Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Buea

by Social Development International
School garden ready fro planting
School garden ready fro planting

Dear Donors and Supporters,

We are transferring the activities of this project to Children Education Support for a Year in Cameroon. This will enable us focus more on thematic areas and thus make greater impact in our community; as human resource will judiciously use for the good of all.

From your donations, we: • Distribute Plastic water cans to three schools 3 x 3 800 FCFA = 11400 (US$ 25) • Plastic Buckets to three schools 3 x 1700 FCFA = 5 100FCFA (US$10.85) • Transport to local University Volunteers to 6 farmers groups over four months 25 500 FCFA (US$54.8) • Stipend to Local Volunteer support - Silas 8 000 FCFA (US$ 17) • Seeds and organic compost to schools and farmers groups 9 900FCFA (US$ 27) • Printing and Photocopy of manuals 5 750 FCFA (US$12.3)

We look forward to your continued support.

School garden ready for seeds
School garden ready for seeds
Group picture
Group picture

Our Vegetable Grdens and Improved Nutrition project in Primary Schools and Farmers group in rural Buea received a boaster with a one week capacity building by WWF in Kumba, South West Region, Cameroon.

We were schooled on Mananging agricuture and environmental projects with little support for greater impacts.The training was later passed on to Social Development International office and field staff on the effective and efficient use of resources for greaater impacts.

The trainings emphase on Socio-economic analysis of agriculture/enviroment communities, Strategic planning, Office Administartion,  Financial management etc.

The training thus will enhance our agriculture and environmantal capacities to effectively and efficiently run agriculture and conservation projects in the South West Region.

Our schools garden are now ready to start the rainy seasons activities, farms are now cleared to kick start planting corn, beans, okra,tomatoes and potatoes etc.

Join us in promoting food security, nutritional health and conservation of our communities.

SODEIT CEO In Kumba with WWF
SODEIT CEO In Kumba with WWF

Friends and Donors,

Pauline Schroeder. a German took over from our Last Volunteer Sara E, Feldman from USA  on our agriculture and environmental Activities for 8 weeks:

Pauline  did research about agricultural and environmental topics,  prepared handouts with information from school gardens, climate change, environmental impact and organic farming. So that the next volunteer can directly jump in  the field working  with farmers and school pupils.

She prepared lessons and  taught one lesson a week in each of the three Government primary schools in Bonduma/Bokoko and Government Primary school in Tole for class 5.

In the first lessons, she  taught how to make a vegetable garden“, then lessons about climate change, climate zones and the 4 seasons in Germa and the two seasons in Cameroon.

Organic farming and environmental impact end up the classes.


Thank you pauline and partners

Okra from demonstration plot
Okra from demonstration plot

Dear Friends and Partners,

Silas,  our Local  Volunteer for vegetable gardens did a tremendous job over the long vacation; when the University of Buea, department of Agriculture students and Primary school pupils where on long vacation for three months.

Silas,  maintain the Demonstration plot,  the Bonduma and Bokoko school gardens with the head teachers, and we able to get bountiful harvest.

We have started new gardens at  the demonstration plot, bokoko and Bonduma primary schools. We are waiting for the new International Volunteer from Germany and the Agriculture Department Students, come October 10, 2013.

Five new farmers group from maumu and Bolifamba communities have joined our project. Pictures attached are  Okra harvested from demonstration plot and new school garden at bonduma.

We can not do all these without your support.

With warm regards,

School Garden
School Garden
UB Agriculture students after meeting with Sara
UB Agriculture students after meeting with Sara

Dear Friends, Donors and Supporters

Our project commenced when Sara .E. Feldman arrived Cameroon from the USA,  03 January 2013. Sara worked with us for 5 months, teaching agriculture and environmental sustainability in 2 primary schools in Bonduma, Bokoko villages and worked with 6 farmers groups in Tole village, great Soppo, Small soppo villages, Buea.

Doctor Ernest Molua and Acha from the department of agriculture, agricultural economics and businesses at the University of Buea were able to make time from their busy schedule to deliver training sessions with farmers groups on agricultural entrepreneurship and agronomy respectively.

We are able to effectively recruit more than 15 agriculture students from the university of Buea to continue the work of Sara. These students were recruited by Sara before her departure to USA June 03, 2013.

We look forward to your continued support.


Thank you


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Social Development International

Location: Buea, South West Region - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​
Social Development International
Project Leader:
Suliaman Turay
Founder and CEO
Buea, South West Region Cameroon

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