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Renovation & Leisure: Astovot Library

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Land
Togo
Soort werk
Onderwijs, Restauratie
Projectduur
7 t/m 26 juli
Aantal deelnemers
12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)

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For several years ASTOVOT has been involved in setting up social and community facilities, in particular the construction of mini-libraries in the local communities where it operates. One of the libraries, called "Agbalényo", meaning "knowledge is good" in Ewé (the local language), which is located at the association's head office, is in need of renovation and refurbishment. The aim of this work camp is to fit out the interior of this small library to make it attractive and comfortable for the children and young people of the Zomayi neighbourhood.
Over sixty children use the library every week. The renovation will be accompanied by socio-educational activities in the afternoons to enable the volunteers working on this workcamp to rub shoulders with the local children.
OBJECTIVES
 To make the interior of the library more attractive through masonry and painting work; Fitting out the reading area: repairing, arranging and maintaining furniture, books and other items; Organise and lead socio-educational and leisure activities with the children in the afternoons;
TASKS FOR VOLUNTEERS :
 Empty the library: remove furniture and books;
 Help the mason with the floor covering and tiling work;
 Paint the inside of the library: choose paints, sand the walls, whitewash, paint, decorate and clean;
 Refurbishing the library after the work: installation, layout, maintenance and repairs;
 Organise and involve the children in the socio-educational and leisure activities on offer;

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Accommodation is generally basic, simple 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 how the volunteers themselves organise the group. In some places, volunteers can use dry toilets and showers without water inside. This means that volunteers will have to 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 site.
During the work camp, the volunteers will cook their own meals. An internal organisation will create groups that will alternate to carry out the various domestic tasks domestic tasks, including cooking. The food products used for cooking are imported, local and organic. The diet of each volunteer will be taken into taken into account when preparing meals. Volunteers will have access to tropical fruit such as bananas, oranges, pineapples, mangoes, avocados, papayas, etc. Along side the main activities of the work camp, other activities are organised, such as discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural encounters. These activities enable the volunteers to come into contact with the local population and to discover Togolese culture.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

Kpalimé is about an hour and a half's drive from Lomé and is set in a beautiful natural environment. Located in south-west Togo, the area surrounding the town is lush and fertile, encircled by thickly wooded hills, deep valleys and small farming villages. Kpalimé is also the country's most important craft centre, home to a large number of artists and craftsmen: woodcarvers, batikeur, potters, weavers, calabash-makers, etc. The many "nature" walks and hikes take you along the paths to discover the daily life of the local people, who live mainly from agriculture.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

The NGO Association Togolaise des Volontaires au Travail (ASTOVOT) has more than 60 years of experience in international voluntary service. Each year, it welcomes many volunteers from all over the world on short, medium and long term volunteer projects (3 weeks to 12 months) in Togo. These projects allow the national volunteers (about 200) to work hand in hand with the international volunteers and to create a real intercultural exchange throughout the year. ASTOVOT is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVSUNESCO) and of the Network of Africa Voluntary Organizations (NAVO), and is in partnership with several volunteer organizations in Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa. Its projects focus on community development through the promotion of education and citizenship, health, social, environmental protection and intercultural learning, renovation and construction of socio-community infrastructures.

Aangezien je in dit project met kinderen gaat werken, stellen wij het verplicht om een VOG (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag) aan te vragen.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

This project requires specific qualities from volunteers: motivation, patience, team spirit, solidarity, sharing and listening

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

The NGO ASTOVOT, like all associations in Togo, receives no subsidy from the Togolese government. It is the volunteers' participation fees that enable ASTOVOT to finance its projects. The cost of participation in volunteer work camps is €220 per person for 2 to 3 weeks. This contribution covers: accommodation costs; food; accompaniment of the group; administrative costs; purchase of materials and equipment for the project, and other steps involved in setting up volunteers on the project site. The funds contributed by the volunteers are divided as follows: 3/4 for the organisation of project activities and 1/4 for the administrative management of ASTOVOT.

The languages of the project are French and then English. However, we recommend that volunteers who are not French-speaking have a basic knowledge of French before they arrive, as the official language of Togo is French. The vast majority of local volunteers and local communities have a very poor level of English.

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 345, exclusief € 50 korting voor studenten en jongeren onder de 18.

Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 220.

Projectnaam

Renovation & Leisure: Astovot Library

Projectcode

ASTO 02

Continent

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

7-7-2024

Einddatum

26-7-2024

Aantal vrijwilligers

12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 75 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 220

Taal

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