Mission/Project Of Village School Garden

CDH Volunteering Program About Village School Garden.

Volunteers Mission/Project: Village School Or Public Place Garden Realisation.

The mission/project of this volunteer program is about to create and to do a Garden with useful plant, tree and flower in Village School Yard or Village public place.


Project denomination:  TYPE G

TYPE G is to create and to do Village School or public place Garden.

Field: Education, Permaculture, Environment and Agriculture

MOBILISATION OF VOLUNTEERS FOR EDUCATIONAL WORK ABOUT REALISATION OF SCHOOL OR PUBLIC PLACE GARDEN FOR A VILLAGE.

School Yard tree Planting

General context and The works volunteers have to do.

This project is in the framework of reforestation and speaks especially of agriculture, permaculture. The cultivation of vegetables and tropical plant varieties for schools in the villages surrounding Kpalimé. This project is done for the benefit of the poor community and requires volunteers willing to learn about tropical agricultural products and at the same time help the poor population. This consists of creating a garden on a piece of land of less than or equal to one hectare for a village or for a school in a village. This project allows the initiation of children, pupils, young people, adults, all these participants to become more interested in agriculture, in permaculture knowledge:

*The permanent use of the soil with organic fertilisation techniques
* How to lay out the rows (with precise measurements) on which to sow the seeds for good garden practice
* Development of procedures for creating a garden, monitoring, maintenance, harvesting and how to rework the same soil for a new garden. This provides training for the volunteers on how to learn farming.
*The project is designed to give the students and young people in the villages the opportunity to create their own business by growing vegetables and other plants with the permanent use of the soil WITHOUT THE USE OF CHEMICALS (no chemical fertilisers) and to use the nutrients in the soil by decomposing organisms, animals and plants to fertilise the soil and for permanent use.
This project is for anyone who is interested in agricultural production and environmental protection through permaculture. This project is available for people to learn how to make a sustainable garden.
Seven villages have already donated the land for their garden.

Mission of the Volunteer

General objective of the mission:

THE PROJECT AIMS TO PROMOTE REFORESTATION, DEVELOP THE IDEA OF HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT BY GOWING PROFITABLE OR SUSTAINABLE GARDEN TO HELP THE LOCAL POPULATION OR SCHOOL CHILDREN.

Specific objective of the mission

The specific visions of the project are: 
- To create agricultural, permaculture and environmental activities to help the population
- To introduce agriculture in the education of young people
- To initiate participants to take an interest in environmental development through the cultivation of Togo's tropical products and at the same time participants learn how to use the soil permanently. 

Missions / Activities

Once all the participants and volunteers are gathered, the works to be done on the work camp are:

  • - Drawing up plans for the activities to be carried out and their follow-up after the work camp
  • - Field study (measurement of the terrain, position of the sun etc.)
  • - Fencing or framing of the GARDEN area
  • - Divide the garden area into several sections of land, either as a bed or as boards
    well managed portions of land for sowing seeds
  • - The actual work is done 6 hours a day for each participant and therefore for each volunteer the practice is in agriculture with the use of rudimentary tools hoe, rakes, pickaxe, wheelbarrow, cutter, daba etc.
  • - The tilling of the GARDEN soil by all the volunteers:
  • - Portion of land divided into several rows well arranged by organic fertilizers
    Depending on the season.
  • - Putting compost and organic soil nutrients on the rows to be cultivated according to the dominance of the NPK composition for the seed to be sown.
    For example, cabbage or spinach require much more N (Nitrogen for the leaves) than P (Potassium for the fruits) and K (Phosphorus for the roots) for its profitable production
    Carrot requires much more K for its success.
    Tomatoes require much more P for success.
  • - Watering of seeds or plants by all volunteers
  • - After the time of the work camp there will be follow-up for watering by a village youth committee or students, harvesting, and permanent use of this garden.

Strategies

They are:

  • Search for individual and group volunteers to help motivate local youth to participate in the project
  • Each volunteer must bring one or two sachets of good vegetable or plant seeds before arriving at the work camp
  • Possession of land for the garden which is less than or equal to one hectare 
  • Human resources such as local volunteers and beneficiaries (students or villagers) 
  • Participation fees (fees include accommodation and food etc.) 
  • Donations from volunteers to carry out the agricultural activities in the school and village.

Expected results

At the end of the work camp we have:

1 - A nice garden for the village or for the school with supporting photos.

2- The garden is made of tropical and foreign plants 

3- A follow-up plan for the maintenance and watering of the plants after the workcamp.

4- harvest after three or four months for the village

5- renewal of the same garden

THE POSSIBILITIES OFFERED TO VOLUNTEERS

  • The volunteer will be able to create his own sustainable garden at home after the work camp.
  • Knowledge of the tropical agricultural products of Togo. Knowledge of the tropical plant garden.
  • Direct contact and approach of the population.
  • Sharing values on the work camp through cultural exchange.
  • A special excursion led by Centre des Hommes for the volunteers.
  • Discovery of new cultures, traditions and customs, especially those of the EWES people of Togo.
  • Discover on the work camp the cultures, languages, cuisines, folklore and customs of local and international volunteers to learn about themselves.
  • The expatriate volunteers have an approach for the integration of the life of the community. Taking motorcycle cabs is risky.
  • Getting to know a new life in a purely African way
  • Accommodation, food, water and electricity are offered to volunteers.
  • A certificate of participation in volunteering with Centre Des Hommes in Togo will be issued to you at the end of the work camp or your experience and learning trip which will be used for your CV and will play a role in the job search for students.
  • Life change experience and gain new life skill.

PROHIBITED ON WORK CAMPS

• Center des Hommes is not a marriage agency

• Quarrels, thefts, are strictly prohibited (those who do are: either sent back or punished or excluded or repatriated)

• Volunteers' outings or go outside and returns must be reported to the person in charge of the work camps  or the right supervisor who is running the work camps or the main leader for the work camps of that renovation volunteering program.

• Indiscipline and lack of respect are not tolerated, but doing with the values of others is tolerated.

THE LOCATION WHERE WILL TAKE PLACE PROJECT ABOUT VILLAGE SCHOOL SCHOOL GARDEN

PLACES: Kpalimé and its surrounding villages.

Kpalimé is a city located in the southwest of Togo and is the prefecture of kloto. Kpalimé is a city where agriculture is the main activity of these populations and from there comes more than 50% of the agricultural wealth of the country. Kpalimé is also a city where most of Togo's mountains are in its surroundings with panoramic views, rivers, forests and tourist activities such as going for walks in the mountains, going to uncovered and undiscovered waterfalls etc. Kpalimé is the city of artists where most of the young people find their income in the feasibility of arts of all kinds. Around there are sympathetic villages where the need is felt and calls on us to intervene for the good cause and to provide a solution to these needs. It is from these villages that you will carry out the activities of volunteering program concerning renovation of rural school classroom and building.

TIMES DURATION OF THE PROJECT ABOUT VILLAGE SCHOOL SCHOOL GARDEN

TIME OF THE MISSIONS: We offer only one possibilities of time to stay.

The reason is simple, the renovation volunteering program can not stand for long duration simple because the renovation is done with the village community and  lot of workforce are involving in. Therefor the duration is always short term stay for the program of renovation. The volunteers come and bring their help for short stay duration and the can not afford more than one mouth because of their duties at their home country. We offer them a possibility to stay and to help for one month. 

However THE LENGTH OF TIME THE VOLUNTEER WILL STAY depends of himself.

SHORT TIMES STAY DURATION FOR THE PROJECT ABOUT VILLAGE SCHOOL SCHOOL GARDEN

TIME FOR SHORT STAY: For the volunteering program concerning school classroom and building renovation volunteering program support by volunteers presence, It is always 21 days (In work camps: school classroom and building renovation volunteering program) Program for the "short-term" renovation work camps.

LONG TIMES STAY DURATION FOR THE PROJECT ABOUT VILLAGE SCHOOL SCHOOL GARDEN

TIME FOR LONG STAY: THE MISSIONS OF LONG TERM IS NOT APPLY IN THIS PROGRAM

NB: Long time stay is not available anymore now for some time.

Centre Des Hommes one of its village school garden volunteering program

Participation fees

Each expatriate volunteer must pay a participation fee of 600 euro for the NGO Centre des Hommes. The 600 euro participation fee is used for all accommodation, food, travel from Lomé to the work camp place, management of the project during the entire stay, and above all, this fee is used for the realisation of the project and to help certain volunteers who cannot afford the participation fee to be able to participate in the program, special outings are given by the NGO in the participation fee. In order to better understand this project and for its good realisation we would like to identify groups of volunteers of 20 people. Learn more about  all information concerning Participation Fees.


Information:

Any volunteers who will come to our project or program must receive an invitation letter which will be signed by the Executive Director of CDH. This invitation letter contains the reason for the travel, the duration and so one. In addition to the invitation letter some other documents can be sent to the volunteer or can be required from the volunteer as proof and evidence to enter the country. We invite you to contact us and make sure that you hold the necessary documentation before you take off from your country to Togo. Learn more all about Volunteer Useful Information

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