Solidarity projects in the field of sport and education for the benefit of the most underprivileged in the Jura (France) and in Benin.

The Volodalen Association

The Volodalen Solidaire association was founded by a group of friends with a passion for running. We decided to share our passion by organizing 2 trails in the wilds of the Jura to help the most disadvantaged people in Benin (Africa). Profits from these 2 trails will be used to

  • Sponsor the schooling of 36 underprivileged children in Benin.
  • Support financially & on the ground the actions of the Beninese association Donatin (school & orphanage for the most destitute children in Tohouè, Benin).
  • Help other associations (VTT d’Orgelet, Restos du Coeur, HTap, etc.).

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Focus on our actions in Benin

Since 2007, our association has been based in Tohouè, a village in southeastern Benin. We work alongside the most disadvantaged to meet their needs in terms of education, basic necessities, culture and sport. Our main focus is on children. Discover all our actions in Benin.

Since 2018, we have been actively supporting the Beninese association Donatin, whose project is to build an orphanage and school in Tohouè, with the aim of providing a home, schooling and vital necessities for the most destitute children. Today, the orphanage is home to 55 orphaned or abandoned girls and the school to 712 children. The buildings on both sites are rented out, making the sustainability of the project very precarious and uncertain. The lack of space is also making itself felt.

We helped the Donatin association acquire land to build its own premises in 2022. Due to a lack of funds, work has only just begun, but the budget is far from complete. Click here to discover the Donatin project.

How can we help?

These projects are mainly financed by the goodwill of many volunteers who contribute financially or actively.

1. Sponsor a child’s schooling

You can sponsor the schooling of an underprivileged child, enabling him or her to attend a normal school. The sponsorship covers school fees, exceptional school expenses, examination fees and lunch at school.

Sponsoring a child

2. Make a free donation

You can also make a free donation. Free donations support the Volodalen Association in its actions in Benin.

Make a donation

3. Become a volunteer

Organizing the 2 trails requires quite a lot of human resources. If you’re interested in volunteering on one of the trails, please contact us. We’ll be delighted to get back to you with more information.

Contact us