With the creation of the TWAM concept were born three essential words which are the nouns "twamer" and " twamhost" and the verb "to twam".
what is a twamer? A twamer is a traveller or somebody travelling with the desire to share knowledge, skills, or experience with others.
what is a twamhost? A twamhost is any institution like schools, hospitals. grassroot organization, etc. wishing to receive travellers and provide them an audience.
So "to twam" is about the meeting experience between a twamer and a twamhost in order to share knowledge, skills, or experience together. This meeting could be of several types as lecture, conference, teaching, training, game party, etc.
So now you know what you should do the next you travel : you should try to twam somewhere.
II- ABOUT THIS PROGRAM ACTIVITIES :
This program is intended to encourage the development of Travel With A Mission activities in Togo. Among Travel With A Mission activities are : seeking for Twamers and Twamhosts, organizing meetings and events. So are the activities of the present program. :
The volunteer will be involved in the following activities. It is a real challenge on the field and at office. Simply join us Today !
Level 1 - Finding new twamhosts : with other volunteers and our team you will go from local institutions and grassroots to local institutions and grassroots like local schools, foreigners schools, grassroot associations, etc. to present to their teachers or their heads the benefits they could obtain by joining our platform.
Level 2 - Finding new twamers : with other volunteers and our team you will go from tourist places to tourist places like hotels, restaurants, beaches, museums, cultural centers, etc to meet travellers and advocate for the Twaming cause.
Level 3 - Help the twamers and twamhosts who join us to have a meeting experience.
Level 4 - Organizing an event : with other volunteers and our team, plan and organize an event involving the twamers and twamhosts we found in order to make the twamers-twamhosts meeting experiences possible after this volunteer program.
NOTE: To complete all the levels, thus the level 4 which asks for more time and work, that means you subscribe to the full time program that is twelve (12) weeks. The achievement of the different levels depends on your capacity to lead your part of work and your capacity to work with others.
III- FREE-TIME ACTIVITIES
Of course aside free-time activities are planned like hicking, camping, sports, swimming, African crafts and folks. Evening relaxation would be a particular moment to let away the stress of the working day and to build friendship, a privileged moment to discuss with others about what matters to you ... and for those who would like it : a Yoga class for beginners (it is only about introducing the yoga and practicing some positions for beginners), an Ewe class (local language study) and shoping at the local traditional market.
It is up to you now to join us and help to build a better world to live in for all ! Indeed our acitivities enhance global education, crosscultural understanding, leadership among volunteers and local communities and arising of vocations.
Share the word with us, invite your friends ! Hope to see you soon in Togo for a nice program across a West-African country!
IV- FEES DETAILS
A standard minimum stay of two (2) weeks costs 775.00 USD wich means per week 387.50 USD.
The cost mentioned above take in account all the following elements.You could choose to lower some of them (Please, see options bellow).
Element 1 - Individual room for 112.50 USD per week.
Element 2 - Food at pension (all three meals including mineral drinking water, beverage, fruits) for 142.50 USD.
Element 3 - Program Management (transportation, communication kits, trips and free-time activities) for 132.50 USD per week.
V- AVAILABLE FEES OPTIONS :
The following Options are available to lower the fees. You could choose to apply some of them.
Option 1 - Shared room with one bed for 55.00 USD per week per volunteer (applicable only from two volunteers).
Option 2 - Shared room with two or three beds for 82.00 USD per week per volunteer (applicable only from two volunteers).
Option 3 - Local food at the pension for 95.00 per week.
GROUP OF FIVE TO SIX VOLUNTEERS :
Option 4 - shared room (shared bed) for 25.00 USD per week per volunteer.
This program is based on travels and trips, thus transportation is important to handle its success.
Option 5 - It is possible to discover Togo by bird's-eye view that is by an airplane tour.
VI- REQUIREMENTS :
This volunteer program is tagged with Tourism, Travel, Trip, Hotel, Advocacy, Communication, Meeting and Event organizing, Crosscultural experience and understanding, Global education. If you are interested in one or more of those tags or if it deals with your studies, profession or experience, feel free to join us today !