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Soort werk
Gehandicapten, Sociaal
18 juli t/m 7 augustus
Sustainable Development Goals
1. Geen armoede, 3. Goede gezondheid
Aantal deelnemers
16 (8 mannen en 8 vrouwen)

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The "Mother Teresa of Calcutta" reception centre in Kpalimé is one of the local partners with whom ASTOVOT carries out social and health projects for the benefit of dozens of residents of this centre. These residents are taken in by the Sisters because they are in a situation of extreme poverty or because they have been abandoned; therefore, they have no family to look after them. Often these people have no shelter, no food and often have chronic illnesses or disabilities. This summer, ASTOVOT is launching an international workcamp that will allow volunteers to bring their compassion and love to the sick and vulnerable by participating in various activities that contribute to the improvement of the health of the sick and the development of all residents. The services provided in this centre are multiple, varied and free of charge. The volunteers will have to carry out several tasks: helping the nurses of the centre in their different tasks, organising recreational and educational activities for the benefit of the residents, cleaning, cooking, maintaining the premises, etc. The volunteers will work under the supervision of the Sisters of the hostel. AIMS OF PROJECT The objective of this international workcamp is to contribute to the improvement of the development of the sick and vulnerable people cared for by the "Mother Teresa of Calcutta" shelter in Kpalimé. Specific objectives - To help the staff of the centre in their daily tasks in order to lighten their workload, and to promote a friendly atmosphere through animation with the residents and workers; - To learn about other realities, in particular disabilities and how society responds to the needs of vulnerable people; - Reflect on the intersectionality of issues such as gender, poverty and disability; PROJECT ACTIVITIES Volunteers take part in the centre's activities. These are many and varied. - Maintaining the green space of the centre (gardening, sweeping, etc.) - Participating in the household chores: preparing and distributing meals to the residents, cleaning the dormitories, washing up... ; - Organising games and educational activities for the benefit of the residents; - Helping the nursing staff in the care of the centre's patients: treatment of patients, distribution of medication, hygiene, dressings, physiotherapy, massages, etc;

Accommodatie en maaltijden

ACCOMMODATION Accommodation is generally basic, simple and specific to the location of the project. On site, volunteers are accommodated in groups of three or four people per room. The number of people per room depends on the collective organisation of the volunteers themselves. Depending on the location, volunteers may use dry toilets and showers without water inside. This implies that the volunteers will fetch water from a fountain or well. The association provides volunteers with plastic or foam mats. Volunteers who have sleeping bags can bring them with them if possible. Access to drinking water on the site. However, access to electricity and internet may be limited depending on the village. This is due to regular load shedding and difficulties in accessing the network respectively. FOOD During the workcamp, the volunteers will cook their own meals. An internal organisation will allow for the creation of groups that will alternate to carry out the different domestic tasks, including cooking. The food products used for cooking are sometimes imported, sometimes local and often organic. The diet of each volunteer will be taken into account in the cooking of the 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 workcamp, other activities are organised such as: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural meetings. These activities allow the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and to discover the Togolese culture. During the weekends, collective excursions are organised 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 the expenses related to the excursions and the volunteers' outings are not included in the participation fees. However, the association can facilitate or negotiate transport for the volunteers during outings or excursions.


This project requires a great deal of compassion, discretion and ethics on the part of the volunteers. Many of the centre's patients are in difficult situations, both psychologically and physically.


The languages of the workcamp are French and then English. However, we recommend that non-French speaking volunteers have a basic knowledge of French before their arrival. The official language of Togo is French. The vast majority of local volunteers and communities have a very low level of English.






Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

16 (8 mannen en 8 vrouwen)


18 t/m 75 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 200



Sustainable Development Goal


Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 295, exclusief € 50 studentenkorting.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 200.

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