STAESA is constructing school blocks, libraries, providing water in the form of hand dug wells, and building shelters to house street children and orphans in Togo. Volunteers help in construction of these hand-dug wells, libraries, school blocks and shelters in the villages to house the orphans, street kids, abused and neglect children in the communities, and to bring smiles on their faces.
Our focus this year is to provide shelter for the orphans and the street children who are victims of abuse of different forms. Provide school block in one of the villages outside Lome to eliminate learning under trees and give portable drinking water. Water is becoming a very big program in Lome and its surrounding villages. Most of the people living in these villages have to travel long distances to get water. The waters in these communities are full of dead animals and so dirty that most of us would not even put our feet in them.
The people in Togo really need clean and portable water. Together with donors and volunteers, we touch lives, transform the communities and make a great impact in the lives of the disadvantaged communities in Togo. Come with us and let us do this.
Volunteers work, live with the people in the communities and get total immersed in their culture. The program provides an opportunity for the donors and the volunteers to see the empirical evidence of the reward of their donations. The project location is very safe, the communities are very welcoming and the people are very kind and lovely to work with. The program also includes food - for - all programs, where STAESA give food to the poor in the communities.
There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us in Togo. Contact us for these benefits.
Please note: you will first been taking through an observation period – kind of showing you how to go about the program before you will be allowed to handle the program on your own. The program is very safe, very educative and full of fun! You will not like to go back home after the program. you will never be alone on the program. From start to finish we are with you 24/7.
All our programs in Togo include free weekend sightseeing
(City tours) and French lessons.
you don't want to miss this opportunity. Meet the wonderful
people of Togo!
Our next construction project is outside the capital Lome. Dont miss this! Classroom block including children's play ground, hand dug-well and shelter for orphans are needed here. Lets do it again!
Other Information and locations!
As a volunteer, get ready to give back to the communities and gain more experience while immersing yourself into the unique culture of the people of Togo. Get ready for an amazing busy program where you will be working full time on construction project. The communities are poor in terms of development. There are great need in these communities.
The location of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with locals under the supervision of well experienced project manager officer in charge.
You can also choose any of these programs to work with during your free days or hours. Helping in the orphanage, Helping on the farm, Helping in painting work in the hospital, Helping in the schools, Helping at the pre-schools, Helping in coaching football, basketball, volley ball or long tennis. This is really a life changing experience. Speak to us. We are ready to help you and to make it happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.
This is a very busy program which also gives you an opportunity to learn more and add to what you already know.
Lome - Near Ghana ( The English speaking country) and the ocean
Kpalime - Near the amazing waterfalls and range of mountains. Very beautiful landscape. Its green year round.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are completely free time for all our volunteers to travel round the country.
Your schedules include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
(1) Molding block
(2) Mixing concrete
(3) Laying blocks
(5) Dug trenches for the building foundation
(6) Assist in the hand dug well and directing other builders
(7) Supervise other employees on site
(8) Assist in buying and transporting building materials to site
(9) Project management
(10) Renovation work on existing buildings fixing
Concreting the floor
Fixing broken furniture in the classrooms
Painting , art works on the wall, landscaping and assisting in beautifying the community.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks minimum and 1y maximum Any requirements? No previous experience
Working hours? Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work By public transport or motor bike
Cost of transportation(return) Less than one dollar
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required. You can also obtain visa upon arrival. Contact us for more information.
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Tourist visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations or medications? Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in Togo
No worries!! It is said that Togo is not safe due to an increase in violent crime, social unrest and politically motivated demonstrations. That is why we are here for you in Togo to protect and give you maximum security and safety. We take the safety and security of all our volunteers very seriously and make sure our volunteers are safe from the first day they arrive till the last day they get into the plane back home. You are perfectly safe in Togo volunteering with us alone or in a group. There are lots of fun here!
But to be honest, Just like in Ghana, the most annoying issue will be all the unwanted attention that you will receive as a single young, white female or male traveler. A lot of this attention will be preferential, with people being extra kind or extra helpful. But you will also receive countless marriage proposals daily. Never be rude and just accept it as the playful offer that it is intended to be. If you are not married, you can avoid a lot of this by telling unwanted suitors about your " husband" and the "three children" you have with him.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Just like the people of Ghana, general people are extremely friendly in Togo as well and you will be humbled by their hospitality. But, there is real poverty in Togo and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Togo
The climate of Togo is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet and the dry seasons. North of Togo experiences its rainy season from March to November while South Togo experiences its rainy season from April to mid-November. The tropical climate of Togo is relatively mild for its latitude. The harmattan, a dry desert wind, blows in north-east Togo from December to March, lowering the humidity and causing hot days and cool nights in northern part of Togo
When to go
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to Togo
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days. Socks and underwear: Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.