ICYE-STEP / SOLIVIA LIBRARY PROJECT 2017
Participation : 4 semaines à 16 semaines. Frais supplémentaires : 350 € pour 4 semaines, 50 € pour chaque semaine additionnelle. Le projet est ouvert toute l’année, la date d’arrivée est libre.
- Code : TOG-10/2017
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : FRA / FRA
- Age : 18 - 99
The “Soliva Library” is a community library in Kpalimé with around 10.000 books. It aims to promote reading and transfer of knowledge. Main Activities SOLIVIA LIBRARY project aims to act as a center of documentation and research particularly for students, but also for the population of Kpalimé in general. Support to old and new members and help with the exchange of documents. Volunteer tasks The project offers several and varied activities to volunteer: – arranging the books that been used the day before, – hiring of manuals – Registration of new documents, – Book consulting on the spot (Watching) – Reception of new readers and establishing of new readers tickets – Exchange of manuals – Reception and registration of new readers – Assisting readers in the choice of the books – Book consulting on the spot and supervision of the readers
The volunteer will be living with a host family that will provide board and lodging.
Project “SOLIVA LIBRARY PROJECT” is located at Kpalimé about 0.5 Km of the head office of the partner organisation. Kpalime is the fourth city of Togo with a population about 100.000 inhabitants. It is located in north-west of Lome the capital city about 120 km. It is located in the outskirts of plateaux region and surrounded in the south with Kpadape hills, in the east with mount Agou (986 m) and in the north –west with mount kloto. Kpalime is one of the most beautiful cities of Togo with a nice landscape offered by Atakora range of mountains, waterfalls and mount Agou the highest point in Togo. The city gets reputation from its green cultural setting with cool climate and its many craftsmen and artists who work there. The temperature varies between 19°C and 32°C. Besides those natural advantages, poverty is not overlooked. It is a place where cash-crops such as coffee, cocoa are produced, but because of the fall of the world costs, the agricultural sector is degrading and many famers turn to craftsmen and traders. Kpalime City also keeps some architectural vestiges of German colonial period
The volunteer should be able to communicate in French, English, and German, have some notions on the computer tool, and should be motivated to work with children, be able to work independent and to bring Enthusiasm and motivation for the project. The volunteer should be able to adopt, initiate and innovate during their stay in the project. The volunteer should be mature and be ready to work. SHORT TERM PROGRAMMES – STePs (2 weeks to 3 months) &MID TERM PROGRAMMES- (4 to 5 months)
Campagne des Hommes (CdH) is a legally registered, non-profit organisation, founded by a group of young Togolese volunteers in 1994. Full fledged activities started in 1998. Its head office is in Kpalimé and consists of three full time staff. Its activities are mainly carried out in Kpalimé and surroundings, and in the town of Aktapamé.
Besides its local development activities, i.e. micro credit and saving bank for people of scarce resources, CdH offers long and short-term voluntary service placements in a crèche for young children, schools for deaf and blind people, education for mentally challenged youth, and an out-of-school project.