Mission/Project Of Volunteers In Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes

CDH Volunteering Program About Volunteers In Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes.

Working And Activities In Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes: Volunteers Mission/Project

This Volunteering program Mission/Project is about to intervene, to take action, to work and to help at the realisation of the Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes.


Project denomination:  TYPE ECDH

TYPE ECDH is to contribute to the realisation of the Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes by working and doing several activities in construction, building, agriculture, permaculture and so one in the spot of the site.

Field: Education, Environmental protection, Permaculture, Social entrepreneurship etc.

MOBILISATION OF VOLUNTEERS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATIONAL WORK IN ECOVILLAGE CENTRE DES HOMMES.

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One features activities will be mushroom production

General context and The works volunteers have to do.

ECDH is ongoing collective participatory community project to build a training center, a learning and living center for human development and for cultural immersion to increase sustainable education, to decrease poverty, to work for food sovereignty, to promote culture-arts-handcraft, to help local population for making resilience and to support the population in sustainable living. To make it realise several steps need to be undertake which most of them have been already made such as the project design, the land owning and it's designing into different zones as in permaculture principle. The current step right now is the water management of the project land (where we are on process to lunch a crowdfunding campaign for it realisation), then will come the step of Ecolodge construction and finally the training moment. The Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes intends to offer opportunity in different section such as training section, volunteering section, food growing section, transformation section, creativity section and sustainable development goals demonstration section. The project ECDH fields of work are Ecology (environmental, permaculture, agriculture, soil, climat change, renewable energy etc.), Culture (Togo-African Arts, handcraft, danse, kitchen etc.) and Social enterprise business (Youth income, local market and economy etc.).

This project comes at the right time to call all those who would like to help, bring competencies, support technically or financially, to learn in life changing experience, to receive permaculture design course, to learn in organic vegetable production field and work in groups or individuals with their own will to have an enriching experience in the construction of the project Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes.

Mission of the Volunteer

General objective of the mission:

WORK FOR THE CREATION OF AN ECOLOGICAL VILLAGE BY BUILDING A LEARNING AND LIVING CENTER TO IMPROVE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOCAL POPULATION THROUGH EDUCATION AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

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Specific objective of the mission

Activities are determined by:
- The work on the spot of the site land. Sometime it requiert the work is hard and physical force are needed. The land work are to clean the different zones of the site land, cut bamboo, to do pruning, to prepare the compost place, to work on the land design etc.
- The offer of possible training in permaculture, regenerative, biologic and organic vegetable production, arts and culture etc.
- The work action together with the participation the local community where the ECDH is located.     

- Distribution of the work that should be done equally in teams of three people, two locals and one expatriate.

Missions / Activities

The volunteer activity or work contents for this project ECDH are: Workforce is needed for this project.

• Land and river’s cleaning
• Land design continuity in different zones  
• Water management, design continuity work
• Organic garden creation
• Work in agriculture fields and making nursery seedling 
• Building shelters with fortunes and ecological materials

• Divers (arts, culture, we organise for you, volunteer local ewe language teaching and there are always we offer sessions to visit nature outing as a mountain, waterfall and we offer possibility session to learn the theory and practice of permaculture principles etc.)

Strategies

To achieve this project we are calling for:
• The search for volunteers, expatriates in groups or individual who wish to have new experience in life and will receive training and they are going to support the project ECDH.
• Several group of twelve volunteers are needed. Group of scouts are recommended.
• The participation costs are for the realisation of the project also including accommodation and food.
• Purchases of all materials for the project land working and for the training. 
• Assistance of masters, professional in construction, training.
• Donations from volunteers to carry out activities.
• Research of fund to accompany the support of the volunteers in Ecovllage Centre Des Hommes activities realisation

Expected results

We would like to see the end of this learning experience of the volunteers in Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes volunteering program succeeded by the satisfaction of the volunteer in the program. The volunteer although they will bring competencies, help and support will received skill from different training for life change experience. A recognition certificate of participation will be granted for all the volunteers who participate. 

THE POSSIBILITIES OFFERED TO VOLUNTEERS

• Direct contact and rapid approach to the population
• Sharing of values in the work camps through cultural exchange
• A special excursion lead by Centre Des Hommes administration for the volunteers
• Discovered the new culture and traditions especially those of the EWES peoples.
• Discovered the cultures, languages, foods, folklore and traditions of local and international volunteers.
• Several leisure activities, walks, outings, hiking in the mountain, visiting waterfalls, parties, African Togolese cuisine, entertainment, African life are offered to volunteers.
• Fraternities in group life and the solidarity life of African  are learned through an initiation into the stage, by creating theatre, sketch for example.
• For expatriate volunteers an approach for the integration into the municipality, the local indigenous life and community.
• Knowledge of active participation in the Renovation project of CDH and the learning of intercultural relations

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 THE VOLUNTEERS IN ECOVILLAGE CENTRE DES HOMMES

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 ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS IN ECOVILLAGE CENTRE DES HOMMES

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 THE VOLUNTEERS IN ECOVILLAGE CENTRE DES HOMMES

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 THE VOLUNTEERS IN ECOVILLAGE CENTRE DES HOMMES

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 Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes volunteering program

participation fees

Each expatriate volunteer must pay a participation fee of 850 euro for the NGO Centre des Hommes. The 850 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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