Cultural World Heritage
Description: Oke Idanre Hill consists of high plain with several spectacular valleys interspersed with inselbergs of about 3,000 ft above sea level. Its physical attributes include Owa’s Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agboorogun foot print, thunder water (Omi Aopara) and burial mound and ground. It also has diverse and variegated eco-systems of flora and fauna. Oke Idanre contains very important bio-physical and land from features whose interaction with the physical features created an enduring cultural landscape within the setting.
Type of Work: VWAN history of engagement in World Heritage Volunteers campaign started in 2010 when a group of local and international volunteers were led to Idanre Hill to commit to restoration work at the old courtyard and tree planting on the site. In 2017 WHV action focuses the work on construction of concrete chairs around the old primary school. Local materials that will also reflect traditional fittings to the heritage will be used. Local awareness through Non Formal Education will be applied through the various Workshop activities on the camp within the community. Volunteers will do self-catering and living together in the camp. Volunteers should be ready to mix up with the community and various youth groups during intercultural sessions.
Study Theme: CULTURAL WORLD HERITAGE PROJECT
Accommodation: Living will be in a mini apartment provided by the Community within the project. The mini-guest house has moderate facility with cooking equipment and toilet facility including bathrooms. The house will accommodate up to 25 volunteers at a time.
Language: Fair knowledge of English
Requirements: There will be social nights and cultural weekends. Intercultural activities to exhibit different cultural habits will be in vogue. Please kindly come with Music, Games and other local materials to exhibit during the workcamp (if available but not compulsory).
Approximate Location: The project is located at Odode Town in Idanre Community area of Ondo State. Volunteers will depart from Lagos together for the project. There is no extra cost for this travel.
Notes: Volunteer shall also enjoy pick up / return to the Airport without any extra cost. However, volunteers that wish to arrive earlier before the project should notify the organization and provisions shall be made to receive the volunteer.