ECO CAMP AFRICAN WAY
The Eco Camp African Way is open to anyone who wants to improve their communities and themselves through hands-on regenerative education, focused on the principles of Permaculture, reflections on transforming youth exchange, appropriate technology in landscape regeneration and community love.
This is a unique example of a South North Partnership and activity agreement co-created based on the heritage of partner Better World Cameroon (BWC) who has been organizing international work camps and useful holiday programs since 2011.
The International Summer Work Camp is program that was designed by BWC with the aim of bringing together youth from different parts of the world to promote solidarity and foster knowledge and cultural exchange. The International Summer Work Camp is an annual event and has amongst its components issues related to organic agriculture, environmental awareness, capacity building, knowledge exchange, innovation and creativity.
Under this program, BWC has successfully organized eight summer work camps over the years, with the participation of over one hundred youth from Cameroon and other countries like Japan, France, Germany, Brazil, USA and Canada. This is an occasion for youth from around the world to share, learn, and cultivate peace and tolerance at a global level.
African Way is committed to carrying out its camps based on the experience of the international “Together for a better world” work camps that have taken place in the past.
1st Eco Camp African Way
African Way is officially launching its 1st Eco Camp in Montemor-o-Novo Portugal, to promote young people and women capacity building circular economy and environmental regeneration.
Our mission is to institute an annual work camp and volunteer program in partnership with alternative community initiatives and permaculture projects in Europe.
Our aim is to bring people from various backgrounds to work side-by-side with their African counterparts while sharing sustainable development perspectives and fostering cultural understanding. We intend to bring together young people and women, mainly from Montemor-o-Novo and Portugal at large, including participants from other countries in the European Union. Our activities are designed using permaculture principles the african way and adaptive governance which facilitate cultural exchange, environmental stewardship and peace building.
For the period of this event, participants get a rich understanding of deep ecology /global environmental issues, and at the same time discover real life in a community setting. They equally take part in a number of activities that allow them to co-create alongside other participants, augment their knowledge about environmental and sustainable development issues; during which new ideas related to cross-culture education and social innovation are generated. Practical workshops presenting alternative sustainable means of livelihood such as composting, High value Agriculture Products HVAP, soil building, tree planting, rocket stove building which will bring together participants and local community are equally carried out. This is a moment for the participants to rethink and fine-tune the pathways they want to walk in life.