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FAGAD 04 TOGO Nadoba,Koutammakou.UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE IN TOGO preservation 29/06/2018 19/07/2018

Promotion and protection of the element of the World Patrimony 

The visa

It is advisable obtain visas from the Togo consulate in respect of the country from which the volunteer is coming.  On the other hand, if the volunteer has a problem to obtain a visa prior to his departure, he will be able to obtain an entry visa covering a week on arrival at the airport which will be prolonged for the duration of the period of his stay in the country.  In this case budget an additional 10 000 F CFA ( equivalent to 15 Euros ).  You will need to indicate the probable length of your stay.  The issue of this visa can take two ( 2 ) days in Lomé: someone will be invited to bring your passport with the visa to the work camp.

Costs in respect of participation                   

The costs association with participation, reception and transport to the work camps amount to 230 Euros per volunteer and per work camp.  This amount is only apply to the volunteers sent by members of CCSVI ( Comité de Coordination du Service Volontaire International ).  Volunteers members of other organizations must respect the agreements linking them with FAGAD or pay an additional sum of 100 Euros.  In total, therefore, 330 Euros per work camp.

This sum, effectively costs, covers the costs of meals, and lodging on the site of the work camp.  It also allows us to provide a person at the airport responsible for the welcome there and help the arriving volunteer.  In additionit covers the costs of transport from the airport to the work camp site.  But please note that for the work camp sites situated in the north of the country ( TOGO )  it is necessary to increase this charge by 50 Euros to cover the increased distance.  FAGAD doesn’t take responsibility for the cost of the return to Lomé or to aeroport.

The amount also covers a night  (one ) before and after the work camp. 

The volunteers sleep at the site reserved for them by FAGAD.

The cost of participation also covers the administration costs of the NGO FAGAD as well as the purchase of certain equipment needed on the work site.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

On occasion, on certain projects it is possible that there is an absence of materiel or the acquisition is made at a late date.  In such situations, we invite each and everyone to show understanding and use the means put at their disposition.

 

The successful realization of certain projects also depends on obtaining funds, notably for the purchase of equipment.  FAGAD is also open to any proposition coming from who are interested in sending a contribution in this sense.

We invite volunteers who, during the course of their participation, have an idea for a project to fill in the document prepared for this by the NGO and available with the animator of their work camp.  This will re – orient the false volunteers who come to FAGAD in order to disabuse foreign volunteers to obtain equipment, sexual experiences and obtain the necessary finance for projects which, for the most part, will never be realized or will never be completed for the benefit of the relevant population.

1. Period : From 29 June to 19 July

2. Site : Nadoba,Koutammakou.UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE IN TOGO

Koutammakou, in the region of the Batammariba is 500 kms² and is composed of 4 cantons: Nadoba ( Kounadowou ), Koutougou, Warengo et Agbonté.  Nadouba is some 620 kms from Lomé, in the north of Togo.  The site was classified as a element in the World Patrimony of UNESCO in 2004.  Benin is 4 kms from Nadoba.

The Batammariba are farmers and hunters.  They live in houses of clay bricks in the foem of a little castle, Tata, based on a special form of architecture.

The language spoken by the Batammariba is called Ditammari which, by way of deformation, has become Tamberma.  The prinipal belief of the Batammariba is animism.  Fetishes, which they adore and are to be found at the entry to the Tatas, are in diverse forms.  In accordance with the form, they can represent simultaneously thior ancestors with whom they communicate; the major exploits of hunters; members of the family still alive; the different ceremonies.

Between the Batammariba living there is a very deep link with the dead.  Effectively each and every living person owes his life to the breath of a dead 

person who wants him to join him in the life hereafter.  We would say a sort of desire for reincarnation.  The rites of grief for the dead are associated with a return to  life and the secret names of the dead enclose a vital energy.

The traditioinal dances are very often associated with the ceremonies.

3. Theme :Promotion and protection of the element of the World Patrimony

This project targets the promotion and the preservation of the art and culture of the Batammariba in space and in time through the following elements; social – cultural, touristic, and artistic elements special to these people.  And allow the population to live well on the site with the projects based on durable development.

Work to be done :

concerts of music of Tamberma inspiration, theatre, literary competition n

tamari, games, sports, leisure activities );

Others :

Touristic sites to visit:

Undertake a walking excursion to discover Koutammakou ; visit the tatas and the fetish tree ; visit Benin ; visit the animal park of Sarakawa: