Recycling workshop in Togo

Share the lives of these artisans who can change waste into useful objects.

Location : Kpele-Adeta

Dates : All year round

Duration : 1 week

Tariff : 350,00 €

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Detailed programme:

A different way of discovering Togo and its people!
As an introduction to this country, we have created several original workshops with local artisans.
Togo is a small country in West Africa. Its charm comes from the great diversity in its landscape despite a relatively small surface area, and the great care given by the Togolese people in preserving their environment and in assuring that guests are well received. Everywhere from the North to the South you will hear: «Soyez les bienvenus» («You are welcome here».)

The stays are organized by a local NGO, FAGAD « Frères Agriculteurs et Artisans pour le Développement » (Brother Farmers and Artisans for Development), which was created in 1990 and is specialized in the organization of volunteer projects. The courses are led by artisan teachers who live in the high plateau region of South West Togo. On average, the courses last 5 days, 3 hours a day.

Ecologists and world citizens will be interested in this workshop that teaches the different steps for transforming old cans into art objects and toys. A museum bringing together the various objects is currently being developed. You will also learn how to make sandals from used tires!

Place: Kpele-Adeta and Gati.
Kpele-Adéta, a town of 15,000 people and situated at the crossroads of Kpalime-Atakpame, Notse-Danyi. This is also where the headquarters of FAGAD are located.
This region is especially attractive to « Eco-tourists » as it provides hiking with great diversity in flora and fauna. One can discover beautiful forests, a veritable botanical paradise, waterfalls that cool the very warm climate, fields of coffee, cocoa and palms, etc.

Gati is a village of 5000 inhabitants located 40 km from Lome and 15 km from Tsevie when coming from Tabligbo. Tsevie is the largest town in the surrounding region. Agriculture is the the major activity and is practiced by 95% of the population. It has three primary schools and one secondary school and an open market takes place every Tuesday. This village is culturally and traditionally rich.

Dates: All year round

Duration: The workshop lasts 5 days – accommodation during 7 nights

Accommodation: You will be lodged with full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at the homes of local inhabitants.
Homes are built in the traditional architectural style with toilet facilities constructed outside of the home for hygienic reasons (bucket showers). You will be provided with your own private room. You must bring a mosquito net. (Nets can also be purchased locally at a very low cost.)
The families housing our guests have experience receiving young foreigners coming to Togo to participate in volunteer projects.

Cost: 350 €
Includes:
- 15 course hours with an artisan teacher (3 hours per day from Monday to Friday)
- Welcome at Lome's airport (if necessary)
- Transfer to the family where you will be staying
- Transfer to the artisan teacher the first day
- Lodging with full board for 7 days
- Assistance for the duration of your stay via our local partner
- Membership fees for the association

Good to know:

Visit our partner’s website:FAGAD .

During your stay in Togo also enjoy pottery and weaving workshops and batik workshop .