AKAY ESSEBOE, TOGO
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Due to global warming, the Sahel desert is expanding and Togo is affected by an increasingly severe drought. In addition, much wood is being cut for kitchen use, among other things. For these reasons, the organisation Akay Esseboe wants to combat desertification by reforesting. The tree nursery sells saplings and is still under development. The intention is to help expand the business plan and look for fundings to make the organisation more profitable. Sensibilisation on the concept of global warming will be an important part as well. Sensibilisation is done in two ways: by organising presentation/information events in villages, both for adults and children. This will be mainly in an interactive way. In addition, forest classes will be organised in the site of Akay Esseboe for schools in the future. It is planned to help with the content and organisation of these forest classes.
Expanding the tree nursery school and the education about climate change and its effects. Improve the sales of saplings with a business plan.
PREPARATION PHASE: OCTOBER – JUNE
IMPLEMENTATION PHASE: 6-8 WEEKS IN JULY AND AUGUST
Where: TOGO, ATAKPAME
Applications Deadline: 12th of October 2023
About the project partner
Akay Esseboe is an organisation that was founded because of the effects of climate change. As well as the drought problems, they are also concerned about the rapid deforestation due to overexploitation. Deforestation could be very bad for the current ecosystem, the health of the population and their food supply. Out of these concerns the idea for ‘the school of life, the ecology and sustainable development’ was created.
More information on their website: https://www.akay-esseboe.be/copy-of-home
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for 4/5 excellent and highly motivated students, with knowledge of english and preferably french. Cultural flexibility and respect for other cultures are a must. Students of all academic backgrounds are allowed to apply. However, for this project we are especially looking for students with backgrounds or special interest in:
If this sounds like the challenge you need in your life, not only to make the world just a little better but also to gain an incredible amount of experience in the process, do not hesitate to apply.
To apply, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Project student 2023-2024’ with your CV and a short motivational letter attached.