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Jan-March 2012 newsletter
Ethical Social Enterprise presentation (PPT)

Organisational Summary Leaflet

 

Registered Address
BP 30801 Yaounde, CAMEROON
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Contact Details
name: Joshua Konkankoh
email:
foundation@betterworld-cameroon.com and betterworld200@yahoo.co.uk
tel: +23722310782 and +23777891580

I am Joshua Konkankoh, Business & Partnership Director of Better World Cameroon. I am a social Better World Cameroonentrepreneur and brain behind the Ndanifor Permaculture Eco Village in Yaounde & Cameroons "Together for a Better World" International Summer WorkCamp.

Mission
To weed out the root causes of poverty and environmental degradation by supplying most vulnerable groups with non-formal education and appropriate technologies, leading to secure livelihoods, entrepreneurship, intercultural exchange, and biodiversity conservation.


VisionHealthy and vibrant communities where children, youth, and women are educated and empowered for holistic well being and sustainable development.

Main Objectives
To protect the environment and its natural resources.

• To promote sustainable living.

• To promote education for sustainable development.

• To promote youth volunteerism and entrepreneurship.

• To preserve indigenous knowledge.

• To promote Earth Charter and attainment of the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Activities
From the 1st to the 21st August 2011, Better World Cameroon (BWC), in collaboration with NICE (Japanese NGO) and Better World CameroonSolidarités Jeunesse (French NGO) will organize an International Summer Work camp in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The objective of this work camp was to regenerate the Ndanifor Community Garden in Biyem Assi, build an Eco-Village and create a Permaculture demonstration site and Land learning Center.

A Mini Work Camp was held in February 2011 to prepare for launching the summer work camp. All participants worked together to carry out the following activities:
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in slum area in Yaoundé
- Cleaning up the river course
- Planting a variety of native trees and species in order to meet up with our ‘Operation 10,000 trees' program to reverse Environmental Degradation and mitigate Global Climate Change
- Field trips - Sports
- Building of flood defenses
- Arts and culture exhibition
At the end of the 3 weeks work camp, participants acquired skills and knowledge of basic Permaculture and spirit of volunteerism and were able to give back to their communities and assist children in need.

Links
web:
www.openworldcafe.com/profiles/blogs/open-world-cafe-cameroon and www.betterworld-cameroon.com and www.nayd.org/bwc.htm
facebook: www.facebook.com/joshua.konkankoh
linkedIn: www.linkedin.com/3026821