CADEF OPERATES AS FOLLOWS:
Promoting environmental conservation education in schools, and local communities in Cameroon, Climate change, Fight against marine plastic littering and solid waste in our environment, advocate and encourages forest conservation measures through forest education, Agro forestry in local communities in the South West region of Cameroon to save and protect the forest for sustainable development
The organization has wide experience working in this sector. Over the years CADEF implemented thousands of household toilets in rural villages, educated people on both infrastructural and personal hygiene and succeeded preventing open defecation.
Community wells installed and renovated creating safe drinking water provision and made people aware on safe water handling including collection, transportation, preservation and use. Initiatives were taken to sensitize people on water, sanitation and hygiene through wide community level campaigns and demonstration etc.
CADEF implemented school sanitation programme in number of schools both in Urban and rural areas. This programme includes construction of school sanitary block with toilet, urinal, hand washing and drinking water stations with multiple tap, running water facility and incinerator (for adolescent girl students) emphasizing hygiene education and maintenance of the asset created. Maintenance committees (WASH) is formed with teacher and student’s representatives responsible for looking after cleanliness and maintenance of the sanitation block on regular basis.
The organization work in partnership with local health centers and the ministry of health in creating awareness through sensitization campaigns in rural communities on basic healthcare, family planning, sex education, HIV/AID prevention, Malaria, immunization, vaccination and sanitation.
We also support and encourage safe, nutritious and affordable food options by Carryout research on the available food resources in the community to inform future planning, Work with the department of livelihood and women empowerment to encourage the cultivation of healthy crops, Educate the community on safe and nutritious food options.
CADEF Provides basic education and Vocational Education opportunities to youths, Children and adolescents especially school dropouts of local communities to fight against poverty and unemployment. We provide educational material and monetary support to underprivileged families and schools in the form of scholarships, books, computers and uniforms to encourage them to get proper education.
Initiating, organizing and implementing human rights programs and workshops that promote and protect the rights of those living in rural areas, heightening their sense of civic responsibility and enhancing community leadership, fight against GBV, Fighting for the rights of children and women including people with disability, train youth on peace-building, human rights promotion and protection, youth civic engagement and good governance.
As part of our objective to promote food security , fight hunger, malnutrition and poverty, Hundreds of women Self Help Groups have been formed primarily for growing saving habits and internal lending to initiate petty business venture for income. They have village level group clusters made of Youths, women and men were encouraged for vegetable garden, raring chicks and hen(poultry farming) through improved method in their homestead land and the products are used for both consumption and selling purposes. The farmers were trained and assisted for modern agriculture method of farming, which is high yielding and cost effective. As per the organization’s experiences in poultry Farming, large scale methods were found to be highly beneficial to the people improving their family status with supplementary income.
We organizing volunteer and work placement programs where local and international individuals and groups join hands and skills with the local population to foster developmental activities. We also have intense, immersive program for students, interns and young professionals looking to gain international development experience and training.
The program commonly acts as a catalyst for building a career in development, strengthening applications for graduate programs, or cultivating relationships with international communities and organizations.
The organization with its own expertise implementing programs in different sectors successfully and apart from direct programme implementation, the organization builds partnerships and advocates with Government and a wide range of international NGOs and donors to tackle poverty and help ensure people can create new opportunities for themselves.