The "Christmas for all"
- Accommodation and food: 60.00 Euro
- Transportation: 20.00 Euro
- Activities: 80.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 40 Euro
Description: The "Christmas for all" project is a social and solidarity action project that the ASTOVOT is implementing in the last two weeks of December for the benefit of the children of the Zomayi district and its surroundings. The observation is that there is no framework for entertainment and development in the neighborhood for children and adolescents outside the library ASTOVOT. This is the reason why our association has initiated this project which will allow the children to combine business with pleasure through several activities. The aim is to organise Christmas festivities for more than ten days inside and outside the library. It should be noted that the majority of parents in this suburb of the city of Kpalimé do not often have the means to offer gifts, sweets....
Type of Work: General objective To contribute to the development of the children of the Zomayi district and its surroundings during the Christmas holidays. THE MAIN ACTIVITIES
- Dissemination of the programme and visits to the children's families;
- Development of the site for the installation of the "Christmas village";
- Construction of the Christmas hut with straws,stands and Christmas tree;
- Purchase of gifts and shopping for the needs of the convivial meal;
- Organisation of cultural, recreational and sporting activities;
- Screening of films for children and teenagers;
- Distribution of gifts and sweets;
- Recital, Karaoke and night dance with the children and their parents;
- Sharing a convivial meal with the children;
- Removal and maintenance of the site;
Study Theme: The aim is to set up a temporary framework for development and entertainment within and outside the library called "Christmas for all" for the children of the Zomayi district and surrounding areas. All the activities planned within the framework of the project will take place in the chosen locations with the active participation of local and international volunteers. A detailed programme will allow the organisation of several play, cultural and sports activities during the Christmas period for the children of the neighbourhood.
Accommodation: 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
Language: The languages of the site are English and French. However, we recommend to non-French speakers to having basic in French before arriving, because the official language of Togo is French. A large majority of local volunteers and local communities have a very low level in English
Approximate Location: The project takes place in the district of Zomayi, a small suburb of the city of Kpalimé. Kpalimé is one of Togo's secondary cities. It is located in the southwest of the country, close to the neighbouring country Ghana. At a distance of 121 km from the capital, Lomé, Kpalimé is a very peaceful town with a very wooded landscape and mountainous terrain. The main activities of the active population are: agriculture, crafts, small businesses... There are also many tropical fruits such as pineapples, mangoes, avocados, bananas, oranges, etc.
Notes: 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.
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