Green Care Assocation

Green Care Association(GCA) is a Cameroon-based non-governmental organization that, since its inception in 1998, has targeted the promotion of proper environmental management and sustainable agriculture in the region surrounding its base of operations in Shisong. GCA's focus is in proper environmental management through the nursing of indigenous tree species and fruits trees for out planting to protect water catchment sources and in degraded community forest sites. As well as demonstration sites for bee farming and non-conventional livestock farming of quails, cane rats and snails. As part of its mission to promote public understanding of environmental management and sustainable agriculture,...
May 5, 2014

Bridge construction for remote farmers

Green Care Assist Remote community construct Bridge

Green Care Staff together with American Peace Corps Volunteer Katherine McNeil Offered three working days alongside some farmers to construct a bridge over River Ngweih some 30km away from Shisong village. It’s thanks to equipment (Synthetic Robes) donated by another American return Peace Corps Volunteer McRyan. The villagers had prepared the work by making available hundreds of dry Bamboo which we used for the construction. Construction work was possible thanks to the lowest level of the stream, considering that it was still transition from Dry to Wet season.

The bridge is going to save many Bee farmers, some palm wine Tappers and Sherpherds. It was with extreme joy that those who were around saw Green Care realize the bridge for them. Mr Martin Ngalim who was actively present during the construction exclaimed with joy “ I can’t believe my eyes seeing another improved bridge over this stream. I did not believe Green Care was serious when they told me about the possibility of assisting in the realization of the bridge.”

Many more farmers had surrendered the possibility of repairing the bridge due to lack of equipment and effective coordination. Upon completion Mr Devine, a young farmer from Kumbo spontaneously assisted all day long when he saw Green Care team at the construction site. He was very happy upon completion of the bridge as he said, these are projects that I like very much for my community. Thanks to Global Giving Funds part of which was used to sponsor the Donkey that helped to carry our belongings and the cost of feeding during the stay at the farm.

Mar 21, 2014

Training Facility partly realized

Green Care Association Steps up efforts to realize training facility.

Recently, Green Care Association( GCA) continued her efforts of realizing a training facility by erecting walls of their office building and roofing, a project started back in 2012. The structure which have provision for a conference, library, honey processing , secretariat and toilet rooms has been realized thanks to enormous sacrifice from GCA Staff, local and foreign volunteers and part of GlobalGiving funds. The main reason for the structure is to free GCA from having to hire halls for trainings, and paying of exorbitant house rents for the office every month, more to that its being increased every year. Also the building that is presently housing GCA is too small considering that the organization is going in strength and activities. Even though is going to take some time to complete the project, the works done so far is encouraging . Reasons why GCA has received Congratulatory messages from many friends some of whom offered free days labour during construction either to help transport mud blocks to site and plank. Dozens of villagers, some as far as from Kingomen and Mbuluf donated drinks as their support during work. Other appreciation keep coming from GCA network organizations like CENDEP, CAMGEW and Rural Transformation Centre ( RTC) We are very proud and appreciative of the support we have received so far from GlobalGiving friends. It has been our main source of motivation. One of Green Care’s senior staff Balon Donatus (Mr Danger) happily declared “with this office we can now do great things”.

Thank you.

Dec 16, 2013

Work resumes at Shisong Water Project

After a long recess of six months the inhabitants of Shisong turn out in great numbers to continue work on their water project. This happen after an executive meeting . Almost every male in the neighborhood turn out for the work with their Pig axes , spades and Machetes. These tools made it possible for work to advanced faster. The lead volunteers were clearing the grass while others were digging trenches

Some of the community dwellers who were not able to part of the work supplied foodstuff and palmwine. Unlike in other places where  workers have coffee break  we had palm wine break . Palm wine is a natural drink that gives lots of energy. So it was common place to see workers  serious at one end and others with cups at the other end.

A distance of two kilometers was covered in two days. ‘Mr Vitalis Ban was so happy and upon addressing the crowd reiterated that they shall stop at nothing until they distributed to the various quarters.’

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