Volunteering for CAEPA Cameroon

If you notice, I’ve been posting lots of article on CAEPA Cameroon lately. And why exactly ? Cameroon is in North West of Africa and why specifically that organization ?

So let me start from the beginning and tell you all about it. I am an online volunteer for CAEPA Cameroon. How did I become their volunteer when I’m in UK and they’re in Africa ? It’s easy all I did was registered myself as a United Nation online volunteer and I am able to search for volunteering opportunities across the world in various field. The volunteering tasks varies as well which is really interesting and you will get a certificate at the end of your volunteering period. It’s good because even if you’re unable to be physically present you are still able to provide support and help the organizations in your own way. In a way it also helps you build certain skills and you are free to learn at your own pace within the deadline given.

I applied to be a volunteer in charge of social media for CAEPA so that I can enhance my social media and IT skills. Considering how I had a working experience with social media and marketing, I thought I would put it to good use and help them in terms of social media. I will be assisting them for a duration of 10 months; 6 hours a week which is very flexible and it doesn’t even affect other commitments I have. One of the reason why I volunteered to be part of CAEPA is because they are a charity body with very good ideas and concepts that revolve around agriculture and community improvements. I must say that although they are not widely known like other NGOs, they are working very hard to provide for the community in Cameroon, particularly women and children. It makes me happy to know that people from all over the world are putting efforts to empower women and educate children regardless of their condition. This is what we call humanity. Helping those who needs it and providing them what is rightfully theirs. Knowing how amazing they are working to improve their community, I simply cannot resist to be part of it and help them too in a way that I am capable of. Their current project ‘Women 4 Climate Change’ is about fighting the global climate issue and at the same time empowering women in Cameroon by providing support in ‘operation 100 trees’ for 30 women. Agriculture is a significant industry especially with our growing global population today. Many of us have been focusing too much on technology developments and such but we tend to neglect the primary sectors that have great influence in our daily lives. So well done to CAEPA Cameroon for engaging with the primary sector and using that method to empower women ! They are also involved with other efforts; one I particularly respect is how they are providing a home for orphans in Cameroon and support them in any way they can to ensure these kids receive good education and are in good health.

So if you are interested in volunteering, you must check out CAEPA Cameroon’s international volunteer programme. They have all sorts of roles available and there is even a chance to experience working at a bee farm ! You can also show your support in their current project to empower women and fight climate change by donating to them. Do support them and get to know more about them through their official website.

This are the relevant links :
CAEPA Cameroon
CAEPA Cameroon Facebook page
United Nation Online Volunteer

If you have any questions about CAEPA or UN online volunteer just drop a comment and I’ll be happy to answer them 🙂

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Sustaining the world – start today

Many of you must have heard about the Global Sustainable Development Goals by now. It is basically a set of goals countries all over the world have adopted starting Sept 2015 to have a better tomorrow. International companies and various industries are slowly adapting and changing their work methods to comply with the 17 transformation goals. The aim is to achieve these 17 goals 15 years from now, hoping to have a sustainable and a well developed world. You can check out the list of goals here .

It is important for people to move towards a sustainable living & development considering how alarming the environment has changed through out these years. During my visit to Iceland, the locals informed us about the formation of glacier ice and how the melting process has speed up rapidly these past few years. Soon, there will be more empty lands and less glacier ice formation. And I can personally say that my home country is way warmer now than a few years back. Heat stroke isn’t really famous back then in my home country. It’s also true that up north the snow and ice melts faster nowadays compared to few years back . In fact, a research has been done about which natural disaster has the most impact on the world and its not surprising to know that flood has the highest percentage (source : world economic forum)

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These negative impact on the environment lead to a few transformation goals ( climate action, life above land and below water) we would like to achieve in the next 15 years.

Besides environment, the Sustainable Development Goals will also be focusing on education and literacy . Educated children is an assurance for a brighter future. Research has shown how education can change the cost of living based on past years data (source : world economic forum)

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If we continue providing access to education to all parts of the world, emphasizing the importance of learning, by 2030 we will have zero poverty and hunger, top qualitg education and an educated generation leading to a new developed era. As for now, not all countries have access to internet which is one of the most important tool for learning. Here’s a chart of internet usage in different countries (source: world economic forum)

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The internet serves many purpose and it contains many useful information for education and learning. Therefore, we should focus on building internet access to cover more areas and allow more people to use it for education reasons.

The 17 transformation goals are something organizations and individuals should be aware of and if neccessary, make changes so that we could achieve these goals soon. Failure to do so might cause deterioration to our nature , leading to more environmental and economic problems. Take a look at the Global risk report 2016 (source : world economic forum)

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You can google more about the sustainable development goals and spread the words about it so more people are aware of it ! Here are some of the things you can do yourself to help achieve these goals . Make sure you read the article as it is really interesting – learn what you can do from your couch ! Or your home . Get you family and friends involved and before you know it, it will spread to be the new trend .

Here’s to #globalgoals