Volunteer in Togo


Building a youth center in Kpalime
Kpalime, Kloto       July 1 - July 20, 2019

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

The volunteers are going to help technicians (masons and carpenters) in various activities: Manufacturing and collection of bricks; Help making the mortar for plastering the walls; Cutting wood for carpentry; installation of the supports for doors and windows. Volunteers will also take care of the creation of a green space for the center (planting plants).

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

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: In Kpalime. The accommodation is in a house with several rooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms), close to the work site. Basic conditions. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

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

Age range: 18 and over

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

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Developing an educational garden in Kpalime
Kpalime, Kloto       July 2 - July 21, 2019

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

International volunteers will help expand and reinforce the activities in the garden so that the needs for bigger and more diverse production can be met.
The group will work on the following tasks:
- Preparing the soil, weeding, hoeing
- Making compost
- Protecting the plants, transplanting seedlings, watering them
- Repairing and strengthening the garden fence
- Maintenance of the water distribution pipe system in the garden
- Organizing educational activities for children
- Construction of a straw hut for relaxation and storage of tools and products

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

Language: English and basic French

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

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

Age range: 18 and over

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

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Promoting Togolese culture and the role of women in local development
Tomegbe, Kloto       July 8 - July 28, 2019

Volunteer project: This project initiated in 2016 promotes the Togolese culture in all its diversity through performances of artistic and folk groups. This year's edition is under the theme "Women and local development". In Togo, women's engagement has a very important dimension in the socio-economic development of their communities. This project highlights female leadership in local governance and encourages women to become more involved in local development actions. Various folkloric groups will take part in the festival. There will be also other cultural activities around the theme of this edition such as: fashion show in traditional dresses, sketches, Batik, public places safety, etc. This festival is a space for intercultural exchanges and citizens' expression.
The aim of the festival is to promote local artistic and folk groups, offering them a place for expression designed to raise awareness on the theme of female leadership.

The first phase consists of different awareness-raising activities related to the theme (discussions, study visits, meetings with local artists, debates, mobilization actions ...). The volunteers will take part in:
- Organization of workshops around the theme of the project (local development actors, associations, groups or women's cooperatives, etc.);
- Batik workshops;
- Sketch editing;
- Health awareness action in the village;
- Assist artistic and folk groups in the preparation for the festival;

The second phase will cover the organization of the festival: logistics, communication and media design, sound system, installation. Volunteers' tasks include:
- Arranging the room or place for the show;
- Installation of awareness stands;
- Meetings and discussions with participating groups;
- Planning of the event, organizing the teams;
- Evaluation;

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

Language: English and basic French

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

Location: Located 15 km from the city of Kpalimé and 135 km northwest of Lomé, the capital of Togo, the village of Tomégbé has about 5500 inhabitants. The village lays on a hillside between the waterfall of Kamalo and Kloto Mountain. The village also has its own waterfall. The local people are very hospitable and mostly farmers who mainly grow cocoa, coffee, maize, cassava and yam. There's a college and two primary schools in the village. The area is remarkable with its scenic landscapes and cultural diversity.

Age range: 18 and over

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

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HIV/AIDS awareness program for young people
Agou-Gare, Agou       July 14 - August 3, 2019

Volunteer project: The project aims to inform and educate the largest number of people, especially young people, about HIV/AIDS and STIs. The goal is to reduce transmission, strengthen prevention and screening measures. The project also aims to build and strengthen the skills of community peer educators in conducting HIV/AIDS Information Education and Communication for Behavior Change actions. Targeted areas are considered particularly sensitive where young people have little knowledge of the risks of the disease transmission, and are usually unaffected by awareness campaigns. In addition to HIV/AIDS awareness activities, there will be also demonstrations of first aid actions that will be organized by volunteers.

With this project, we aim to provide assistance to students through various educational activities. Volunteers will plan the activities, identify the targets, prepare awareness raising tools and organize the outings and education sessions in the village and its surroundings. The activities will be carried out in several neighborhoods. The activities aim to both spreading information on HIV/AIDS and STIs, as well as prevention and screening. Activities include: debates, organized after the presentations of films, talks, condom distributions and information sessions on their use. Short sketches will be made to address the issues of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and unprotected sex. The volunteers will also organize first aids demonstrations.

Leisure time: Volunteers can enjoy walks, meetings with the particularly welcoming population, parties and excursions to visit the surrounding villages.

Language: English and basic French

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

Location: Situated 110 km to the north-west of Lome, the municipality of Agou is a remarkable city. It is a mountainous region which shelters the highest mountain of Togo: Mount Agou (986m altitude). The mountain offers a wonderful view over Togo and Ghana. The vast majority of the 10.000 citizens live from agriculture and cattle breeding. The village is known for its legendary hospitality and rich cultural life.

Terminal: Lome

Age range: 18 and over

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

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First Aid awareness and training program
Kpalime, Kloto       July 15 - August 4, 2019

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

Training will be given to the volunteers by trainers of the National Federation of Civil Protection of Togo (FNPC). The training will focus on learning the first steps of first aid. After their training, the volunteers will in turn train Motorcycle Taxi drivers and other road users on different first aid modules.
The main lines of the training will be: Securing the accident site and the people involved; Assessing the condition of the victim; Requesting help; Providing first aid. The training will cover topics such as choking, bleeding, unconsciousness, cardiac arrest (rescue and defibrillation), etc.

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

Language: English and basic French

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

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

Age range: 18 and over

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

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Support for youth entrepreneurship
Kpalime, Kloto       July 21 - August 5, 2019

Volunteer project: Despite the employment programs put in place by the Togolese government to promote youth entrepreneurship, many of the young companies still struggle to become self-reliant with their economic activities because they lack the necessary management skills and knowledge.
This project consists of consulting ten local micro-enterprises. After having observed and analyzed the organizational structure and the work of the young people carrying these ventures, the project will try to offer solutions and new approaches for solving the issues. This project is a platform to share experiences in youth entrepreneurship. The aim is to support youth micro-projects by giving them the tools they need to effectively manage their economic activities and make them more profitable.

Project tasks:
- Listing the micro-enterprises carried out by young people in the municipality of Kpalimé and selecting 10 which are struggling;
- Carry out organizational diagnostics in the selected enterprises;
- Analysis and reporting of the diagnostics results;
- Organizing training workshops for young managers of selected micro-enterprises;
- Promote cultural and skills exchanges between the participants and volunteers;

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

Language: English and basic French

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

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

Age range: 18 and over

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

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Raising awareness on the dangers of illegal immigration
Kpalime, Kloto       July 22 - August 11, 2019

Volunteer project: Today there are many young Togolese who try or want to go through the Sahel countries and challenge the waves of the Mediterranean with pirogues or makeshift boats to find the shores of Europe. Unfortunately this perilous and often fatal adventure continues to cause desolation within families because some of these young people do not cross this "imaginary Eldorado" and perish in the Mediterranean or in the ocean. The wave of illegal or irregular migration has taken on unprecedented proportions in the recent years. During the crossing to Europe, most migrants perish due to the wreckage of their makeshift boats. Many of the young people in Togo do not know the realities of such trip and the country of destination.
The purpose of this summer project is to inform about the difficulties of illegal immigration and conduct awareness campaigns to discourage prospective immigrants. In education sessions, information will be shared on the consequences of illegal immigration of young people. The implementation of the project will consist of researching, designing and sharing content describing the migrants' experiences during their journey.

Volunteer activities:
- Research and organizing debates with young people on immigration issues;
- Creating collections of photos, documentaries and testimonies showing the dangers of illegal immigration;
- Presenting photos, documentary films and testimonials in public squares in different districts of Kpalimé to attract the attention of large number of people;
- Organizing talk shows on Kpalime's local radio stations to raise awareness of the issues and dangers of illegal immigration;
- Creating awareness posters;
- Producing and presenting skits to raise awareness;
- Conducting awareness campaigns on social networks including Facebook and other media: discussions, brainstorming, debates, practical cases, forum theater, broadcasting of audiovisual media
Volunteers are expected to collect and bring along tools or educational kits for raising awareness (documentary films, posters, documents, etc.).

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

Language: English and basic French

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

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

Age range: 18 and over

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

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Rural life experience
Kouma-Apoti, Kloto       August 6 - August 24, 2019

Volunteer project: This project puts volunteers in contact with the Togolese rural people. It consists of helping rural families in their field work and discovering the agricultural techniques they have developed since the time of their ancestors. Thus the volunteers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in various facets of Togolese agriculture, namely: seasonal crops, vegetables, as well as crops to be marketed (coffee, cocoa, palm oil, etc.); maintenance of soil fertilization; improving the care and feeding of livestock, development of poultry farming which is an income generating activity.
Volunteers will accompany several families in their rural activities and will exchange with them innovative agricultural practices that improve performance while sharing the values of sustainable development. They will also help with reforestation activities in the village. This project is also a space for intercultural exchange and reflection to discover the realities of the Togolese rural life.

Volunteer activities:
- Helping local families in different rural activities (plowing, weeding, gathering, reforestation, clearing, seeds, etc.);
- Organizing meetings with families to learn about Togolese culture (talks, dances, songs, proverbs, stories, etc.);
- Meetings with farmers' groups or cooperatives to discuss greener agricultural practices;
- Reforestation of public places in the village

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

Language: English and basic French

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

Location: The village of Kuma-Apoti is one of the ten villages of Kuma Township. It is located north-west of the city of Kpalimé. Its landscape consists of a vast plateau and wooded mountains. Kuma-Apoti is located in a humid zone and its climate, very particular for Togo, is much cooler and temperate than that of Lomé. The village economy is essentially based on agriculture, around which a few commercial, craft and tourist activities gravitate. The agricultural sector employs about 80% of the population.

Age range: 18 and over

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

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Teaching and promoting the library in Yeviepe
Yeviepe, Kloto       August 12 - August 30, 2019

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to promote socio-educational activities in the new Yéviépé village library, and to encourage children of the village to get involved with reading and educational activities. The project provides a framework for growth and also helps improve the level of children in several subjects (Mathematics, English and French) before the start of classes. It is also an opportunity to speak with parents and teachers about the education of children at meetings organized with the village development committee.

The activities will be divided in two parts:
- The first part will be devoted to support classes for primary students in the subjects in which they have the most difficulties. The volunteers will help children in the learning of French (reading, writing, conjugation, written and oral expression, etc.), in Mathematics and also in English.
- The second part will be dedicated to games and entertainment activities, which will be held in the village library (reading contests, drawing, singing and dancing), and showing movies and documentaries to the children.

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

Language: English and basic French

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

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

Age range: 18 and over

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

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Teaching computer skills and critical thinking to Togolese students
Kpalimé        August 13 - August 31, 2019

Volunteer project: Despite the evolution of new information technologies and communication, the access to these technology tools is still very limited in high schools and universities in Togo. A large majority of Togolese students do not master the use of computer tools. In response to this problem, courses on basic computing skills and internet are organised for three weeks. The modules will be: getting to know the work of computers, connection, navigation, Internet, electronic mail, search engines, web browsers, software download, text and image file transfer, social networks.
In addition to the computer classes, the project offers the opportunity to screen films and documentaries to children in the afternoons. The aim is to promote debates and intercultural exchanges with local children to awaken their critical thinking. A bank of DVDs and projection equipment will be provided.

In the Computer course, the volunteers' duties include: Welcoming students and presentation of the training program; Implementation of the training program (introduction, basics of computer science, typing on keyboard, using Windows, Word and Excel, creating an email account, searching information on the internet, use of social networks); Evaluation and giving certificates to the participants.

In the second part of the project, volunteers' tasks consist of: choosing films or documentaries, arranging the place for projection, preparation and installation of the projection equipment, supervision of children, film screening, organizing debates and intercultural activities.

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

Language: English and basic French

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

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

Age range: 18 and over

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

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