First part: Computer course for students
Access to computer tools still very limited in schools and universities in Togo. As a result, a large majority of Togolese students and students do not master the use of computer tools. This becomes a real handicap in their school or university curriculum. Concerned about this, the NGO ASTOVOT sets up for the benefit of the students of Kpalimé commune basic and practical courses in computer science and Internet tools for a period of three (3) weeks. The modules will revolve around: computer discovery and familiarization with a computer, connection, navigation, electronic mail, software download and text and image file transfer, discovery of social networks.
Second part: Cine-Debate for children
In addition to classes, the project offers the opportunity to screen children’s films and documentaries in the afternoons with debates and intercultural exchanges between volunteers and children. ASTOVOT has a bank of DVDs and projection equipment.
GOALS OF PROJECT
For the first part:
– Learn how to use the computer and its accessories;
– Discover the Internet, search engines, web browsers;
– Use e-mail (sending and reading messages) and social networks;
– Make emerge an emotion from a film that challenges.
– Promote debate and exchange with children to awaken their critical spirit.
– Welcome students and students interested in training + Presentation of the training program;
– Implementation of the training program (Introduction, basics of computer science, computer discovery and use of Windows, keyboard learning, typing in Word and Excel, creation of e-mail account, introduction to search for information on the internet and use of social networks);
– Assessment and delivery of certificates to participants
– Choice of films or documentaries;
– Arrangement of the place of projection;
– Preparation and installation of projection equipment
– Supervision of children
– Screening of the film or documentary;
– Debates and intercultural activities
NB: ASTOVOT has a computer pack of over ten laptops and projection equipment.
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.
Created in 1957, the NGO Togolese Association of Volunteers at Work (ASTOVOT) is one of the first Togolese associations. As a non-profit layman, ASTOVOT has been supporting international solidarity initiatives for a number of decades, as well as the self-promotion of grassroots communities through local development projects. Today, it remains a great reference in terms of international volunteering and civic service in Togo. Each year, the NGO ASTOVOT receives dozens of volunteers from European countries (Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg…) and also from Asia (Japan) thanks to its partnership with several organizations working in the field of international volunteering and civil service. With a staff of six (6) people within the Coordination, the Togolese Association of Volunteers at Work (ASTOVOT) is an association of International Volunteering and Local Development with the objective of:
– Contribute to the animation of the life by the participation of the Togolese and foreign volunteers to the realization of the works of general interest;
– Contribute to improving the living conditions of local populations by promoting their development and well-being by safeguarding the ecological, socio-cultural, educational and health environment;
– Promote the movement of people and goods through international and intercultural exchanges;