Education, child helper and social work volunteer in west africa


The Exchange

Our NGO can be summarized in two words: “A better future”. We're a social and humanitarian organization based in Lomé, the capital of Togo. Our aim is to promote and further develop the country within the socio-economic, cultural and educational areas. Help us by: -studying with children, babysitting, cooking, and feeding, -helping the younger children to learn how to use the toilet, maintaining hygiene, -Assisting students with their homework.


What you offer

16 hours of help per week

Child Care: Help look after, educate and instruct children.

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.


What you get

5 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Intermediate English or Beginner French

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Volunteer in Education and help for children program is a very challenging and rewarding field that demands a lot of patience, care, love, understanding, open mind and a willing heart. A volunteer’s responsibilities depend to our organization and partners (orphanages, preschool and child care) needs. Tchewai children’s sponsorship program aim at the provision of education opportunities, access to health services, safe environment and nutrition to orphans and children from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Activities & Shift

In most cases volunteers work abroad in Togo involves participatory:
At the orphanage and in the preschool
- studying with children,
- babysitting, cooking and feeding,
- helping the younger children to learn how to use the toilet, maintaining hygiene,
- Assisting students with their homework.

On the child sponsorship program and in the Tchewai office

- Administrative management (identification of new cases, assembly of sponsorship files, search for sponsors and others ...) of the sponsorship program for disadvantaged and orphaned children of our organization.
- socio-educational monitoring (at school and at home) of sponsored children
- help children in the association's neighborhood to do their homework
- organization of extracurricular and creative arts workshops for children
- organization of extra-curricular activities and creative arts workshops with children


Rules

One of the most wonderful opportunities that working with the children can give you is the chance to share your love and skills with children. Many volunteers have deemed the work life changing. By offering attention and love to the children, you are making a real difference in their lives. Whether you have a background in childcare and education or simply enjoy sharing love, a smile can offer something meaningful to the life of the children deprived of love and care.
In addition, the dialogue and interaction with local staff provides an opportunity for you to share ideas and build morale. In some placements you will quickly pick up on the daily routine while in others you may need to be more creative in coming up with ideas.