Better World Cameroon has over the years trained several young people on how to be self-sustainable and become entrepreneurs by being job creators and not job seekers using two of its core programs, the International Summer Youth Workcamp and the Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course. This year’s camp and EDE ran under themes “inspire pathways to the future” and “bridging the gap, shifting the paradigm”, respectively.
This year’s EDE was a partnership between Better World Cameroon , SymBiosyn and Lumbrick. SymBioSyn and Lumbrick are made up of students from different departments with diverse skills studying in Canada at the MCGill University. The main areas of focus were education for sustainable development, cross cultural research, innovation and systems design, building water tanks, sustainable resource management, developing green businesses and introducing bio-gas technology by developing bio-gas systems. The programs was filled with a lot of hands on sessions as most of the sessions demanded practical hands on and actually getting participants to participate by doing.
This year’s EDE and Summer camp were graced by the cookery and catering services of TeHA African Kitchen an initiative of Ms Tebi Honorine Azoh now an entrepreneur, who was part of Better World Cameroon a few years back and who participated in several of our summer youth camps and Ecovillage design courses. She has with the help of the experience she gained from Better World Cameroon and entrepreneurship training from our Workcamps and EDE’s developed a social business which aims at providing healthy delicious meals and excellent services to its customers and also helping young girls get inspiration and empowerment towards self-reliance through skill building and networking.