Construction Youth Reception Centre
- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Euro
- Transportation: 0.00 Euro
- Activities: 0.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 200 Euro
Description: Since 2014, the NGO ASTOVOT has been involved in the construction of a reception centre for young people in family difficulties through participatory financing in the commune of Kpalimé. The aim of this centre is to provide temporary accommodation for adolescents and young people living on the streets, offering them the opportunity to continue their school studies or to learn a professional trade under acceptable conditions. It should be noted that this project does not benefit from any permanent funding or subsidy from the Togolese State. For this summer; the works will allow the completion of the construction of the first dormitory and the construction of the fence to continue.
Type of Work: Aims of project:
General objective :
The objective for this summer is to continue the finishing work on the first building and also the construction of the wall;
Specific Objectives :
- Weeding and landscaping the project site ;
- Carry out the masonry and carpentry work for the new building and the fence;
- Put in the ground plants (mango, coconut, orange trees...) to plant the open space;
- Weeding, and layout ;
- Excavation work for the construction of the wall;
- Helping the workers (masons, carpenters, electricians...) : fetching sand and water, making bricks, cutting wood for carpentry; installing supports for windows and doors etc. ;
- The volunteers will also take care of the creation of the center's green space;
Accommodation: Housing conditions are generally basic (especially in rural areas). The group is housed together in a house in which the volunteers have to share the rooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). We have small mattresses and plastic mats that will be used as bedding for the volunteers. Because housing is often not equipped with beds. However, volunteers can provide small air mattresses or small floor mats, sleeping bags, mosquito nets ...etc. Volunteers prepare their own meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on site. The dishes are varied and diverse with local and imported ingredients provided.
Language: French and English are the two languages of the project. However, French is the official language spoken in Togo. It is advisable for English-speaking volunteers wishing to participate in this project to have a minimum level in French, because a large majority of local volunteers and communities have a low level in English.
Requirements: ASTOVOT volunteering workcamps are open to everyone, regardless of the nationality of the volunteers. The min age required is 18 years. No special skills are required, just motivation for the activities presented and good morals.The workcamps can be of several types (more or less physical, more or less "intellectual"), it is therefore recommended that volunteers target the one that best suits them
Approximate Location: Situated 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. Kpalimé is also home to the most important craft center of the country where a very large number of artists and craftsmen have settled.With about 101 088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region.
Notes: The diet of each volunteer is respected and taken into account in the preparation of the meals. During the international days decreed on the workcamp, each group of volunteers (Europeans or Togolese) can present a typical dish from their country or continent. As part of the international workcamp, several activities are organized: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings, cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations but also to discover Togolese culture. During the weekends, group excursions are organized to discover the tourist sites of the region where the construction site is located. It should be noted that the participation (transport, visiting fees and other costs) of these activities are covered by the volunteers themselves.