Specific Objectives: Produce agricultural and handmade visual arts products, make transformation of agricultural products, promote social entrepreneurship, promote volunteering and promote sustainable development goals education by offering training, giving sensitisation etc.
The means of realisation the specific objective of the ECDH project:
∗ Promoting sustainable living throughout education, sensitisation, training, conference etc.
∗ Creating wealth to fight against poverty, migration, hunger and unemployment by offering opportunities in social entrepreneurship and promoting village industry.
∗ Making known the ECDH center to the public in the four corners of the world by promoting volunteering and welcoming volunteers on spot to stay, to live, to learn and after to share the knowledge in their respective community.
The perspective actions to do for facilitating the ECDH project realisation are: After the water management then will follow the building of residences, ecolodge (up-cycle and green building) study hall or room etc.
Then after the steps to do to make the project ECDH viable then different human activities of which the most important is training on the ECDH ground moment.
Then the place is used as a demonstration center that we can put up some structure there-conference hall, classrooms, accommodation facilitation, kitchen, dining hall, factory hall and also a demonstration site (outdoor demonstrations places for different activities). Then people can learn and stay there. We are planning to start hosting and accommodate 10 students for a month, they would be in batches and after that they will receive a training in permaculture how to grow food without chemical fertilisers etc.; how to create and do business to generate income themselves by receiving skills in agricultural, food product transformation, natural cosmetic fabrication, visual arts produced in cultural field etc. The idea is the students should transfer their skills into their communities. Our experience trainers who are involved in our program are ready to share their knowledge and lead the field activities.
The main reason to create the ECDH is to help the most vulnerable population in villages in Togo – reducing poverty by increasing the knowledge of sustainable development by teaching local people and schoolchildren the principles and possibilities how to be self employed, how to protect environment, how to make compost, how to up-cycle plastic, waste management, getting the benefits out from medicinal plants , to grow them and transforming them into oil and powder etc because during the time we have consistently noticed and observed that more and more such problems like lack of knowledge, lack of awareness of sustainable development goals continue to increase among people specially in villages and rural areas in Togo. Taking this into account the NGO Centre Des Hommes decided to create an educational centre where to demonstrate and teach the objectives and achievement of sustainable development to provide solution to the problems described above. Being an NGO that aims to work for the development of the population, also taking into account that the NGO CDH team members have received several special trainings and participated in several relevant courses like EDE – Ecovillage Design Education, community transformation training and others and NGO members have knowledge of sustainable development goals, NGO CDH is entitled to proceed to create this learning and living centre.
The first step of the project was project idea and design. Next step was buying the land where to carry out the project. These phases of the project have been completed, land design ongoing. Also the land has been cultivated and will be more and more in the future to grow different agricultural products (banana trees, plantain trees, turmeric, cassava, pineapples etc) and medicinal plants (noni, moringa, cinnamon etc) to be used for selling, transforming into food supplement etc. The cultivation of the land and organic garden is one part of the learning center’s activity. Good irrigation system in place is needed for successful land cultivation and agriculture. The water management is also essential to prevent any damages to the constructions, the plantation, crop caused by heavy rains; accidents caused for example by falling stones due to the floods etc.
The next/current step (project) of the project is water management to facilitate the project’s implementation:
1.1. Construction of swales
1.2. Construction of the ponds
Controlling and managing the rainwater falls by constructing the swales to direct the rainwater to the ponds taking into account that the land is located on the slope of a mountain. This is relevant during rainy season.
2.1. cleaning the river sides and implement the canopy bridge
2.2. Purchasing and installation the water pumping system and plumbing equipment 2.3. Construction of the water towers
2.4. Purchasing and installation of water tanks
Collecting/pumping the water from the river to the tanks supported by the water towers located in the land area. This is relevant during dry season. The future perspective projects to do for facilitating the ECDH project establishment are: After the water management then will follow the building of residences, ecolodge (up cycle and green building) study hall or room etc.. Then training on the ECDH ground moment.
We invite you to encourage the project ECDH to Donate a few small coins per week or even monthly to make the project ECDH water management steps and others steps happen because of you. Indeed the project will be completely realised in the future days that are coming. Thanks for you in advance with a huge gratitude for your support of the realisation of the ECDH project. Our reward is that you are welcome with us free of charge for your stay in Togo.
We call you to send us the tools, equipment and materials even from second hand that you no longer need and can be used to add value to production (machines and others), also to help the poor women farmers, local vulnerable households, farmers, local school children etc.
See the list of tools, materials and equipment that you can send (Contact) to the Centre Des Hommes address (Contacts) by clicking on the document below. please to (Contact) us for any information regarding tools, materials and equipment put as objet in contact form.
It is a necessity for CDH to invite you to join its projects, mainly ECDH project to provide financial support, technical support, your skills, your competency, your expertise, the transfer of knowledge against the issues that the world are facing (namely the poverty, migration, climate change, hunger and the suffering of the peoples of the south etc.) by being either in Volunteering to be voluntary for the project or by making donation (Contact) to help vulnerable local households, peasants, the poor women farmers, hungry school children.
The place has panoramic views surrounded with green nature all year around and is easily accessible. The land borders with the river which forms a part of the project land. A beautiful waterfall is located 200 meters away. Hiking trails are nearby as well.
Information about the project land design through permaculture principle into different zones.
The is design into different zone and still the design is ongoing where we have a zone of Ecolodge (Green and up-cycling) Educational space zone (training , conference wall, workshop space and wall etc.), residency space zone (accommodation facilitation, Kitchen, dormitory, bathrooms etc), Welcoming, store and road access space zone, yoga space zone, adventure place space zone, waterfall creation space and setting space zone, food forest zone, intensive ally crops and livestock space zone, demonstration zone (honey, mushroom, fish production), village industry zone (product manufacturing or product transformation zone). All these zones are alternate by pathways, public space, resident's space, guest space, food production space, food process space, handmade visual arts space, demonstration space, camping space and smoking space.
The Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes expectation is to host and hold training through education, to do conference, to grow agricultural (Food, plants, trees) product and to transform them on spot (transformation of agricultural products), to do or create handmade (Visual arts) production, to implement demonstration place (about how to grow organic food, how to produce honey, how to produce fish, how to produce mushroom), to use renewable energy for heating and for electricity power, to implement adventure place etc.
From the moment the vision of the realisation of the steps namely, the water management over the land then the construction of the eco-housing are finished the Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes is entitled to proceed the following training to the population interested to learn new way of resilience, new way to be self autonomous, new way to generate his own income and to improve the care of the earth.
ECDH Practice in demonstration, transformation, creation, employment and village industry for production of its products.