In order to be closer to the underprivileged and disadvantaged population, the NGO ASTOVOT through crowdfunding decided to build a reception and reintegration center at the disposal of young people with family difficulties in Kpalimé commune. The purpose of this center is to ensure full development of these young people by offering them the opportunity to continue their studies or apprenticeships in acceptable conditions. It should be noted that this project does not benefit from any global financing or grant from the Togolese State. Each year, international and national volunteers provide financial, material and technical support for this project.
For the camp site planned for this project and for the year 2019, the planned activities will allow to continue the completion of the construction of the first dormitory.
GOALS OF THE PROJECT
The objective of this project phase is to complete the construction of the first building of the center.
– Site planning and reforestation of open space;
– Continue the masonry work of the new building;
– Place the supports for the installation of windows and doors.
– Manufacture and collection of bricks;
– Volunteers will help the technicians (masons and carpenters): find sand, help to make the mortar for plastering the walls of the new building, cut wood for carpentry; the installation of the supports of the windows and doors etc. ;
– The volunteers will also take care of the creation of the green space of the center; planting of the plants
Housing conditions are generally primitive.
The volunteers will be housed together in the same house with several rooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms) and will live near the project site. Housing will be provided with plastic mats or straws but volunteers can however provide small inflatable mattresses or small floor mats (no bed), sleeping bag, mosquito nets etc. The kitchen will be organized by the volunteers themselves.
Volunteers will cook and eat together their meals. In the kitchen, they will use the local products. There are many various vegetables and fruits in location, so vegetarian and vegan diets can be continued. NB: Clean drinking water available.
Internet access and electricity are limited according to the areas of intervention of the projects.
Apart from the activities to be carried out on the building site, you can enjoy walks, meetings with the particularly welcoming population, organize parties and excursions to visit the surrounding villages.
This project is located in the municipality of Kpalimé. Located 120 km north of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the perfect place for nature lovers and hikers who want to go to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off at the edge of the water. Kpalimé is also home to the most important handicraft center in the country where a large number of artists and artisans have settled.
With around 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region. The capital of Kloto prefecture, Kpalimé is home to many facilities such as: district hospitals, the post office, the town hall office, the prefecture, the police station, the gendarmerie, banks, schools, etc. in short, all public and administrative services are represented. Apart from the public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, discotheques, etc. The large market of Kpalimé comes alive every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and abounds with a wide variety of products (you will find “seasonal or non-seasonal” fruits, vegetables of all kinds and articles of clothing (African style! In summary, it is a city that moves and attracts many visitors (Togolese as expatriates).
The languages of the workcamp are English and French. But it’s important to note that the exchanges in English are very basic.