Support for Youth Social Business and Entrepreneurship "DOWUDU 2018"
Description: Although the Togolese government implemented support programs to promote youth entrepreneurships, many local firms still struggle being not profitable nor sustainable. Bing aware of that situation the NGO ASTOVOT initiates this summer this project. It consists of consulting ten local micro-enterprises. After having observed and analyzed the organizational structure and the work of the young people carrying these ventures and, the project will try to offer solutions and new approaches to the experiences difficulties. This workcamp is a platform to share experiences in youth entrepreneurships.
Type of Work: Aims of the workcamp: The aim of this project is to contribute to the promotion of the youth micro-projects by giving them the tools they need to effectively manage their enterprises.
Work to do: - Identification of ten (10) micro-enterprises carried by young people in the municipality of Kpalimé that are struggling; - Carry out an organizational diagnosis in the selected enterprises; - Reproduce the results of the achieved diagnosis; Organize the workshops of exchange and presentation of the management tools; Promote cultural exchanges between the participants and volunteers;
Accommodation: The housing conditions are generally rudimental. The volunteers will be accommodated together in a single house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). They will reside near the project site. Volunteers will sleep on mats made out of plastics or straw. But they can buy or bring along small airbeds or little floor-mats, and a mosquito net... In addition to the project activities, the volunteers can organize rides, meetings with local communities, parties and excursions in the surrounding villages. NB: Internet access and Electricity are limited according to areas of the project.
Language: The languages of the workcamp are English and French.
Approximate Location: Located 12 km from the city of Kpalimé and near the border Togo-Ghana; Yéviépé is a little village with a very green landscape, water courses and approximately 3000 inhabitants. The population is predominantly rural and agricultural. The activities are based on the production of cassava, corn, rice, yams... and also breeding. The local people are very welcoming. Every year in august, this village is having a party which brings together the natives of the village.
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