The "Christmas for all"
- Accommodation and food: 20.00
- Transportation: 20.00
- Activities: 125.00
- Hosting organisation support: 55
Description: The "Christmas for all" project is a social and solidarity action project that the NGO 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 thelibrary ASTOVOT. This is the reason why our association has initiated this project which will allow the children to combinebusiness with pleasure through several activities. The aim is to organise Christmas festivities for more than ten (10) days inside and outside the library.
Type of Work: 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 ;
Accommodation: Accommodation is generally basic and specific to the location. 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. We provide volunteers with plastic or foam mats. Volunteers who have sleeping bags, sleeping mats and a mosquito net can bring them with them. Access to drinking water on the site. However, access to electricity and internet may be limited depending on the village.
Language: The languages of the project are French and then English. However, we recommend that non-French speaking volunteers have a basic knowledge of French before their arrival as the official language of Togo is French. The vast majority of local volunteers and communities have a very low level of English.
Requirements: 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.
Approximate Location: Located 120 km north of Lomé, the commune of Kpalimé is the ideal place for nature lovers and hikers who wish to discover beautiful mountainous landscapes and tropical flora. Numerous natural waterfalls will allow you to refresh yourself at the water's edge. With about 105,000 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region. The capital of the Kloto prefecture, Kpalimé is home to numerous infrastructures and all public and administrative services are represented. You will find also art shops, shopping centres, bars, restaurants, discotheques, etc.
Notes: 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 In addition to the main activities of the workcamp, other activities are organised such as: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings and cultural meetings. It should be noted that the expenses related to the excursions and the volunteers' outings are not included in the participation fees.