Guest House « Mère Térésa de Calcutta »
- Accommodation and food: 80.00 Euro
- Transportation: 35.00 Euro
- Activities: 50.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 35 Euro
Description: In partnership with the "Mother Teresa of Calcutta" Welcome House in Kpalimé, the NGO ASTOVOT is launching an international volunteering project this summer to help the staff of this charity house. Every day, the House welcomes poor sick people and people in precarious situations from different regions of Togo. This project will allow the volunteers to bring their compassion and love to the sick and poor people by participating in different activities that contribute to the improvement of their living conditions. The services rendered in this centre are multiple, varied and free of charge. The gestures to be carried out include medical care by assisting nurses and doctors, activities with patients, cleaning and cooking for patients, and maintenance of the premises.
Type of Work: The objective of this workcamp is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the sick and poor people hosted at the "Mother Teresa of Calcutta" house in Kpalimé.
Fit out and maintain the premises of the centre ;
Participate in household chores (kitchen);
Assist the medical staff in the care of the sick Volunteers take part in the centre's activities. These are many and varied.
Volunteers will assist in the households and kitchens: distributing meals, cleaning the dormitories, tidying the beds, peeling vegetables or tubers, folding laundry, cooking, washing up ...
The volunteers will can the health staff in medical care ;
Volunteers will maintain the green space of the center ;
Volunteers will offer games and activities to boost patient morale.
Accommodation: On site of project: Accommodation conditions are generally rudimentary (especially in rural areas). The group is housed together in a house in which the volunteers have to share rooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). We have small mattresses and plastic mats that will be used as bedding for the volunteers. Because the houses are often not equipped with beds. However, volunteers can provide small inflatable mattresses or small floor mats, sleeping bags, mosquito nets, etc.
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.
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. Chief-place of the Kloto prefecture,
Notes: If the volunteer arrives in Lomé at night, he is requested to spend the night in a hotel. Because our organisation forbids transport during the night. Our colleague who is in charge of welcoming the volunteers can offer him/her a hotel room which costs 15 euros at the most.