Volunteer in Togo with United Planet: 6 or 12 months


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

11 Arlington StreetBoston, MA 02116


About

Togo, or the Togolese Republic, is shaped like a long sliver between the countries of Benin and Ghana in West Africa. Twice the size of Maryland, Togo is tropical and sub-Saharan, and is highly dependent on agriculture for its economy. French is the national language here, although many other local languages, along with indigenous beliefs, are present. Togo gained independence from France as recently as 1960 and is transitioning to democratic rule. Volunteers are guaranteed to see acres of cocoa, cotton and coffee, which generate nearly 40% of the nation's export earnings. 65% of Togo's people lead agrarian lifestyles, dependent on the land for their livelihood, and they are made up of 21 ethnic groups. Traditional Togolese music, food and dance are musts for volunteers in this relaxed, beautiful setting.

United Planet is the US and Canadian partner of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Togo, you will be hosted by Campagne des Hommes (CdH), ICYE's partner organization here. Young volunteers started CdH in Togo as a way of learning from and contributing to this diverse people.

Possible volunteer projects include:
- Promoting reading and research by volunteering in a library in Kpalim?
- Supporting the main NGO office, responsible for coordinating and developing programs and activities
- Developing and implementing physical education activities and classes for students
- Assisting with early childhood development centers or kindergarten classes for under-privileged families
- Volunteering with physically and mentally disabled adults and children in local centers and schools

Please visit our website for more information about the projects!

Skills

  • Physical Education
  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Library Sciences

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 or 12 months
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen
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