SIRDEP’s Natural Resource Component Talks about World Environment Day and Promoting Environmental Stewardship amongst Cameroonian Youth

“Children do not have the opportunity to get the concept of the environment…we thought it wise, if we go down to these children and we start bringing them up, telling them about the environment, letting them understand issues about the environment.  We are thinking that it’s going to help them because they are going to grow with aspects of the environment…they are going to grow, being conscious, being aware of certain environmental issues that are surrounding them.” 

-Eric Fru Zama, Natural Resources Component Head

On June 4, Natural Resource Component head, Eric Zama, was featured on Foundation Radio’s Youth Drive (station 100.00).  The show provides a platform for discussing various issues surrounding youth in the North West region of Cameroon.

The topic of the day was Youths for a Green Cameroon, in which Zama discussed a number of issues focusing on environmental issues, World Environment Day (June 5), SIRDEP’s past efforts in these areas, and SIRDEP’s vision for the future.  In particular, SIRDEP was happy to share its experiences in the following areas:

  1. Why children are the focus of SIRDEP’s environmental education efforts 
  2. A brief history of World Environment Day and its impact on environmental advocacy
  3. SIRDEP’s history of creating environmental clubs within primary schools
  4. The positive impact of SIRDEP’s efforts on the children
  5. How SIRDEP incorporates environmental sustainability with farming techniques (agro-forestry)
  6.  SIRDEP’s exploration of alternative energy options in promoting environmental sustainability

Want to hear the entire show?  Simply click on the following link!

Youth Drive- Promoting a culture of environmental stewardship

 -the SIRDEP communications team

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About SIRDEP
The Society for Initiatives in Rural Development and Environmental Protection (SIRDEP) is non-governmental, not-for-profit making organization in Cameroon head quartered in Bamenda. SIRDEP has a multi-disciplinary team of experienced agronomists, agro-economists, livestock technicians, rural engineers, and natural resource management experts who work together to foster positive, sustainable development. SIRDEP was founded in 1992 and is one of the oldest indigenous NGOs in the North West Region of Cameroon.

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