VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Reforestation & environmental education in Togo

The Canadian non-profit, CADIP, is looking for volunteers to help with reforestation and environmental education in Togo, Africa.

Apégamé is a town in Togo located along the Kpalimé-Lomé road and about 17 km from Kpalimé. It has a population of 4000 inhabitants.

It is remarkable because of its unique geographical features. The population is mainly farmers who offer a very warm welcome. The place is also remarkable because of its cultural diversity and variety of tropical fruits found there.

The objective of this volunteer project is to contribute to the nature restoration in the area. It consists of planting trees and organizing environmental awareness activities to teach local farmers about the dangers of uncontrolled bush fires and deforestation. The volunteers will organize social and environmental education activities for young people in order to ensure sustainability of the project.

The specific tasks of the volunteers include clearing a piece of land which will be reforested, planting trees and flowers and watering them. The group will also organise social and awareness activities with students in the village some afternoons.

Project dates: July 20 – August 9, 2015

Leisure time: The volunteers can take part in walks and meetings with the local people. The people in the village are very friendly and hospitable. You can plan parties and trips to visit the surrounding villages and enjoy the beautiful mountains and waterfalls of the region.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in a community house.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euros. The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

See CADIP listing of Togo volunteer openings.

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