Socio-educational activities with children

Socio-educational activities with children

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Land
Togo
Soort werk
Kinderen, Onderwijs
Projectduur
7 t/m 26 augustus
Aantal deelnemers
15 (8 mannen en 7 vrouwen)

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Every summer, ASTOVOT organises, in collaboration with the Village Development Committee (VDC) of the village of Yéviépé, an international workcamp for socio-educational activities and school support for the children of the village. The activities of the workcamp take place both in the new library built by ASTOVOT and in the primary school of the village of Yéviépé. The volunteers not only provide a framework for the development of the village's children through several recreational and cultural activities, but also give some lessons such as mathematics, English and French to the pupils before the start of the next school year.
General aims:
- To improve children's reading, writing and speaking skills in French. This mastery is essential for good progress in other subjects.
- To develop and enhance children's talent in all kinds of school and extra-curricular subjects;
- To improve children's education through cultural exchange, on aspects such as tolerance, respect, empathy and appreciation of diversity.
- To work on gender stereotypes in different school subjects (scientific, technological, social, etc.), in order to ensure equal opportunities for girls and boys.
Main activities:
- The activities to be carried out are divided into two parts:
- The first part will be devoted to tutoring primary and secondary school pupils in the subjects where they have the most difficulties. The volunteers will intervene in particular in the learning of the French language (reading, writing, conjugation, written and oral expression, etc.); in mathematics and also in English.
- The second part consists of organising games and various activities in the village library or outside (reading, drawing, singing and dancing competitions, theatre, slam...), writing a collection of stories, showing films and documentaries for the children.

Accommodation is generally basic and specific to the project location. 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 running water. This means that volunteers will have to fetch water from a fountain or a well. The association provides volunteers with plastic or foam mats. Volunteers who have sleeping bags, sleeping mats and a mosquito net 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 internet respectively.
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. Food products used for cooking are sometimes imported, local and 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.

Located 12 km from the town of Kpalimé on the road linking it to the village of Nyivé on the Togo-Ghana border, Yéviépé was founded in the late 18th century. With a population of about 3000 inhabitants, it is surrounded by the villages of Kpadapé to the north, Kalakala to the east, Nyivé to the south and Womé to the west. The population is mainly agricultural and activities are based on the cultivation of maize, beans, cassava, yams and rice. There is a primary school and a secondary school for pupils from six neighbouring villages.
Apart from its attractive appearance and its very welcoming population, the village also has rivers, natural resources such as wood, bamboo...
The village festival is organised every year in August. A traditional festival that brings together the entire village population, including those from the diaspora.
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 takes 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.

Created in 1957, the NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) is one of the first Togolese association. ASTOVOT is a secular, non-profit organisation that has been supporting international solidarity initiatives for several decades, as well as the self-promotion of rural communities through its support for local development projects. ASTOVOT's mission is to contribute to the socio-cultural development of local populations in the communes of the Kloto and Agou Prefectures through the realisation of collective utility projects and the involvement of young national and foreign volunteers. Today ASTOVOT is a reference in international volunteering and civic service in Togo. Each year, ASTOVOT welcomes several dozen international volunteers from Europe (Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg...) and Asia (Japan) thanks to solid partnerships with several organisations working in these fields such as SCI International, IJGD Germany, Solidarités Jeunesses, Compagnons bâtisseurs, Concordia, NICE Japan, Cadip Canada. Since its creation, the association has carried out numerous projects in its areas of intervention, with the aim of implementing a participatory approach with the local communities. The projects carried out include the construction of classrooms and eco-sanitary latrines, reforestation, socio-educational activities, the renovation of school buildings and sanitary facilities, and the setting up of awareness-raising workshops (on themes related to education, citizenship, agro-ecology, hygiene and health, and entrepreneurship). The association aims:
- To contribute to the animation of life by the participation of Togolese and foreign volunteers in the realization of works of general interest;
- To improve the living conditions of the local population by promoting their development and well-being through the protection of the environment and the socio-cultural heritage;
- Supporting socio-educational and sports initiatives in rural communities;
- To promote the movement of people and goods through international and intercultural exchanges

This project requires a high level of motivation on the part of the volunteers, as it involves a permanent mobilisation of the volunteers around the organised activities. Volunteers must have a real interest in interculturality and solidarity.

Projectnaam

Socio-educational activities with children

Projectcode

ASTO 07

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

7-8-2023

Einddatum

26-8-2023

Aantal vrijwilligers

15 (8 mannen en 7 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 220

Taal

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 295, exclusief € 50 studentenkorting.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 220.