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TAFU in Africa
TAFU is proud to announce that we have taken an active role in promoting Africa in all its beauty and diversity. TAFU has two active representatives from two African Countries;
Cameroon (Thierry-Techa Njougue Souchio) and South Africa (Tabisa Funani).
Currently we are running three projects in Cameroon.
The first project is the clean-up of a small village named Sakdje in the North of Cameroon, located around the Benoua National Park. TAFU’s representative for Cameroon organised a clean-up as part of TAFU’s monthly clean-up as a way of honouring the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla and the birthday of Sir David Attenborough. The clean-up was executed by TAFU’s environmental club of the Lycée Bilingue De Sakdjé North Cameroon around the school area.
The second project, being executed by TAFU’s representative and the school, involves constructing relaxation benches from plastic bottles collected around the village. These bottles have been collected from around the village and the surrounding area during clean-ups, they have then been filled with sand and transformed into benches around the school and parks.
With the project now complete in Sakdje, we plan to continue this project in schools in Garoua, the North region of Cameroon, and with time we hope to extend this across Cameroon and other countries too. This is not only a great way to make amazing benches in parks, but is also a great way to clean local environments and beat plastic pollution in a rewarding way.
TAFU’s Environmental Conservation Club Cameroon
We are also excited to announce a conservation education program aimed at raising awareness on pertinent environmental topics such as pollution, deforestation, the Bush meat crisis, climate change, biodiversity, ecosystems, and endangered species, among many others. Our club members will be actively involved in educating their classmates in school and the wider community.
So far the group is composed of 41 members and children participating in many different project. In recognition of the urgency of addressing pollution, in Government Bilingual High School Sakdje – Garoua. Daguidam Julienne, an ardent club member, delivered a captivating talk on the many aspects of pollution. The session covered the different types of pollution, their causes, the consequences they pose, and most importantly, the ways in which we can combat this and the day-to-day changes we can make to be personally responsible for pollution and nature as a whole.
However, the club’s activities extend far beyond educational sessions and learning, but also applying. The club members actively carryout tree planting events, recycling of waste material, and clean-ups as part of TAFU’s monthly clean-ups. By taking tangible steps towards restoring the environment, the club’s members exemplify how both small and big actions can add up to work towards huge goals.
TAFU believes education is key to promoting a sustainable future with emphasis on our personal responsibility and role in building such a future.
Join us as we work towards a healthier and more sustainable environment for present and future generations.
TAFU is committed to helping to clean up the country and engage youngsters in various projects and activities. Let’s celebrate the beauty of the African continent by actively engaging in nature conservation and promoting a sense personal responsibility.
A few fun facts:
Cameroon is home to a conglomerate of cultures, environments, and ethnicities.
Cameroon is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also part of La Francophonie, a former German protectorate and the first Europeans to land in Cameroon were Portuguese! Not only that, but the list continues; Cameroon is often known as “Africa in miniature” because of its geographical, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity. The country has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa, but its economic progress has been set back by corruption and decades of authoritarian rule. Cameroon is home to one of the ten wettest places in the world, as well as some of the most fertile lands in the world. Incredibly geologically interesting; two of the world’s three exploding lakes. Cameroon is also home to the world’s largest frog, the Goliath Frog, which can weigh up to 3.3kg! And so much more!