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Dunenyo” Cultural Immersion And Solidarity Project

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Soort werk
Cultuur, Handarbeid, Sociaal
1 t/m 20 augustus
Sustainable Development Goals
15. Leven op het land
Aantal deelnemers
16 (8 mannen en 8 vrouwen)

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Every summer, more precisely during the month of August, the sons and daughters of the village of Kuma-Apoti from Togo and the diaspora get together to celebrate their Dunenyo-Za festival or development festival. These are solemn occasions when the natives of the village of Kuma-Apoti (one of the cleanest and most environmentally-friendly villages in Togo) get together to reflect on the future and development of their village. The aim is to give new impetus to young people, to promote education and learning, and to make resolutions for the local development of the village and the fulfilment of its inhabitants. During this period, a number of cultural, traditional and community activities will be carried out by the local people.documentaries followed by debates with the learners;
ASTOVOT, a long-standing partner of the village in terms of local development, is taking advantage of this event to offer volunteers from all over the world an opportunity to immerse themselves in culture and solidarity, and to take an active part in the cultural, social and community activities planned as part of the event.
 To learn how to work in a multicultural environment, be open-minded and broaden your horizons;
 Acquire personal skills such as teamwork, leadership, organisation, planning, communication, interculturality and time management;
 Develop your self-confidence


Participation in community work with the local population and national volunteers: (public health, reforestation, maintenance of rural tracks and socio-collective infrastructures, inauguration, etc.);
Organisation of socio-educational activities with village children (games, sports, singing and dancing, etc.);
Immersion in the families and folk groups of the village;
Organisation of and participation in walks, hikes and waterfalls in the villages and mountains surrounding the village of Kuma-Apoti;
Setting up venues for concerts and cultural events;
Participate in sporting e events (football tournament) as part of this edition;
Take part in the apotheosis festival (musical concert, traditional songs and dances, sketches, etc.

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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.

The village of Kuma-Apoti is one of ten in the canton of Kuma (Kloto prefecture). It is located to the north-west of the town of Kpalimé. Its relief is made up of a vast plateau and wooded mountains. Kuma-Apoti is located in a humid zone and its climate, which is very special for Togo, is much cooler and more "temperate" than that of Lomé. The village's economy is essentially based on agriculture, around which a number of commercial, craft and tourist activities revolve. The agricultural sector employs around 80% of the population.

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.

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.


Dunenyo" Cultural Immersion And Solidarity Project





Soort werk

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Aantal vrijwilligers

16 (8 mannen en 8 vrouwen)


18 t/m 75 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 220


Sustainable Development Goal

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