursions and outings by volunteers are not included in the participation fees.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

There is a member of our organization who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé.
- The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€),
- Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the project and Host family. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.

Additional comments

It is essential to apply for a visa before flying to Togo. We advise volunteers to apply for a tourist visa, as there is no section reserved for volunteers. ASTOVOT will send you a letter of invitation before you apply for your visa. It prepares the files requested before obtaining the visa. The visa application must be made online via the Togolese government website. Consult the following link for more information: https://voyage.gouv.tg/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
There is an infosheet for each project which contains information on the conditions of participation, contacts, necessary information on pre-trip preparations, arrival in Togo, transport, accommodation, planning of project activities...etc. The infosheet is sent individually to the volunteers after their registration to the projects. If you have any questions about a project or the Astovot association, please do not hesitate to
contact us :
Email :
coordinationastovot@yahoo.fr
workcamp@astovot.org
If you are interested in several projects, please let us know. We will try, as far as possible, to combine several projects. It is usually best to send a list with an order of preference. If you choose a single project and it only occupies a few hours per day, it will be possible to decide how to complete your schedule according to your desires and interests and the needs of our partners. It takes about a month between the acceptance of the project and the arrival on site. Indeed, some administrative steps have to be taken in order to welcome you. Once your project has been accepted, we will send you an official invitation letter
ASTOVOT doesn't have any insurance covering international volunteers. Volunteers should contact the sending organisation for more information. It is important for volunteers to have health insurance.
We recommend not carrying a lot of cash. They should bring bank cards to make withdrawals when they need them for purchases.

Requirements

To take part in this project, you must be aged 18 or over. Motivation, basic computer skills, teamwork, autonomy, initiative, communication skills, open-mindedness

Togo Togo: ASSISTANCE FOR TEACHERS IN THE COLLEGES AND HIGH SCHOOLS OF KPALIME AND AGOU (LMTV ASTO 12)

Dates

11/01/2024   -   31/01/2025

Feedback from 2 volunteers

Tags

Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 290 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
There is a member of our organization who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the project and Host family. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.
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Work

There is a serious shortage of teachers in the schools. Volunteers will help pupils to study effectively by assisting teachers during lessons, giving support classes, etc.
The volunteers will support the pupils in mathematics and physical sciences, languages (English, French or German), drawing, music and sport and other subjects following Togo's educational programme while sharing that of their country...
THE PARTNER SCHOOLS :
- Collège Publique " Kpodzi " ( Kpalimé)
- Nyivémé" public secondary school (Kpalimé)
- Nyogbo public secondary school
- Bonne semence" private secondary school
- Larousse" Institute
Work Description:

✔ Prepare lessons in collaboration with a teacher and organise support lessons for students with difficulties
✔ Help to correct students' papers,
✔ Monitor students during various assessments
✔ Promote extra-curricular club activities: drawing, drama, English, German, reading, etc.
NB: In Togo, courses take place from Monday to Friday and usually in the mornings.

Accomodation and food

International volunteers working on long to medium term projects are accommodated with Togolese host families. The families are chosen according to their proximity to the volunteer'splace of work. They provide a private room for the volunteers as well as drinking water and 3meals a day (meals are adapted according to the diet of each volunteer). The volunteer remains independent and is free to go out and participate in activities of his/her choice. Living with a host family allows a total immersion in Togolese life to discover all its facets.

Location and leisure

Situated 120 km north of Lomé, the commune of Kpalimé is the ideal place for nature lovers and
hikers who wish to discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and tropical flora. Numerous natural
waterfalls will allow you to refresh yourself at the water's edge. Kpalimé is also home to the most
important craft center of the country where a very large number of artists and craftsmen have settled.
In addition to the project, volunteers are free to pursue leisure activities such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and discover Togolese culture. Please note that expenses relating to excursions and outings by volunteers are not included in the participation fees.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

There is a member of our organization who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé.
- The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€),
- Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the project and Host family. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.

Additional comments

It is essential to apply for a visa before flying to Togo. We advise volunteers to apply for a tourist visa, as there is no section reserved for volunteers. ASTOVOT will send you a letter of invitation before you apply for your visa. It prepares the files requested before obtaining the visa. The visa application must be made online via the Togolese government website. Consult the following link for more information: https://voyage.gouv.tg/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
There is an infosheet for each project which contains information on the conditions of participation, contacts, necessary information on pre-trip preparations, arrival in Togo, transport, accommodation, planning of project activities...etc. The infosheet is sent individually to the volunteers after their registration to the projects. If you have any questions about a project or the Astovot association, please do not hesitate to
contact us :
Email :
coordinationastovot@yahoo.fr
workcamp@astovot.org
If you are interested in several projects, please let us know. We will try, as far as possible, to combine several projects. It is usually best to send a list with an order of preference. If you choose a single project and it only occupies a few hours per day, it will be possible to decide how to complete your schedule according to your desires and interests and the needs of our partners. It takes about a month between the acceptance of the project and the arrival on site. Indeed, some administrative steps have to be taken in order to welcome you. Once your project has been accepted, we will send you an official invitation letter
ASTOVOT doesn't have any insurance covering international volunteers. Volunteers should contact the sending organisation for more information. It is important for volunteers to have health insurance.
We recommend not carrying a lot of cash. They should bring bank cards to make withdrawals when they need them for purchases.

Requirements

To take part in this project, you must be aged 18 or over. Open-mindedness, optimism, , motivation, initiative, ability to adapt to the realities of Togolese society, etc.

Togo Togo: SUPPORT FOR STAFF AT ASTOVOT'S PARTNER ORPHANAGES (SAINT MARTIN, SINAI, GMI) (LMTV ASTO 02)

Dates

11/01/2024   -   31/01/2025

Feedback from 2 volunteers

Tags

Children
Educational
Social

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 290 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
There is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.
Map

Work

ASTOVOT's partner orphanages take in children aged 5 to 16. The children go to school in the morning and then spend the rest of the day at the orphanage, which provides them with a basic education, health care, daily meals and clothing. Due to a lack of financial resources, orphanages are often understaffed and cannot adequately provide for the children's needs. Voluntary work is therefore essential to support them in educating their children. The partner orphanages are: 1. SINAÏ orphanage 2. GMI orphanage 3. SAINT MARTIN orphanage
Work Description:

✔ Helping staff with daily tasks: meals, clothing, hygiene and maintenance in their dormitories; ✔ Take the time to listen, encourage and give hope to the children ✔ Offer games and activities involving reading, writing and socio-cultural activities ✔ Organise educational and recreational outings

Accomodation and food

International volunteers working on long to medium term projects are accommodated with Togolese host families. The families are chosen according to their proximity to the volunteer'splace of work. They provide a private room for the volunteers as well as drinking water and 3meals a day (meals are adapted according to the diet of each volunteer). The volunteer remains independent and is free to go out and participate in activities of his/her choice. Living with a host family allows a total immersion in Togolese life to discover all its facets.

Location and leisure

Situated 120 km north of Lomé, the commune of Kpalimé is the ideal place for nature lovers and
hikers who wish to discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and tropical flora. Numerous natural
waterfalls will allow you to refresh yourself at the water's edge. Kpalimé is also home to the most
important craft center of the country where a very large number of artists and craftsmen have settled.
In addition to the project, volunteers are free to pursue leisure activities such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and discover Togolese culture. Please note that expenses relating to excursions and outings by volunteers are not included in the participation fees.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

There is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé.
- The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€),
- Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.

Additional comments

It is essential to apply for a visa before flying to Togo. We advise volunteers to apply for a tourist visa, as there is no section reserved for volunteers. ASTOVOT will send you a letter of invitation before you apply for your visa. It prepares the files requested before obtaining the visa. The visa application must be made online via the Togolese government website. Consult the following link for more information: https://voyage.gouv.tg/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
There is an infosheet for each project which contains information on the conditions of participation, contacts, necessary information on pre-trip preparations, arrival in Togo, transport, accommodation, planning of project activities...etc. The infosheet is sent individually to the volunteers after their registration to the projects. If you have any questions about a project or the Astovot association, please do not hesitate to
contact us :
Email :
coordinationastovot@yahoo.fr
workcamp@astovot.org
If you are interested in several projects, please let us know. We will try, as far as possible, to combine several projects. It is usually best to send a list with an order of preference. If you choose a single project and it only occupies a few hours per day, it will be possible to decide how to complete your schedule according to your desires and interests and the needs of our partners. It takes about a month between the acceptance of the project and the arrival on site. Indeed, some administrative steps have to be taken in order to welcome you. Once your project has been accepted, we will send you an official invitation letter
ASTOVOT doesn't have any insurance covering international volunteers. Volunteers should contact the sending organisation for more information. It is important for volunteers to have health insurance.
We recommend not carrying a lot of cash. They should bring bank cards to make withdrawals when they need them for purchases.

Requirements

Patience, optimism, open-mindedness, listening, initiative, Good morals N.B : Criminal record required

Sustainable Development Goals

Gender Equality No Poverty
Togo Togo: SOCIO-EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES WITH DISABLED CHILDREN FROM THE "L'ENVOL" MEDICO-PSYCHO-PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE (LMTV ASTO 06)

Dates

11/01/2024   -   31/01/2025

Feedback from 2 volunteers

Tags

Social
Children

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 290 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
There is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.
Map

Work

The Institut Médico-Psycho-Pédagogique l'Envol, located in Kpalimé, has been an ASTOVOT partner for many years. It takes in young people aged 7 to 15 with mental disabilities (trisomy21) or cerebral palsy. Disabled children are often marginalised and rejected by society, seen as a burden or a curse for their families. L'Envol therefore offers these children a school education to enable them to lead as independent a life as possible. The volunteer's mission will have two objectives:
1. To make up for the lack of educational staff
2. To bring the children and staff into contact with another culture. Intercultural exchanges are a source of enrichment for everyone.
Work Description:

✔ Assist the educators in supervising the children during the various activities.
✔ Work with the children in the various workshops: modelling and making various objects, collage and drawing, games, chat, music and dance, storytelling and singing ;
✔ Carrying out cultural and artistic activities;

✔ Present cultural aspects typical of their country: songs, dances, games, etc.

Accomodation and food

International volunteers working on long to medium term projects are accommodated with Togolese host families. The families are chosen according to their proximity to the volunteer'splace of work. They provide a private room for the volunteers as well as drinking water and 3meals a day (meals are adapted according to the diet of each volunteer). The volunteer remains independent and is free to go out and participate in activities of his/her choice. Living with a host family allows a total immersion in Togolese life to discover all its facets.

Location and leisure

Situated 120 km north of Lomé, the commune of Kpalimé is the ideal place for nature lovers and
hikers who wish to discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and tropical flora. Numerous natural
waterfalls will allow you to refresh yourself at the water's edge. Kpalimé is also home to the most
important craft center of the country where a very large number of artists and craftsmen have settled.
In addition to the project, volunteers are free to pursue leisure activities such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and discover Togolese culture. Please note that expenses relating to excursions and outings by volunteers are not included in the participation fees.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

There is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé.
- The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€),
- Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.

Additional comments

It is essential to apply for a visa before flying to Togo. We advise volunteers to apply for a tourist visa, as there is no section reserved for volunteers. ASTOVOT will send you a letter of invitation before you apply for your visa. It prepares the files requested before obtaining the visa. The visa application must be made online via the Togolese government website. Consult the following link for more information: https://voyage.gouv.tg/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
There is an infosheet for each project which contains information on the conditions of participation, contacts, necessary information on pre-trip preparations, arrival in Togo, transport, accommodation, planning of project activities...etc. The infosheet is sent individually to the volunteers after their registration to the projects. If you have any questions about a project or the Astovot association, please do not hesitate to
contact us :
Email :
coordinationastovot@yahoo.fr
workcamp@astovot.org
If you are interested in several projects, please let us know. We will try, as far as possible, to combine several projects. It is usually best to send a list with an order of preference. If you choose a single project and it only occupies a few hours per day, it will be possible to decide how to complete your schedule according to your desires and interests and the needs of our partners. It takes about a month between the acceptance of the project and the arrival on site. Indeed, some administrative steps have to be taken in order to welcome you. Once your project has been accepted, we will send you an official invitation letter
ASTOVOT doesn't have any insurance covering international volunteers. Volunteers should contact the sending organisation for more information. It is important for volunteers to have health insurance.
We recommend not carrying a lot of cash. They should bring bank cards to make withdrawals when they need them for purchases

Requirements

To take part in this project, you must be aged 18 or over. Open-mindedness, optimism,, motivation, initiative, ability to adapt to the realities of Togolese society, etc.✔A specialist qualification such as psychologist, specialist educator, speech therapist, social worker, physiotherapist masseur, is an advanta

Togo Togo: WOMEN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT" PROGRAM (LMTV ASTO 01)

Dates

11/01/2024   -   31/01/2025

Feedback from 2 volunteers

Tags

Social
Study

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 290 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
here is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.
Map

Work

The Women and Community Development programme associated with the AKLALA BATIK Centre project aims to contribute to the empowerment of women and girls and help them in their personal and collective development. To achieve this, ASTOVOT offers a programme with various components tailored to their needs; 1. Training and awareness-raising on informal literacy, gender, reproductive health, sexuality education, women's rights, personal development, etc. 2. Support for cooperatives (savings management, entrepreneurship, social communication) 3. Organising cultural events to showcase their work. For the moment, training and awareness-raising sessions are taking place three times a week. This programme requires the volunteer to spend time researching and documenting in order to prepare the workshops in collaboration with the coordination team and the beneficiaries. THE VOLUNTEER WILL BE REQUIRED TO: ✔ Search for trainers and themes for the training and awareness-raising sessions ✔ Going out into the field to interview and understand the needs of the cooperatives ✔ Propose and provide entrepreneurial capacity-building training courses ✔ Helping to find funding ✔ Set up cultural activities with women ✔ Evaluate and participate in the sustainability of the "women and community development" programme.

Accomodation and food

International volunteers working on long to medium term projects are accommodated with Togolese host families. The families are chosen according to their proximity to the volunteer'splace of work. They provide a private room for the volunteers as well as drinking water and 3meals a day (meals are adapted according to the diet of each volunteer). The volunteer remains independent and is free to go out and participate in activities of his/her choice. Living with a host family allows a total immersion in Togolese life to discover all its facets.

Location and leisure

Situated 120 km north of Lomé, the commune of Kpalimé is the ideal place for nature lovers and
hikers who wish to discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and tropical flora. Numerous natural
waterfalls will allow you to refresh yourself at the water's edge. Kpalimé is also home to the most
important craft center of the country where a very large number of artists and craftsmen have settled.
In addition to the project, volunteers are free to pursue leisure activities such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and discover Togolese culture. Please note that expenses relating to excursions and outings by volunteers are not included in the participation fees.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

here is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé.
- The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€),
- Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.

Additional comments

It is essential to apply for a visa before flying to Togo. We advise volunteers to apply for a tourist visa, as there is no section reserved for volunteers. ASTOVOT will send you a letter of invitation before you apply for your visa. It prepares the files requested before obtaining the visa. The visa application must be made online via the Togolese government website. Consult the following link for more information: https://voyage.gouv.tg/
To take part in this project, you must be aged 18 or over. Open-mindedness, optimism, interest in women's issues, motivation, initiative, ability to adapt to the realities of Togolese society, etc.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
There is an infosheet for each project which contains information on the conditions of participation, contacts, necessary information on pre-trip preparations, arrival in Togo, transport, accommodation, planning of project activities...etc. The infosheet is sent individually to the volunteers after their registration to the projects. If you have any questions about a project or the Astovot association, please do not hesitate to
contact us :
Email :
coordinationastovot@yahoo.fr
workcamp@astovot.org
If you are interested in several projects, please let us know. We will try, as far as possible, to combine several projects. It is usually best to send a list with an order of preference. If you choose a single project and it only occupies a few hours per day, it will be possible to decide how to complete your schedule according to your desires and interests and the needs of our partners. It takes about a month between the acceptance of the project and the arrival on site. Indeed, some administrative steps have to be taken in order to welcome you. Once your project has been accepted, we will send you an official invitation letter
ASTOVOT doesn't have any insurance covering international volunteers. Volunteers should contact the sending organisation for more information. It is important for volunteers to have health insurance.

Requirements

To take part in this project, you must be aged 18 or over. Open-mindedness, optimism, interest in women's issues, motivation, initiative, ability to adapt to the realities of Togolese society, etc.

Togo Togo: CINEMA AND LIBRARY FOR CHILDREN IN KPALIMÉ (LMTV ASTO 09)

Dates

31/01/2024   -   31/01/2025

Feedback from 2 volunteers

Tags

Children
Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 290 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
There is a member of our organization who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the project and Host family. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.
Map

Work

This project has been set up to encourage the development and fulfilment of children. Every week, it attracts dozens of children and teenagers to the activity centres. The idea is to give children the opportunity to enjoy pleasant, enriching and motivating leisure time through board games and film screenings. The aim is to encourage children to become more aware, discover new things, learn new things through playing games and watching films. As well as this, ASTOVOT has a library to promote reading in all its forms, and to provide children with tools that will be useful to them in their schooling and in their lives. You will be required to manage the library, share your knowledge with the children, devise activities with partner establishments, etc.
Work Description:

✔ Leading, accompanying and supervising groups of children during games workshops or film screenings. ✔ Plan and prepare with a local volunteer the space for games and or film screenings. ✔ Help children to distinguish clearly between fiction and reality. ✔ Repair books, manage records (loans, reader's cards, etc). ✔ Organise fun and recreational events with the children. ✔ Develop reading, writing and drama workshops with children;

Accomodation and food

International volunteers working on long to medium term projects are accommodated with Togolese host families. The families are chosen according to their proximity to the volunteer'splace of work. They provide a private room for the volunteers as well as drinking water and 3meals a day (meals are adapted according to the diet of each volunteer). The volunteer remains independent and is free to go out and participate in activities of his/her choice. Living with a host family allows a total immersion in Togolese life to discover all its facets

Location and leisure

Situated 120 km north of Lomé, the commune of Kpalimé is the ideal place for nature lovers and
hikers who wish to discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and tropical flora. Numerous natural
waterfalls will allow you to refresh yourself at the water's edge. Kpalimé is also home to the most
important craft center of the country where a very large number of artists and craftsmen have settled.
In addition to the project, volunteers are free to pursue leisure activities such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and discover Togolese culture. Please note that expenses relating to excursions and outings by volunteers are not included in the participation fees.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

There is a member of our organization who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé.
- The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€),
- Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the project and Host family. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.

Additional comments

It is essential to apply for a visa before flying to Togo. We advise volunteers to apply for a tourist visa, as there is no section reserved for volunteers. ASTOVOT will send you a letter of invitation before you apply for your visa. It prepares the files requested before obtaining the visa. The visa application must be made online via the Togolese government website. Consult the following link for more information: https://voyage.gouv.tg/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
There is an infosheet for each project which contains information on the conditions of participation, contacts, necessary information on pre-trip preparations, arrival in Togo, transport, accommodation, planning of project activities...etc. The infosheet is sent individually to the volunteers after their registration to the projects. If you have any questions about a project or the Astovot association, please do not hesitate to
contact us :
Email :
coordinationastovot@yahoo.fr
workcamp@astovot.org
If you are interested in several projects, please let us know. We will try, as far as possible, to combine several projects. It is usually best to send a list with an order of preference. If you choose a single project and it only occupies a few hours per day, it will be possible to decide how to complete your schedule according to your desires and interests and the needs of our partners. It takes about a month between the acceptance of the project and the arrival on site. Indeed, some administrative steps have to be taken in order to welcome you. Once your project has been accepted, we will send you an official invitation letter
ASTOVOT doesn't have any insurance covering international volunteers. Volunteers should contact the sending organisation for more information. It is important for volunteers to have health insurance.
We recommend not carrying a lot of cash. They should bring bank cards to make withdrawals when they need them for purchases.

Requirements

To take part in this project, you must be aged 18 or over. Open-mindedness, optimism, motivation, initiative, ability to adapt to the realities of Togolese society, etc.

Togo Togo: Women's right to land, community forest management with income-generating activities (FAGAD03)

Dates

29/06/2024   -   19/07/2024

Feedback from 1 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Agricultural

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 230 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 70
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
we pick up at aeroport
Map

Work

Theme: Women's right to land, community forest management with income-generating activities
This project aims to promote gender equity in the field of land; allow women to benefit from the land and exploit it for their autonomy and participate in the development of their municipality. It is also a commitment of women to participate in the protection of the environment through sustainable agriculture and by protecting and promoting the community forest.
Work to be done:
Debates on women's right to use land for empowerment
Animation (awareness-raising on the good management of land, forests and water)
Exhibitions and sales (food products plus breasts)
Maintenance of old reforested areas
Reforestation and livestock
Product processing
Debates on the status of women here and there,
Sanitation activities in the village and make the river clean and protected.

Accomodation and food

accomodation

The volunteers live in the house often made available by the village. There sanitary are relatively modern some time . It depend of the house they give. . FAGAD provide mattresses.

Food

the food will be African and European. Everyone will participate. Now , most of the alimentation would come from the farm or from neighbors farms. Fresh and bio food They are often helped by young people from villages

Location and leisure

Location
Danyi keteme is a village of about 1103 inhabitants. It is located in the canton of Kakpa and a few kilometers from Danyi Apéyéyémé (capital of the prefecture of Danyi). There is a primary and middle school. The villagers rather take advantage of the infrastructures (hospital, town hall, police, gendarmerie, post office ..... ) of Apéyéyémé.
Economically, almost all (70%) of the population live mainly from agriculture, particularly cash crops (coffee and cocoa) and food products (maize, cassava, taro, plantain, etc.).
Apart from agriculture, which is the main activity, people engage in other activities such as trade, crafts and livestock. The latter is not fully developed due to ecological constraints (rugged reliefs, forests)

Leisure

Touristic sites to visit ; the ancestral site of Fiatoé, the Dzanipé Falls with their beautiful waterfalls, the Kpioné Falls, the Plateau of Dyani ( visit to the Monastery of Dzogbegan and it’s circular chapel constructed of wood ), Mount Kloto ( whence it is possible to glimpse Lake Volta in Ghana on a clear day ), the village of Kuma Konda together with the château Viale, Mount Agou ( the summit is the highest point in Togo;986 m ),
Possibility of discovering as well the north of Togo ( the large towns like Atakpamé, Sokodé, and Kara, the rock cutting of Alédjo ( the road passes through an enormous rock cutting ), the region of Tamberma, the Naimtougou Falls…) and the Nangbéto Dam with the lake where hippopotamuses live;.
Artistic activities: learn the techniques of batik, sculpture,
Cultural activities: percussion ( Djembé drums ) and dancing around the fire;
A day with a family: a day steeped in the daily life of an African family organized around the following themes: animism, putting the village chief on his throne, traditional marriage, a day in the fields.
OTHER POSSIBILITIES :
Also the possibility of discovering the North of Togo ( the large towns such as Atakpamé, Sokodé and Kara, the Aledjo fault ( the road passes through a cutting in an enormous rock ), Tamberma country, Niamtougou falls…) and the Nangbeto Barrage with the hippopotamus lake, the elephants at Tchandé

Project hosted by

Our partners in this project are The management committee of the Danyi keteme community forest and the village development committees

Directions to meeting point

at the entrance to the airport or contact us for directions and instructions

Additional comments

Danyi Keteme is a few kilometers from Danyi Apéyéyémé (capital of the prefecture of Danyi)

Requirements

hope to see soon motivated and fexible volunteers .NB: if you are not from partener association or from organisation member of CCIVS, you'll pay 70 euros more for registration fees and solidarity funds.
Criminal record for individual without coming from partner association

Togo Togo: Agro-ecological Space And Permaculture (ASTO 01)

Dates

02/07/2024   -   20/07/2024

Feedback from 2 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Manual Work
Environmental

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
16
Still room for
8 Male + 8 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
There is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.
Map

Work

Espace Agro-Ecologique is a place where we come to learn, recharge, meet and share. It is an initiative of the NGO ASTOVOT for several years to promote agroecology and the preservation of biodiversity. This small farm located in a very wooded area with a small river nearby allows to exploit a plot of market gardening, where a diversity of organic vegetables is grown for local consumption.
Every summer, immersion stays make it possible to make accessible to all, the techniques and practices of agroecology at the scale of a garden. Over the years, this volunteer project has become a genuine solidarity program aimed at raising awareness and concretely transmitting agroecological values and techniques to national and international volunteers.
OBJECTIVES?
Preserve the biodiversity of the site;
Promote the cultivation of organic vegetables and fruits through agroecology;
Promote educational exchanges on agroecology and other practices for more responsible agriculture between volunteers and facilitators;
TASKS FOR VOLUNTEERS:
Manufacture of boards, nursery, hoeing; compost;
Transplanting seedlings, watering seedlings;
Reinforce the garden fence with bamboo;
Construction of a straw and bamboo hut for relaxing and preserving tools and products;
Organization of educational activities in the garden with children;

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is generally basic, simple and specific to the project location. On site, volunteers are accommodated in groups of three or four people per room. The number of people per room depends on how the volunteers themselves organise the group. In some places, volunteers can use dry toilets and showers without water inside. This means that volunteers will have to fetch water from a fountain or well. The association provides volunteers with plastic or foam mats. Volunteers who have sleeping bags can bring them with them if possible. Access to drinking water on site.
During the work camp, the volunteers will cook their own meals. An internal organisation will create groups that will alternate to carry out the various domestic tasks domestic tasks, including cooking. The food products used for cooking are imported, local and organic. The diet of each volunteer will be taken into taken into account when preparing meals. Volunteers will have access to tropical fruit such as bananas, oranges, pineapples, mangoes, avocados, papayas, etc.
Along side the main activities of the work camp, other activities are organised, such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and to discover Togolese culture.

Location and leisure

Kpalimé is about an hour and a half's drive from Lomé and is set in a beautiful natural environment. Located in south-west Togo, the area surrounding the town is lush and fertile, encircled by thickly wooded hills, deep valleys and small farming villages. Kpalimé is also the country's most important craft centre, home to a large number of artists and craftsmen: woodcarvers, batikeur, potters, weavers, calabash-makers, etc. The many "nature" walks and hikes take you along the paths to discover the daily life of the local people, who live mainly from agriculture.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

There is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.

Additional comments

The NGO ASTOVOT, like all associations in Togo, receives no subsidy from the Togolese government. It is the volunteers' participation fees that enable ASTOVOT to finance its projects. The cost of participation in volunteer work camps is €220 per person for 2 to 3 weeks. This contribution covers: accommodation costs; food; accompaniment of the group; administrative costs; purchase of materials and equipment for the project, and other steps involved in setting up volunteers on the project site. The funds contributed by the volunteers are divided as follows: 3/4 for the organisation of project activities and 1/4 for the administrative management of ASTOVOT.
The languages of the project are French and then English. However, we recommend that volunteers who are not French-speaking have a basic knowledge of French before they arrive, as the official language of Togo is French. The vast majority of local volunteers and local communities have a very poor level of English.

Requirements

This project requires specific qualities from volunteers: motivation, patience, team spirit, solidarity, sharing and listening,

Togo Togo: Promotion of PERMACULTURE and training of young volunteers for a sustainable development (FAGAD05)

Dates

04/07/2024   -   22/07/2024

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Educational
Environmental
Agricultural

Fee

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Age
18 - 70
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
we pick up at aeroport
Map

Work

Theme: Promotion of PERMACULTURE and training of young volunteers for a sustainable development
This project is initiated to train and strengthen the capacity of young people from various backgrounds, especially the actors of civil society in order to boost, in our societies, citizen engagement for sustainable development through the notions of permaculture. A project that follows the training that CCIVS-UNESCO organized for its members, including the NGO FAGAD.
Work to be done:
During this period, the aim will be to organize theoretical and practical training on youth volunteering for the benefit of sustainable development. This site, which aims to be a site of theory and practice, will have training from 06 to 12 July. A project funded by the Innovation Fund of the German-African Youth Initiative (AGYI-IF).
(AGYI is a joint initiative of the Federal Government of Germany and the African Union Commission (AUC)).
this institution disappeared with the financing after the contract signed. but we decided to carry out the initiative
During the training, the following modules will be held at Adeta for the theoretical part:
Volunteering, a pledge of peace and sustainable development;
Project design and management;
Notion of permaculture;
In practice, at Danyi Apeyémé, at Fuentes farm, the volunteers will participate in:
The development of the farm (creation of sectors and zones);
The construction of stables;
The search for water;
Animal feeding;
Animal care;
The manufacture of natural compost;
Planting fruit and forest trees;
Planting medicinal trees;
The creation of spaces with plants from Europe (plants or inches of mint, strawberries, raspberries, vines, apple fruits ...);
Harvests;
Preservation of products;

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in the home of FAGAD. There is electricity and water. The toilet and shower are a bit modern. in the bedroom there are beds and mattresses. The internet is possible if people pay the credits.
FOOD
The food is both Togolese and European. All is done together by volunteers. They are often helped by young people from villages

Location and leisure

Location:
Kpélé-Adéta is a town of some 15 000 inhabitants. It is the principal settlement of the Kpélé Préfecture and the headquarters of FAGAD are based there. It is situated on the cross roads Kpalimé – Atakpamé , Notsé – Danyi. There is a post office, and police commissariat and a medical – social center.T he nearest hospital is the American Baptiste hospital, 4 kms from Adeta.
Leisure
Cultural activities :
Percussion (Djembé) and dance around the fire
Day with a family; a day of immersion in the life of an African family organized around the following themes: animism, the election of the village chief, traditional marriage, or a day in the field.
Close by touristic attractions :
- Fuentes Farm circuit ( Adeta…. Monasteries of DanyiDzogbegan and Fuentes Farm together with the American Hospital at Tsiko ) ;
-Kloto circuit ( Mount Kloto whence it is possible to glimpse Lake Volta in Ghana,Kamalo falls, artisanal center of Kpalimé, Kpalimé market ) ;
-Agou and Womé circuit ( Summit of Mount Agoué – 986 m; Womé falls, Kpalimé
market ) ;
-Kpelé circuit (KpéléKonda falls or Dzanipé with its beautiful waterfalls, Tsaviè altar of rest ) ;
-Touto – to circuit ( FIATOE site, communal forests for 4 villages and Agbomé Puelh
house ).
OTHER POSSIBILITIES :
Also the possibility of discovering the North of Togo ( the large towns such as Atakpamé, Sokodé and Kara, the Aledjo fault ( the road passes through a cutting in an enormous rock ), Tamberma country, Niamtougou falls…) and the Nangbeto Barrage with the hippopotamus lake, the elephants at Tchandé

Project hosted by

Our partners in this project are the local sections of Kplélé and the village development committees for part1
Our partners are members of the Fuentes farm. A group of disadvantaged people who want to unite their efforts for development through agriculture. We have university students who want to deepen and share connsaissances for part2

Directions to meeting point

at the entrance to the airport or contact us for directions and instructions

Additional comments

Kpélé Adéta is on the national road N ° 5 and it is at 150 km of lomé the capital of Togo. It is distant from the town of kpalimé of 28 km. And Danyi is about 25 mn from Adéta by car

Requirements

hope to see soon motivated and fexible volunteers .NB: if you are not from partener association or from organisation member of CCIVS, you'll pay 70 euros more for registration fees and solidarity funds.
Criminal record for individual without coming from partner association

Togo Togo: World festival of the Earth and environmental education in respect of the children (FAGAD04)

Dates

06/07/2024   -   27/07/2024

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Environmental
Educational
Cultural

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 230 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
18 - 70
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
we pick up at aeroport
Map

Work

Theme: World festival of the Earth and environmental education in respect of the children
The objective of this work camp is to link the children, the generation of the future, with an education program oriented towards the environment on the one hand, and by way of the world festival of the Earth, make the population conscious of the dangers relatives to the degradation of the environment on the other hand.
The festival is supposed to have arrived in Nadoba in the north of the country on the UNESCO world heritage site. It would be in collaboration with other camps volunteers
Work to be done:
Take charge of the children in several areas in the organization of a program of games, artisanal activities; sketches, support for school work and guided visits in respect of the protection of the environment.
Teach children the elementary notions of hygiene,
Organization of the festival,
Celebration and report on the festival.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in the home of FAGAD. There is electricity and water. The toilet and shower are a bit modern. in the bedroom there are beds and mattresses. The internet is possible if people pay the credits.

The food is both Togolese and European. All is done together by volunteers. They are often helped by young people from villages

Location and leisure

Location:
Kpélé-Adéta is a town of some 15 000 inhabitants. It is the principal settlement of the Kpélé Préfecture and the headquarters of FAGAD are based there. It is situated on the cross roads Kpalimé – Atakpamé , Notsé – Danyi. There is a post office, and police commissariat and a medical – social center.T he nearest hospital is the American Baptiste hospital, 4 kms from Adeta.
Leisure
Cultural activities :
Percussion (Djembé) and dance around the fire
Day with a family; a day of immersion in the life of an African family organized around the following themes: animism, the election of the village chief, traditional marriage, or a day in the field.
Close by touristic attractions :
- Fuentes Farm circuit ( Adeta…. Monasteries of DanyiDzogbegan and Fuentes Farm together with the American Hospital at Tsiko ) ;
-Kloto circuit ( Mount Kloto whence it is possible to glimpse Lake Volta in Ghana,Kamalo falls, artisanal center of Kpalimé, Kpalimé market ) ;
-Agou and Womé circuit ( Summit of Mount Agoué – 986 m; Womé falls, Kpalimé
market ) ;
-Kpelé circuit (KpéléKonda falls or Dzanipé with its beautiful waterfalls, Tsaviè altar of rest ) ;
-Touto – to circuit ( FIATOE site, communal forests for 4 villages and Agbomé Puelh
house ).
OTHER POSSIBILITIES :
Also the possibility of discovering the North of Togo ( the large towns such as Atakpamé, Sokodé and Kara, the Aledjo fault ( the road passes through a cutting in an enormous rock ), Tamberma country, Niamtougou falls…) and the Nangbeto Barrage with the hippopotamus lake, the elephants at Tchandé

Project hosted by

Our partners in this project are the local sections of Kplélé and the village development committees

Directions to meeting point

at the entrance to the airport or contact us for directions and instructions

Additional comments

Kpélé Adéta is on the national road N ° 5 and it is at 150 km of lomé the capital of Togo. It is distant from the town of kpalimé of 28 km.

Requirements

hope to see soon motivated and fexible volunteers .NB: if you are not from partener association or from organisation member of CCIVS, you'll pay 70 euros more for registration fees and solidarity funds.
Criminal record for individual without coming from partner association

Togo Togo: Renovation & Leisure: Astovot Library (ASTO 02)

Dates

07/07/2024   -   26/07/2024

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Renovation
Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

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Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
There is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.
Map

Work

For several years ASTOVOT has been involved in setting up social and community facilities, in particular the construction of mini-libraries in the local communities where it operates. One of the libraries, called "Agbalényo", meaning "knowledge is good" in Ewé (the local language), which is located at the association's head office, is in need of renovation and refurbishment. The aim of this work camp is to fit out the interior of this small library to make it attractive and comfortable for the children and young people of the Zomayi neighbourhood.
Over sixty children use the library every week. The renovation will be accompanied by socio-educational activities in the afternoons to enable the volunteers working on this workcamp to rub shoulders with the local children.
OBJECTIVES
 To make the interior of the library more attractive through masonry and painting work; Fitting out the reading area: repairing, arranging and maintaining furniture, books and other items; Organise and lead socio-educational and leisure activities with the children in the afternoons;
TASKS FOR VOLUNTEERS :
 Empty the library: remove furniture and books;
 Help the mason with the floor covering and tiling work;
 Paint the inside of the library: choose paints, sand the walls, whitewash, paint, decorate and clean;
 Refurbishing the library after the work: installation, layout, maintenance and repairs;
 Organise and involve the children in the socio-educational and leisure activities on offer;

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is generally basic, simple and specific to the project location. On site, volunteers are accommodated in groups of three or four people per room. The number of people per room depends on how the volunteers themselves organise the group. In some places, volunteers can use dry toilets and showers without water inside. This means that volunteers will have to fetch water from a fountain or well. The association provides volunteers with plastic or foam mats. Volunteers who have sleeping bags can bring them with them if possible. Access to drinking water on site.
During the work camp, the volunteers will cook their own meals. An internal organisation will create groups that will alternate to carry out the various domestic tasks domestic tasks, including cooking. The food products used for cooking are imported, local and organic. The diet of each volunteer will be taken into taken into account when preparing meals. Volunteers will have access to tropical fruit such as bananas, oranges, pineapples, mangoes, avocados, papayas, etc. Along side the main activities of the work camp, other activities are organised, such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and to discover Togolese culture.

Location and leisure

Kpalimé is about an hour and a half's drive from Lomé and is set in a beautiful natural environment. Located in south-west Togo, the area surrounding the town is lush and fertile, encircled by thickly wooded hills, deep valleys and small farming villages. Kpalimé is also the country's most important craft centre, home to a large number of artists and craftsmen: woodcarvers, batikeur, potters, weavers, calabash-makers, etc. The many "nature" walks and hikes take you along the paths to discover the daily life of the local people, who live mainly from agriculture.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

There is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9€ and 15€), - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the duration is 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (5€). We advise volunteers to pay 5,000 CFA francs for the driver to take you back to the association's headquarters.

Additional comments

The NGO ASTOVOT, like all associations in Togo, receives no subsidy from the Togolese government. It is the volunteers' participation fees that enable ASTOVOT to finance its projects. The cost of participation in volunteer work camps is €220 per person for 2 to 3 weeks. This contribution covers: accommodation costs; food; accompaniment of the group; administrative costs; purchase of materials and equipment for the project, and other steps involved in setting up volunteers on the project site. The funds contributed by the volunteers are divided as follows: 3/4 for the organisation of project activities and 1/4 for the administrative management of ASTOVOT.

The languages of the project are French and then English. However, we recommend that volunteers who are not French-speaking have a basic knowledge of French before they arrive, as the official language of Togo is French. The vast majority of local volunteers and local communities have a very poor level of English.

Requirements

This project requires specific qualities from volunteers: motivation, patience, team spirit, solidarity, sharing and listening

Togo Togo: Solidarity Support For The Mere Teresa Centre (ASTO 03)

Dates

08/07/2024   -   28/07/2024

Feedback from 2 volunteers

Tags

Social
Manual Work

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
There is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé. - The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9 and 15 €) , - Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp. The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the durationis 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (4,7€). But there are often surcharges. We advise volunteers to buy two places so as not to be too tight in the car.
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Work

The «Mother Teresa of Calcutta» Reception House of Kpalimé, is one of the local partners with which ASTOVOT leads projects of a socio-sanitary nature to the benefit of dozens of patients of this center. The patients welcomed by the Sisters of this center are mostly in extreme poverty or are abandoned, so without a family to take care of them. Often these people have chronic diseases or are disabled. This summer, ASTOVOT launches an international project that will allow volunteers to bring their compassion and love to the sick and vulnerable people by participating in various activities that contribute to the improvement of their physical health, and their development.
OBJECTIVES?
-Assist centre staff in their day-to-day tasks to alleviate their workload, and foster a warm atmosphere through facilitation with residents and workers;
-Learn and share other realities, especially in the management of people with disabilities and how society responds to the needs of vulnerable people;

TASKS FOR VOLUNTEERS:
Volunteers take part in the centre’s activities. These are many and varied.
-Maintain the centre’s green space (gardening, sharecropping, sweeping…);
Maintenance of dormitories;
-Participate in housework: preparing and distributing meals to residents, cleaning dormitories, washing dishes;
-Organize games and educational activities for the benefit of residents and patients;
-Assist caregivers in the management of patients at the centre: patient treatment

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is generally basic, simple and specific to the project location. On site, volunteers are accommodated in groups of three or four people per room. The number of people per room depends on how the volunteers themselves organise the group. In some places, volunteers can use dry toilets and showers without water inside. This means that volunteers will have to fetch water from a fountain or well. The association provides volunteers with plastic or foam mats. Volunteers who have sleeping bags can bring them with them if possible. Access to drinking water on site.
During the work camp, the volunteers will cook their own meals. An internal organisation will create groups that will alternate to carry out the various domestic tasks domestic tasks, including cooking. The food products used for cooking are imported, local and organic. The diet of each volunteer will be taken into taken into account when preparing meals. Volunteers will have access to tropical fruit such as bananas, oranges, pineapples, mangoes, avocados, papayas, etc. Along side the main activities of the work camp, other activities are organised, such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and to discover Togolese culture.

Location and leisure

Kpalimé is about an hour and a half's drive from Lomé and is set in a beautiful natural environment. Located in south-west Togo, the area surrounding the town is lush and fertile, encircled by thickly wooded hills, deep valleys and small farming villages. Kpalimé is also the country's most important craft centre, home to a large number of artists and craftsmen: woodcarvers, batikeur, potters, weavers, calabash-makers, etc. The many "nature" walks and hikes take you along the paths to discover the daily life of the local people, who live mainly from agriculture.

Project hosted by

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Directions to meeting point

There is a member of our organisation who is in charge of welcoming volunteers at Lomé airport. He will take care of your accommodation in Lomé.
- The price of a taxi between the airport and the bus station or the hotel varies between 6000 and 10000 FCFA (between 9 and 15 €) ,
- Transportation is by bush taxi or a bus that takes you to Kpalimé. The ASTOVOT headquarters is the meeting place for the volunteers and also the starting point for the workcamp.
The distance between Lomé-Kpalimé is 121 km and the durationis 1h 45 to 2h drive. The price of a taxi between Lomé and Kpalimé is 3000 FCFA at the parking places (4,7€). But there are often surcharges. We advise volunteers to buy two places so as not to be too tight in the car.

Additional comments

The NGO ASTOVOT, like all associations in Togo, receives no subsidy from the Togolese government. It is the volunteers' participation fees that enable ASTOVOT to finance its projects. The cost of participation in volunteer work camps is €220 per person for 2 to 3 weeks. This contribution covers: accommodation costs; food; accompaniment of the group; administrative costs; purchase of materials and equipment for the project, and other steps involved in setting up volunteers on the project site. The funds contributed by the volunteers are divided as follows: 3/4 for the organisation of project activities and 1/4 for the administrative management of ASTOVOT.

The languages of the project are French and then English. However, we recommend that volunteers who are not French-speaking have a basic knowledge of French before they arrive, as the official language of Togo is French. The vast majority of local volunteers and local communities have a very poor level of English.

Requirements

This project requires certain qualities from volunteers: motivation, patience, team spirit, solidarity, sharing and listening, compassion, humility, adaptability, etc.

Togo Togo: Protection and enhancement of Unesco word heritage: koutammakou ( Action for sustainability) (FAGAD06)

Dates

14/07/2024   -   31/07/2024

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Tags

Cultural
Educational
Environmental

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 280 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 70
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Lome (LFW)
Nearest bus/train station
we pick up at aeroport
Map

Work

3.Theme :Protection and enhancement of Unesco word heritage: koutammakou ( Action for sustainability)
Project « Action for sustainability » initiated by the World Patrimony of UNESCO and the south Corean association, BETTER WORLD. It targets the promotion and permanence of the art and culture of the Batammariba in terms of space and time by way of the social - cultural touristic and artistic elements special to these people. To allow the population to live well on the site with projects designed to last a long time.

Work to be done:
Animation ( stories and guessing games, singing and traditional dances, concerts of music of Tamberma inspiration, theatre, literary competition in tamari, games, sports, leisure activities );
Exhibition and sale ( artisanal products; pottery, basket - work, jewelry in grass and in stone, sculpture );
Conferences and debates ( classification of the site ; advantages and problems, the Tata; history and sociology of the Tamberma people, contributions and social – cultural and economic perspectives of the tamari people in the development of Togo );
Maintenance of ancient replanted woodlands;
replanting trees;
Restoring work on the new method of building tatas (with the students of the African School of Architectural and Urbanistic Trades we are trying to find another way to build tatas to meet the needs of the population of today to avoid the invasion of modern buildings that do not respond to the architecture of the environment).
Awareness campaign for the appropriation of this new concept by local populations,
Activities for improving the site of the market on the side of the water barrage;

Accomodation and food

The volunteers live in the house often made available by the conservatory and the village. There is running water and electricity. WC and the shower relatively modern . FAGAD provide mattresses.
The food is Togolese, African and European. All volunteers attend to tasks and can be assisted by local volunteers and ladies in the village

Location and leisure

Location
Koutammakou,Batammariba country, is 500 square kms and comprises 4 cantons; Nadoba, ( Koutammakou ), Koutougou, Warengo and Agbonté. Nadoba is some 620 lms from Lomé in Northern Togo. The site was classed as an element of the World Patrimony of UNESCO in 2004. Benin is 4 kms from Nadoba.
The Batammariba are farmers and hunters. They live in earth houses built in the form of a castle ( “ château “ ), Tata on the basis of a very special architecture.
.The language spoken by the Batammariba is calle Ditammari: by deformation it has become Tamberma. The principal belief of the Batammariba is animalisme. The fetiches, which they adore and are to be found at the entrance to the Tatas, take diverse forms. According to the form, they can represent simultaneously; their ancestors with whom they are in communication; major exploits of hunters, the members of the family still living; different ceremonies.
In the case of the Batammariba, the living have a very deep link with the dead.In fact, they believe that every living being owes his life to breath of a dead person who wished for him to join him in the next Kingdom. It is possible to say a kind or reincarnation. The rites associated with mourning are linked to a return to life and the secret names of the dead hide a vital energy. Their traditioinal dances are often associated with these ceremonies.

Leisure
Cultural activities ;
Percussion ( Djembé ) and dancing around the fire
A day with a family ; a day’s immersion with an African family organized around the following themes: animism, putting the village chief in place, traditional marriage, a day in the camp site.
Nearby touristic attractions:
Make a walking excursion to discover Koutammakou ; visit the Tatas and Fetiche Tree;
Visit the Sarakawa Animal Park;
Visit Benin.
OTHER POSSIBILITIES ;
Possibility to discover southern Togo : excursion to Mt Agou ( the highest peak in Togo ( 986 m ), Mt Kloto, the town of Aneho on the road to Benin, whence it is possible to make an excursion to Togoville by way of trip on Lake Togo, one of the largest in Togo, and Togoville, whose history gives the name of Togo to the country.

Project hosted by

Our local partners are the Nadoba conservatory responsible for managing the site, the village development committee (VDC), the club for FAGAD children on the site and the ministry responsible for culture.

Directions to meeting point

at the entrance to the airport or contact us for directions and instructions

Additional comments

Nadoba is between Kandé ( Togo ) and Boukoumbé ( Benin )

Requirements

hope to see soon motivated and fexible volunteers .NB: if you are not from partener association or from organisation member of CCIVS, you'll pay 70 euros more for registration fees and solidarity funds.
Criminal record for individual without coming from partner association