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Description:

The volunteer project will support a community library in Kpalime. This long-term project will be used to support the local and young population in their search for information, documentation, intellectual and cultural knowledge.

The volunteers will work together with local teachers in order to create activities which will encourage the population to read and will teach them how to make researches on various subjects. Various activities can be organized in this regard: an introduction to the library; entertainment and scientific activities; awareness campaigns in schools to excite students and teachers about regularly using libraries; organizing games for children; organizing a reading contest with prizes; organizing cultural events (theater, storytelling, African night followed by dance ....)

Duration of the project: 1 - 12 months. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the beginning of the month (from 1st to 5th of the month) because of the training week session for each project.

Accommodation: The volunteers will live with a host family which is an opportunity to learn about the local community, culture and language. Volunteers are expected to be sensitive to the local culture and make an effort to integrate into the community. So the most important qualities we are looking for are enthusiasm, flexibility and willingness to experience something completely new.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Togo at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-togo

For programs in other countries check out: http://cadip.org


Qualifications:

19 and over years of age - motivated to work for a charity project, tolerant, open-minded and cooperative person with adventurous spirit.
No specific skills or experience required.
After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.


Training:

Volunteers will be trained and will work as librarians in the library or will come in support of local librarians. The volunteers will have to manage the library, the maintenance of books and ensure smooth return of books loaned.


Benefits:

A volunteer experience may give you ideas or a push in deciding your professional aspirations - one of the most important and difficult decisions one should make in life. It can make stronger your motivation or give you additional inspiration in what you are studying or working. And most important, by being a volunteer you gain the hands-on experience you will hardly get at lectures or at the office desk. In a workcamp you can have such an involving and inspiring time!
After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.




Duration: Ongoing
Faculty: All Faculties Arts Augustana Business Campus Saint-Jean Education Library and Information Studies
Location: Outside Canada

Contact:

Name: Program coordinator
Phone: 780-638-2500
Email: cadip@cadip.org

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