Newsletters from Togo
Up until December 2014 our staff in Togo regularly put together a newsletter, sent to volunteers working in Togo at the time, those signed up to join a project in Togo, and to previous volunteers. The newsletters contain information about the country and our projects, stories written by volunteers, advice on what to expect when volunteering abroad in Togo, and much more. These destination newsletters are now replaced by a country blog, within www.mytripblog.org. If you're considering volunteer work abroad in Togo the newsletters and the blog are a great way to gain more information.
1,95MB Togo Newsletter - December 2014
Je vous dis d’ores et déjà que la meilleure destination pour vous cette année 2015 à travers Projects Abroad est le TOGO ! A l’aube du Nouvel An 2015, acceptez de tout coeur nos voeux les plus chaleureux pour une année exceptionnelle.
2,81MB Togo Newsletter - November 2014
These two bright Danish volunteers, Tatiana Hansen and Anna Olesen, were chosen as outstanding volunteers for their acts of kindness towards the children of Orphanage COR in Togo. These young ladies personalised the orphanage's playground with a slide, swing-chair, two play horses and a balance-swing, with money they raised.
2,65MB Togo Newsletter - October 2014
Quando ho deciso di partire per l'Africa, in particolare per il Togo, non sapevo bene a cosa andavo incontro, che cosa avrei visto, fatto o sentito. Alla televisione siamo abituati a vedere molte immagini di questo straordinario continente, ma solo se si monta sull' aereo per Lomé e si intraprende questa avventura, si puo' meramente capire quanto ti puo' dare senza chiedere niente in cambio.
2,66MB Togo Newsletter - September 2014
The Community Farming Projects is ideal for those interested in gaining an insight into agriculture and farming in a tropical environment by working on a small organic farm. No previous experience is requred,so you may join this project on a gap year, during a career break or holiday period.
2,25MB Togo Newsletter - August 2014
"I started work every day at around 8am and went to the newsroom where the articles or the day were discussed and I was told who I would be going on a 'reportage' with that day. At the reportage I would shadow the journalist and take notes."
2,19MB Togo Newsletter - July 2014
Si je dois en tirer une conclusion, je dirais que ce voyage est tout simplement une expérience inoubliable et pleine d'émotions qui m'a touché au plus profond de moi-même.
1,72MB Togo Newsletter - June 2014
Les Togolais se lient facilement d’amitié avec les visiteurs et les laissent participer à leur vie quotidienne. Le visiteur sait qu’il est toujours le bienvenu et peut se sentir à l’aise.
2,22MB Togo Newsletter - May 2014
Il existe au Togo environ 50 dialectes, mais le français est la langue officielle. Beaucoup de personnes parlent l’anglais et l’allemand. L’Ewé et le Kabyè sont cependant les deux principales langues nationales.
4,29MB Togo Newsletter - April 2014
J’ai décidé de venir apporter mon aide auprès des enfants en Afrique, puisque c’est un projet qui me tiens à coeur depuis un bon moment déjà alors me voici ici, au Togo, dans ce pays où des moments magiques, il y en a tous les jours.
2,77MB Togo Newsletter - March 2014
Having started my time in Togo as a volunteer myself, I appreciate well that working and living in this tiny slice of West Africa offers a plethora of unexpected challenges, cultural obscurities and daily misunderstandings.
3,53MB Togo Newsletter - February 2014
Et voilà… un mois s’est écoulé depuis mon départ de France. Il y a un mois, j’avais encore des doutes sur la destination, sur le Togo. En arrivant à Lomé, c’est avec surprise que je découvre la ville, les populations : on est très loin de la vie parisienne !
4,03MB Togo Newsletter - January 2014
Bonjour, je m'appelle Clémence Duchamp. J'ai 19 ans et je suis française. Je suis partie au Togo du 5 mai au 3 juillet 2013 avec Projects Abroad. J'ai effectué une mission en tant que bénévole à la crèche SIKAVI et à l'orphelinat CADOR.
4,68MB Togo Newsletter - December 2013
We encourage everyone to join us in making it interesting and exciting by sending in your own written articles and pictures of your experiences here with us. Your stories and pictures will help others to understand and learn about Togo. If you have anything you’d like to contribute, suggest or comment on, please contact email@example.com
4,50MB Togo Newsletter - November 2013
Children living in some orphanages eat their lunch and dinner; sadly it is often a unique meal which has to feed a large family. Their food often lacks sufficient nutriments. When our volunteers arrive in those orphanages, they try their best to provide good food in order to help the orphans to eat well.
4,14MB Togo Newsletter - October 2013
Tout enfant a droit à l’Education. C’est ce qui a motivé Projects Abroad Togo à travers ses volontaires à faire le tour du Togo en distribuant des kits scolaires aux enfants déshérités.
3,92MB Togo Newsletter - September 2013
On June 21st I stepped down from the airplane into West Africa's oppressive heat with no idea about what was in store for me for the next two months. As I staggered out of the airport under the weight of my backpack I realized for the first time that I was on the other side of the world, surrounded by a different culture. From that point on my time in Togo is a blur of wild experiences.
2,79MB Togo Newsletter - August 2013
Togo. I must say: what an experience. I first arrived in Togo at the beginning of June for my medical placement with Projects Abroad. It was nighttime, and I had no idea where I was direction wise. It was very hard to see the buildings surrounding the city and it was difficult to see the landscape as well.
2,83MB Togo Newsletter - July 2013
Last week, Rodrigue, the wonderful, enthusiastic, always ready with a smile, Rodrigue, asked me to write an article about my time here in Togo. I’ve been putting it off because writing this article means that my time here is almost finished, and it is with bittersweet sorrow that I leave this amazing place.
1,96MB Togo Newsletter - June 2013
Last year, if you asked me “Where’s Togo?”, I would think maybe you just had a weird accent and were at McDonald’s looking for where to pick up your food. Over the last month here (West Africa... between Benin and Ghana, by the way) I have discovered a small, beautiful country filled with beautiful people.
1,30MB Togo Newsletter - May 2013
Already on the airplane, before I had even landed in Togo, I was greeted by several friendly Togolese people who were curious about my stay in Togo. At the time I didn’t know that this was only the beginning of all the kindness and big smiles the Togolese people would show me.
1,70MB Togo Newsletter - April 2013
My name is Serra and I am in Togo for four months working on a variety of different medical projects. I received my university degree last year in Global Health, but I do not have any medical training. In the future, I plan to attend medical school to become a surgeon with the hopes of working in low-resource areas.
933KB Togo Newsletter - March 2013
Coming to Africa for the first time and intending to work in the medical field was both daunting and exciting. I had absolutely no idea what to expect...
1,21MB Togo Newsletter - February 2013
It is exciting to see the first reaction, when a child notices you. One reaction, which I luckily often meet, is that they run to you and give you a huge hug. This is very surprising the first time it happens, but it still feels amazing to get such a welcome. Immediately you know that it is going to be great to get to work every day.
441KB Togo Newsletter - January 2013
Pour beaucoup, la fin d’année, c’est Noël ou la Saint Sylvestre mais à y réfléchir et en s’intéressant au reste du monde, nous observons que les hommes selon leurs croyances religieuses, leur culture, ou encore selon le calendrier utilisé, disposent de différentes dates et célébrations marquant la fin de l’année. Noël est la fête religieuse chrétienne commémorant la naissance du Christ, fils de Dieu qui est fêtée le 25 décembre au Togo et presque partout dans le monde. C’est l’occasion de retrouvailles. Cette date varie selon les religions chrétiennes.