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Drapeau de GhanaGhana: Tree Planting workcamp
Date: du 2017-06-10 à 2017-06-30
Code de projet: GH--First camp
Type de projet: Projet de construction,Projet environnemental,Travail manuel
Frais de participation au projet: 350 EUR
Descriptions :

About the local hosting organization

Empowering people, communities and businesses through the creation of the right platform and bridging the gap between the demand and supply of knowledge, finance, skills and networks.  OSDA is committed to conducting these activities in a manner that ensures long‐term sustainability for the benefit of  all stakeholders it serves. For OSDA, sustainability is a continuous journey and requires a multi‐disciplinary approach.

About the volunteer work

OSDA Tree Planting Project


The OSDA Tree Planting Project is an afforestation and reforestation joint project between OSDA and The Forestry Commission of Ghana. This project activity contributes to climate change mitigation by capturing the atmospheric carbon and locking it into the living and dead biomass in the ecosystem.

This project welcomes both local and international volunteers. During the camp, volunteers will experience planting different types of trees along the rural roads to minimize necessary roadside maintenance, supporting trail construction and tourism, helping small communities attract visitors off major highways by making their community more attractive. Finally, the tree planting would slow, absorb water that runs off the highway, resulting in reduced soil erosion, flood control and cleaner water supplies.

As an integral part of the project, orientation, workshops and drumming and dancing lessons shall be organized. We also organise tours to a lot of tourist sites within the area namely: Wli waterfall, the tallest waterfall in West Africa, measuring about 143 metres from the upper fall to the plunge pool below it. Aflabo waterfall, Mt. Afadzato, Tagbo falls at Liati-Wote, Tizo waterfall at Liati-Soba, sacred and rare species of Mona Monkeys at Tafi-Atome, Stalactite and Stalagmite caves at Logba-Tota, Akpom Waterfalls at Logba-Tota,  Aflabo Waterfalls at Leklebi-Agbesia,  Snake village at Liati-Soba, Cave and tunnel at Goviefe-Todzi, e “Kente” village at Tafi-Abuife and many more. 
At the close of the workcamp, the volunteers also make time to visit other sites such Cape Coast Slave Castle, beaches (they're numerous beaches in Ghana), national parks etc. at their own cost. 

Work schedule is designed for the entire project duration.  The following is the schedule:

The workcamp is always composed of both local and foreign volunteers: 
Daily Plan which runs through the week
Roll Call                    – 7:20am
Breakfast                   - 7:30 am 
Start of activities      - 8:30 am,
lunch break     -          12.30 Noon 
work resume         -   1:30 pm
work close       at 4:30 Pm 
evening meal at 5:30 pm
6:30 pm Evening activities:  One local and one foreign volunteers are chosen write the log book (recording all activities with that day)  
7:30- This is an entertainment time when local drumming groups are invited to entertain the volunteers and sometimes teach the volunteers drumming and dancing.
On some occasions, volunteers meet at the local bars to socialize with the local community folks and on other occasions hang out with new friends from the communities.   
Weekend- There are excursions to various close by attractions every Saturday since Ghana has a lot of tourist attractions. 

Sundays are reserved for resting.  

Local accommodation

 All the volunteers shall be hosted in house with shared rooms 

Special info about the food

Traditional Ghanaian meals will be prepared for volunteers at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase from the bars. Please inform us of any dietary requirements.Meals are provided 3 times a day including weekends 

About the project location

The Afadzato District Assembly, with Ve- Golokuati as its capital, is one of the 46 administrative districts created in 2012. The District capital is Ve-Golokuati about 58 Kilometers away from Ho, the Regional capital and 200km from Accra, the National Capital. The District was carved out of Hohoe Municipality as a result of the creation of more districts and raising some Districts to Municipal status. It was established under Legislative Instrument 2079.


The population of Afadzato South District is projected to about 79,683 based on 2010 Population and Housing Census. About 39,115 are males constituting 49.1% while females count 40,568 which represent 50.9% of the total population.


The economic activities of the Afadzato South District are predominantly agriculture, which provides employment to over 70% of the inhabitants. The major food crops are cassava, maize, rice and yam and Commercial crops are cocoa, coffee, cotton, sugar-cane, citrus fruits and pineapple. 


The district is one of the most endowed region in Ghana in tourist sites. The people are hospitable, our cuisine is unique and the climate superb. The District has several sites of historical and Some of such sites are; The highest peak in Ghana Mt. “Afadza” (Afadjato) located at Liati-Wote, Tagbo falls at Liati-Wote,  Tizo waterfall at Liati-Soba, sacred and rare species of Mona Monkeys at Tafi-Atome, Stalactite and Stalagmite caves at Logba-Tota, Akpom Waterfalls at Logba-Tota,  Aflabo Waterfalls at Leklebi-Agbesia,  Snake village at Liati-Soba, Cave and tunnel at Goviefe-Todzi, e “Kente” village at Tafi-Abuife and many more. 


About the leisure activities possible

We mostly organise tours to a lot of tourist sites within the area namely: Wli waterfall , the tallest waterfall in West Africa, measuring about 143 metres from the upper fall to the plunge pool below it. Aflabo waterfall, Mt. “Afadza” (Afadjato),  Tagbo falls at Liati-Wote,  Tizo waterfall at Liati-Soba, sacred and rare species of Mona Monkeys at Tafi-Atome, Stalactite and Stalagmite caves at Logba-Tota, Akpom Waterfalls at Logba-Tota,  Aflabo Waterfalls at Leklebi-Agbesia,  Snake village at Liati-Soba, Cave and tunnel at Goviefe-Todzi, e “Kente” village at Tafi-Abuife and many more. 


The volunteers also make time to visit other sites such Cape Coast Slave Castle, beaches(there numerous beaches in Ghana), national parks etc. 

Requirements


Suggested items to bring:

1. Long boots for working

2. Work clothes:  shirt and top / thick trousers

3. Rain Jacket

4. Thick gloves.

5. Walking shoes

6. Backpack

7. Flashlight

8. Sleeping mat

9. Camera

10. Water bottle

11. sunglasses

12. Notebook and pen

13. Mosquito Nets (Ghana be bought here in Ghana)

14. Smart phones (local simcards shall be provided for internet where there is not Wi-Fi) 


Extra info about the project

Fees: The participation fee is 350 euro: 300 euro : includes organisation of the camp, T-shirts accommodation and bills, administration cost, food, send-off ceremony, pick up and drop off. 50 euro donation towards the project.

(Note: Vous êtes logé(e) par notre partenaire local pendant le projet. Au cas où vous arrivez avant le debut du projet, vous pourrez réserver une chambre ici.)



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