Discovery of Burkina Faso...
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This stay is aimed for teenagers aspiring to uncommon experiences, wishing to invest in a common project. The group consists of 12 youth accompanied by two counselors.
The Gandéfabou Camp, in a sandy landscape, allows us a very quick immersion in culture Peuhl and Touareg. Sharing the lives of these former nomads, the pace of tap water, flocks who are in the transhumance, colorful markets, plunges us into a different world from ours.Activities
In addition to the discovery of sumptuous landscapes and traditional Touareg lifestyle, a multitude of activities
around the different camps of the association will be proposed.
The journey begins with a visit of the granite sculpture site of Laongo, a village 32 km northeast of Ouagadougou
in the Oubritenga province. Sculpture in Burkina Faso is a tradition, but also an openness to the international world art.
For twenty years, dozens of artists from all backgrounds come there to sculpt the granite stones offered by this natural site,
which means leaving hear the messages and symbols.
During the stay, accommodation is made in hotels in Ouagadougou, Ziniaré and Kaya. The rooms are clean and equipped with bathrooms.
In Gorom-Gorom and Oursi, accommodation is in traditional huts. They are equipped with shower box.
Accommodation is Gandefabou is in Peuhl tents built by women and distributed in the camps.
In terms of health, the camp is equipped with hardy toilets (called the hole) that are very clean.
Space is specially designed for the shower, it is equipped with a water and evacuation, but the shower
itself is done with a seal, which is filled before splash yourself.
No particular difficulty for this trip.Characteristics of Adolescents Stays
Specific activities are offered to youg people including meetings with their peers, with college or high school in Gorom-Gorom, around a football match, or with children of Primary School in Gandéfabou. These meetings are an opportunity for exchange and sharing. It's time for young to offer these children a day of entertainment (music and singing, circus arts, theater, ... prepared during the stay). Meetings with local population is also a part of the agenda, particularly in the oasis of Menegou. Youth have to help in installation tasks: preparing the meals, Wood Research, ... During the evening around the campfire the inhabitants of the oasis just tell stories and legends, accompanied by music. Youth may also participate this "barter" of culture by producing songs, juggling, music, ...Coaching
The group is made up of 12 young people. The stay is coached by its director and a counselor, providing first aid certificate (AFPS). We prefer for supervision of our holidays, animators professional diplomas (BEATEP) rather than certificates of competency (BAFA-BAFD). An Introduction to Development and International Solidarity Education will be organized by the counselors, using games, with young people of the host community, promoting the exchange, sharing and reflection on sustainable development.Characteristics of Adult Stays
The adult stay is defined for 12 days. The groups consist of 6 persons. Family trips are also organized. A guide accompanies the group throughout the stay.
These dates can be modified of one or two days for flight reasons.Fares
Fares for year 2011 will be online from November 2010.
This price does not include: