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Togo | Cultuur en festival

Togo | Cultuur en festival

Ga aan de slag als vrijwilliger tijdens een groepsproject in Togo. Dit project vindt plaats van 4 t/m 18 juli en biedt ruimte aan 20 deelnemers in de leeftijd van 18 t/m 99 jaar. Je gaat werkzaamheden uitvoeren gericht op cultuur.

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Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 200.
Werk

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Since 2014 ASTOVOT has initiated a cultural project called “Festival Kékéli”. KéKéli means "Light" in Ewé and want to be a crossroads of cultural expression and popular education. Every summer, many volunteers are welcomed to this international workcamp in order to discover the richness of Togolese culture in all its diversity. During two weeks the festival offers, as part of a popular education approach, several cultural and artistic activities and gives the local population and volunteers the opportunity to create spaces for intercultural exchange and to promote the cultural and artistic heritage of the region where the festival is organized. For ASTOVOT it is about bringing art and culture as close as possible to people who live in rural areas, to make them move, sing, dance, laugh and make people smile.
The theme chosen this year for the festival is "cultural diversity, a pillar of social cohesion and peace". Apart of the festival, several other activities are organized by the volunteers, in particular: sanitation actions in the village hosting the festival, a football competition for young girls, awareness-raising actions in ecological practices, etc.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES
 To offer an intercultural exchange through the immersion in peasant families and the promotion of cultural, artistic and artisanal heritage.
 To value popular culture and to allow folk and traditional groups to gain visibility by programming of a brilliant closing show.
 To raise awareness of the fragility of the ecosystems balance and to promote ecological practices.
 To remove gender stereotypes, specially regarding cultural and artistic subjects.

MAIN ACTIVITIES
The main activities:
 Percussion, dance and singing courses to the rhythms of the Djembe and other traditional instruments.
 Casting of folk and traditional groups for the closing show.
 Batik workshops : learning how to use and wear these tradicional fabrics.
 Basket workshops : learning how to make traditional baskets.
 Organization of a live concert and exhibition the first workcamp weekend.
 Organization of an awareness parade with placards on the theme of the festival.
 Organization of the closure show with folk and traditional groups.
 Delivery of certificates of participation and awards.
 Cleaning and maintenance of sites.
The secondary activities:
- Organization of a football competition for young girls from the village.
- Sanitation actions in the neighborhoods of the village and door-to-door awareness about the dangers of the plastic waste proliferation.
- Immersion in peasant families.

Accommodatie en maaltijden

ACCOMODATION
Housing conditions are generally rudimentary, simple and specific to the location of the project. On site, volunteers are accommodated in groups of three or four people per room. The distribution per room depends on the collective organization of the volunteers themselves. Depending on the location, volunteers can use dry toilets and showers without tap water. The association available to volunteers some plastic or foam mats. Volunteers can bring sleeping bags with them if possible. There is access to drinking water on the site. However, access to electricity and the internet may be limited. This is due respectively to the blackouts and the difficulties of accessing the Internet.
FOOD
During the entire period of the workcamp, it is the volunteers themselves who prepare their own meals. An internal organization will make it possible to create groups which will alternate to take care of the different household tasks including cooking. Food products used for cooking are both imported and local, and sometimes organic. The diet of each volunteer will be taken into account in the preparation of meals. Volunteers will have access to tropical fruits such as bananas, oranges, pineapples, mangoes, avocados, papayas, etc.

Locatie en vrije tijd

In addition to the main activities of the site, several other activities are organized such as discovery walks, hikes, parties or cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations but also to discover Togolese culture.
During the weekends, collective excursions are organized by the volunteers and their leaders to discover the tourist sites of the region where the workcamp is taking place. It should be noted that expenses related to excursions and outings of volunteers are not included in the participation fees. However, the association can facilitate or negotiate transport for volunteers during outings or excursions.

Vereisten

SPECIFIC INFORMATIONS
This project requires a great deal of involvement from the volunteers because it's demanding a permanent mobilization of the public around the activities. The volunteers must have a real interest in the themes of interculturality and solidarity.

Projectnaam

« Cultural Project » SUMMER FESTIVAL KEKELI

Projectcode

ASTO 01

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

4-7-2021

Einddatum

18-7-2021

Aantal vrijwilligers

20 (10 mannen en 10 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 200

Taal

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