With the aim of promoting socio-educational activities in the new Yéviépé village library, and to encourage the children of the village to give themselves to reading and educational activities; the NGO ASTOVOT organizes a project of socio-educational animation and school support for the students of Yéviépé. This project provides a framework for growth and also improve the level of children in several subjects (Mathematics, English and French) before the start of classes. It will also be an opportunity to discuss with parents and teachers about the education of children around meetings organized in partnership with the village development committee (CVD).
GOALS OF THE PROJECT
– Organize recreational and educational activities (games, dances, songs, sports, reading) in the library for the benefit of the children of the village.
– Organize support classes (French, English, mathematics) to improve the level of children before the start of the school year.
– To fulfil a film-debate.
MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT
The activities to be carried out will be divided into two parts:
– The first part will be devoted to support classes for primary students in the subjects in which they have the most difficulties with. The volunteers will intervene in the learning of the French language (reading, writing, conjugation, written and oral expression, etc.), in mathematics and also in English language.
– The second part will be devoted to games and various activities in the library of the village (contests for reading, drawing, singing and dancing …) and showing films and documentaries to children.
NB: School supplies and gifts will be distributed to students and the facility upon completion of activities.
It is desirable that volunteers bring A4 sheets, colored pencils, notebooks, markers, children’s games, educational materials and any other items deemed necessary for the success of the project.
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;