What does it take to transform an existing traditional village or rural area into an ecovillage?
An Ecovillage is a human-scale, full-featured settlement, with multiple centers of initiative, in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development, and can be successfully continued into the indefinite future. (Robert Gilman)
Better World Cameroon helps the local stakeholders in the realization of sustainable development work for Bafut. Many of our activities can be seen as connected to this ambitious and complex goal of creating Bafut Ecovillage by 2020.
The basic matter of our programmes is made of ideas, a vision of healing biotopes and information for the most central mental shift. To realise peace villages, we have to know what peace is through reconnecting with our indigenous knowledge systems to learn the rules of trust solidarity and love.
Cocreation with Tamera in this area and mutual support will lead us to the rediscovery of community from our African perspective and enhance the ability of our youth to rewrite our history, our language and our tradition. The youth will be able to tell their own stories.
The programmes based on the spirit of Ndanifor are geared building a sense of solidarity and belonging to encourage youth to care of each other and to relearn our values and our culture. All the programme activities will use the concept of Living Biotope to bring healing to our traumatised youth and women.
For more detailed information, please visit the following link: BAFUT Ecovillage