WELCOME TO TOGO

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Togo, officially the Togolese Republic (French: République Togolaise), is a sovereign state in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, where its capital Lomé is located.

Togo is one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of approximately 7.6 million. Togo is known for its palm-lined beaches and hilltop villages. Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, whose economy depends highly on agriculture, with a climate that provides good growing seasons.

MIAWOEZON (Welcome) !

On your arrival the city of Lome will welcome you in Togo with with its sandy beaches, business district and airport. From Lome you can visit Togoville and Lake Togo, which gave its name to Togo during the colonial era, as well as the house of slaves in Agbrodrafo.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Availability: 

Project open all year round

Age Limits:

Minimum 18 years or older

Dates:

Flexible start and end dates

Work opportunity:

Over 6 outstanding sustainable project options

Duration:

Minimum 4 weeks commitment

Arrival:

One day before the start date

Airport Arrival:

Airport pickup, meet and greet by CCPD representative

Airport:

Gnassingbé Eyadéma International Airport

Accommodation:

Host Family or volunteer house

Meals:

Daily Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Working Days:

Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day

Weekends:

Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost

Location:

Kpalimé

Language:

English/ French 

Support: 

Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7

Program fees:

Accommodation, meals, orientation, 24/ hour emergency support, airport pick-up

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Project / Activity

Description

Duration

 

 

WASH

Construction of water wells, tanks etc

Building of urinals, eco-toilets, hand washing facilities,

Provision of hygiene education

 

Minimum 4 weeks commitment

Classrooms building

Construct school buildings of 3- classrooms with office

Minimum 12 weeks commitment

Urine recycling

Training in urine collection, storing and sanitizing

Provision of materials for the collection, storing and transportation

Training in crops fertilization on the vegetables demonstration farms

 

 

Minimum 12 weeks commitment

 
 

Reforestation

Involving planting trees

Minimum 4 weeks commitment

Teaching in the kindergarten, primary & secondary schools

Teach English, Math and other subjects

Organize games and arts

Share your love and care with children

Share your culture and empower children

Paint educative murals

Provide support for extracurricular activities

 

 

Minimum 12 weeks commitment

Program with local Churches

Share your faith through outreaches, teachings songs, preaching, drama etc.

 

Minimum 4 weeks commitment

 

PROGRAM COSTS

Item

Cost (USD$)

Cost (EURO)

Inclusion

4 weeks

$675

 €515

§  Placement Booking & Confirmation

 

§  Pre-departure support & documentation

 

§  T-shirt

 

§  Project orientation

 

§  Accommodation

 

§  Three meals a day

 

§  Airport pickup

 

§  In-country emergency

support

5 weeks

$775

 €591

6 weeks

$875

 €667

7 weeks

$975

 €743

8 weeks

$1075

 €819

9 weeks

$1175

 €896

10 weeks

$1275

 €972

12 weeks

$1325

 €1010

14 weeks

$1525

 €1162

Extra week

+$120

 €92

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

Flights: Flights are not included in our program costs.

Visas and Work Permits: The Togolese Republic, a member of the African Union and Economic Community of West African States allows visitors to obtain a visa on arrival in Togo unless they if come from one of the visa exempt countries. (Citizens of several African countries do not require a visa to enter Togo, except where there is a reciprocal visa requirement for Togolese nationals). Alternatively they may obtain a visa from one of the Togolese diplomatic missions before arrival (we strongly advise so). Citizens of most other countries are urged to obtain a visa prior to entry to Togo to avoid any possible inconvenience at point of entry in Togo. Volunteers need a Tourist Visa to enter Togo. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one empty page. 

Insurance: You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.

LIVING IN KPALIMÉ

When you choose to volunteer in Togo with us, you will be living in Kpalimé in Togo. Kpalimé is a city in the Plateaux Region of Togo, 120 km north of Lomé and 15 km from the Ghanaian border. It is the administrative capital of Kloto Prefecture. Kpalimé has a population of 75,084, making it the fourth-biggest town in Togo, after Lomé, Sokodé and Kara. In town is a 1913 German-built church with a tall steeple. A craft center in nearby Kloto features traditional crafts such as woodcarving and batik. To the east, Mount Agou has trails and views across to Ghana. Northwest, on the Ghanaian border, Missahohé Forest is known for its butterflies.

Volunteers in Togo are housed at either, our in-country Coordinator’s home, host family or volunteers’ house, depending on the project site. The accommodations of course are clean and comfortable and will quickly become your second home. Life at the accommodations facilities is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding from a busy day!

You will be provided with three good quality meals every day. The food will consist of delicious local dishes, using fresh produce to create a cultural and tasty experience! Typically your diet will consist of rice, bread, cassava, Ablo, Gbomo Dessi, sweet-potatoes, beans, noodles, banana with vegetables such as cabbage, avocado, spinach and eggplant. Water and tea/coffee are included throughout your stay whilst soft drinks (coke, sprite etc) and other beverages can be purchased from the local supermarkets in town. The weekly menu which will be proposed to you can be changed adaptively. If you have any food intolerance or eating habits, feel free to inform us at the beginning of your stay.

After the hard work, volunteers enjoy some fun and relaxation during evening free time and on the weekends. During the week we organize a variety of activities for volunteers in the evenings, like entertaining pub-quiz nights; football (soccer), cards, board games, musical ballads etc. we also arrange city day tours and long-weekend beach holidays. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

KPALIMÉ, some interesting places ...

Chateau viale

Catholic church kpalime

Craft center

Market kpalime

NOW APPLY!

Willing to participate in this program, please download and print the application form below. Then fill and return it to the program coordinator.

We will get back to you soon !

Ccpd vp registration formCcpd vp registration form (15.69 Ko)

 

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