Children
 Cameroon
Project #17662

Grow hope for 150 Cameroon schoolkids

by Cameroon Association of Active Youths
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Summary

Our demonstration gardens reduce reliance on chemical pesticides and fertilizers while increasing agricultural productivity and providing better nutrition. This project works with 5 primary schools in Cameroon schools to develop self-sufficient, climate-resilient, earth-friendly gardens to inspire the next generation of farmers. The produce, seeds, knowledge, and skills produced will help the whole community eat more nutritiously with less work for years to come.
$10,000.00
total goal
$3,618.00
remaining
58
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

More than half of Cameroon school children are deficient in multiple nutrients, including those necessary for effective learning. Most help on the family farm, where the long hours and hard work diminish the quality of life for parents and children alike and keep some of the children from receiving a full education. Overuse or misuse of pesticides degrades both human health and the environment. Many youth abandon agriculture for a life of unemployment in crime-ridden city slums.

Solution

The crops will grow crops with high nutritional value using modern, organic farming techniques, to harvest and eat at school and take some home to their families. Learning why each crop was selected and how it needs to be planted and nurtured becomes part of science and math classes. Developing recipes for them enhances research, writing and math skills. A Harvest Fair at the end of the year shares their knowledge with the community, offers a lesson in entrepreneurship, and generates income.

Long-Term Impact

Because the children learn how to bank seeds and the Harvest Fair generates income for tools and supplies, the gardens become self-sustaining after 3 years, providing an ongoing source of solid nutrition. Because the children share with their families seeds and techniques for more productive, less labor-intensive crops, the children will be less likely to be required to work on the family farm instead of going to school, and more likely to choose to stay and farm after graduation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​camaay.ngo/​
why small-scale farming is important
kids study changes in these variables year to year
we're changing the way kids think about farming
why the girls we teach are so important

Organization Information

Cameroon Association of Active Youths

Location: Bamenda, north-west region - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​camaay.ngo/​
Project Leader:
Patrick Chung
Bamenda, north-west region Cameroon
$6,382 raised of $10,000 goal
 
65 donations
$3,618 to go
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