Information and sensitization campaign to fight irregular immigration of young people
Description: The clandestine or irregular migration movements have taken an unseen dimension nowadays. During the crossing to Europe most of the migrants die in the sinking of their makeshift boats. Despite this present state, many young Africans still dream of leaving their countries, heading for the Occident. Having made this observation ASTOVOT initiates a campaign this summer in Kpalimé to fight irregular immigration. ASTOVOT tries to contribute to the stop of this movement generally in Africa but also particularly in Togo via this workcamp. In this way, we will lead campaigns to heighten awareness and discourage eventual candidates to this kind of immigration. The units will be shaped by exchanges with the young people and information rounds around the consequences of clandestine immigration.
Type of Work: The implementation of the project consists in researches, in realising and sharing contents that show the stories of migrants and describe the violence exerted by people smugglers or lived during their adventures.
- Do research and organise debates between young people;
- The volunteers will create collections of photos, documentaries and witness reports showing the dangers experienced by migrants who decided to cross the Mediterranean Sea or the desert;
- You will project photos, documentary films and witness reports in different public places to attend a high number of citizens;
- Organise radio broadcasts in the different local radio stations of Kpalimé;
- Realise posters for the streets;
- Produce and show sketches to sensitize the population;
- Create campaigns on social media.
Accommodation: The housing conditions are generally rudimental. The volunteers will be accommodated together in a single house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). They will reside near the project site. Volunteers will sleep on mats made out of plastics or straw. But they can buy or bring along small airbeds or little floor-mats, and a mosquito net... In addition to the project activities, the volunteers can organize rides, meetings with local communities, parties and excursions in the surrounding villages. NB: Internet access and Electricity are limited according to areas of the project.
Language: The languages of the workcamp are English and French.
Requirements: This needs a mobilisation of technical, human, and financial aid for the realisation of this project. We kindly ask the interested volunteers to mobilise little funds so that we can lend the necessary logistics (projectors, chairs, acoustic, etc.). The volunteers can also collect already at home enough tools and pedagogic kits for the sensitization (documentaries, posters, text documents, etc.).
Approximate Location: Located approximately 120 km from Lomé, capital of Togo, the town of Kpalimé is a dream location for nature lovers and hikers looking for beautiful mountain landscape, natural waterfalls and tropical flora. With about approximately 105,000 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a touristic town in the Plateaux region. There are many artisanal workshops and retail outlets such as wood sculpture, weaving, wickerwork, decorated calabashes, batiks, painting, pottery, ceramics and mounted butterflies.Kpalimé receives many visitors especially in summer since the local population is very hospitable.