Focusing mainly on the development of rural areas, KELLAFRIQUE joined the global community to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. For this reason, the KELLAFRIQUE teams deported on August 02, 2019 to…
As a prelude to the International Day of Indigenous Peoples (IDP) held on August 09, 2019, the association KELLAFRIQUE engaged in the sustainable development of villages; Villages also including indigenous…
KELLAFRIQUE AND THE CELEBRATION OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
The World Environment Day, which is usually held on 5 June each year, has had a major specificity this year, namely that it was held in one of the largest polluting countries, but which is tackling this problem most closely with a view to finding a lasting solution.
Brief history of WED
In 1974, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) chose 5 June as World Environment Day in order to denounce the countless abuses afflicted on nature, specifically by humans. In concrete terms, it is therefore a question of undertaking initiatives and other actions likely to preserve the balance of the ecosystem and ensure a better and sustainable life for mankind on earth.
Africa and the 38th edition of WED
In Africa, each State celebrated WED according to its geographical or cultural specificities. For example, Kenya celebrated the day with parades of famous designers, paying tribute to the environment and calling for its preservation; symbolic “tree planting” ceremonies were also held to encourage people to become enthusiastic about reforestation; as well as bicycle rides were organized to raise awareness about vehicle pollution.
In Cameroon, similar activities were organized in addition to cultural performances and art exhibitions. In addition, many schools have contributed to this by organizing internal activities such as “green campuses”, “organic campuses”, or conferences led by teachers, experts in the field, on the related theme.
What about KELLAFRICA in all this?
KELLAFRICA and the 38th edition of WED
The 38th edition of WED took place in KELLAFRICA in two parts: the preliminary organization of a round table with experts in the field, and subsequently a visit-party exhibition at the IFC.
With regard to the round table in advance, it was held at the KELLAFRIQUE premises with Mr. Gilbert LEKANE, UN-Habitat consultant and head of climate issues, as the main expert. For a good two hours, the panelist talked to his audience about the origins of the day, its causes, consequences, socio-political issues… Discussions followed which focused on the degree of responsibility of each other and specifically of States, industries and households in the disintegration of the planet’s atmospheric state.
The subsequent visit to the French Institute of Cameroon took place in the afternoon to take part in a photo exhibition on the environment, carried out by IUCN, and also to attend the screening of a documentary film that highlighted the causes, shortcomings and challenges of the destruction of the environment and specifically the ozone layer.
At the end of this WED, resolutions were adopted by the Kellafrique association, which undertakes to use all its legal means to fight against air pollution in a specific way, environmental pollution in general. In addition, KELLAFRIQUE says yes to environmental protection and is committed to raising awareness among more people.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day organised by the KELLAFRIQUE association from 1 to 7 March 2019, Word, Excel and Entrepreneurial Culture tools were trained to support women in their daily activities.
Theme and training
On the theme: “think fairly, build intelligently, innovate for change”, KELLAFRIQUE has set up a training course in computer tools on the one hand and Entrepreneurial Culture on the other hand with the aim of enabling young women beneficiaries of this memorable day to acquire and integrate this knowledge into their various projects.
With 11 young women in total, KELLAFRIQUE was able to supervise them from Friday 1st to Thursday 7th, from 8am to 4pm thanks to the trainers in order to maintain them on (the use) the office tools Word, Excel and Entrepreneurial Culture located in its offices in Yaoundé at the place called Acacia.
First, it was a question of involving young women in the use of Word and Excel for 6 days so that they could put into practice the editorial and mathematical techniques according to the entities involved.
Then comes the last day so March 7, 2019 was devoted to Entrepreneurial Culture which aimed to define the different steps related to a successful creation of his company. For some of these steps, we mention, for example, market research to talk about knowledge of the space to target, the product we want to develop and the potential customers who can buy our product.
These different steps also start from the financial amount to be paid for the project as well as the future prospects to be adopted for improving the sale of various products in the long term. Afterwards, an evaluation should be carried out monthly and annually in order to study its market and product on an ongoing basis. This global objective is in line with the Entrepreneurial Culture.
Although in society we already observe female “bosses” in several establishments and structures, occupying positions of responsibility, it remains the same that they still keep in mind that men are the only ones who can identify the monetary satisfaction of daily needs. An interest that marks KELLAFRIQUE and engages her to interest the young woman in this “memorable day” with the objective: to contribute and participate in social and cultural integration. (Context)
Graduation ceremony, photography, interviews and separante
At the end of the training organized by the KELLAFRIQUE Association, the trainers gave diplomas at the end of the training to all the participants, around which multiple photos were taken to mark this International Women’s Day. Interviews in French and English also accompanied this moment when learners and leaders at KELLAFRIQUE presented their satisfaction and the importance of the training process.
To top it all off, a pleasant break between the members of KELLAFRIQUE, the external and internal trainers and the young women beneficiaries who together shared the cocktail that KELLAFRIQUE had prepared.
Diane NGO MINKA