Educational support and immersion in peasant families
- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Euro
- Transportation: 0.00 Euro
- Activities: 0.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 200 Euro
Description: this summer ASTOVOT in collaboration with the village of Agou Kébo Dogbadzi is launching a school support project for the benefit of the children of this village. The tutoring will be coupled with socio-cultural activities for the development during the holidays. The activities will take place in the primary school of the village. This project will improve the children's level in several subjects (Mathematics, English and French) before the start of the school year. The volunteers will work in collaboration with members of the Village Development Committee (VDC). This project is also intended as a framework for cultural exchanges where the volunteers will be immersed in farming families to discover their traditional ways and practices.
Type of Work: Aims of project
Provide courses (French, English, mathematics) to improve the children's level before the back-to-school season ; Organize lucrative, educational and sports activities (games, dances, songs, football gala, readings) ;
The activities to be carried out will be subdivided into three parts :
- The first component will be devoted to support courses for primary and secondary school students. Volunteers will be involved in learning French (reading, writing, conjugation, written and oral expression, etc.), numeracy (mathematics), English ; The second part will revolve around games and various activities (percussion, reading competitions, drawings, songs and dances...) ; For the third part, it is about immersion in the peasant families:
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 about 100 km from Lomé and on the way to the city of Kpalimé, Agou Kébo Dogbadzi, is a small village and chief town of the canton of Kébo which is one of the 12 cantons of the Agou prefecture. Perched on the slope of Mount Agou (the highest peak in Togo), the village Kébo Dobgadzi is very wooded and green with a panoramic view over part of the prefecture of Agou. The village is composed of five districts with an estimated total population of nearly one thousand inhabitants. The majority of the population is peasant and lives from agriculture.
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.