Some communities leaving in mining sites in the Adamawa region of Cameroon to gain from a sensitization project sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - of the Australian Government
The Centre for Communication and Sustainable Development for All (CECOSDA Cameroon) in partnership with the Australian Alumni, recipient of the Small Grant Scheme from DFAT, Mr TONANG ZEBAZE ARNAUD, works hand in gloves to ensure the well-being of the communities of the Adamawa mining sites through a project focusing on Communication for Development (C4D). A project sponsored by Australian Aid.
The project which is in its implementation stage is being carried out in villages areas where local populations carry out informal mining of alluvial gold deposits exploited using traditional and informal methods. This activity usually called “panning” in these communities is one of the most important economic sources of income, despite the fact that it is not organised. Carried out by young and the old, it prevents most 6 000 young Cameroonians in these regions from continuing with their education while about 80% do not even find it necessary to go to school and attain a certain level of education.
This project, whose main objective is to "Rehabilitate the Environment and Promote Education in the Mining villages for a Sustainable Development" , is a highly awaited opportunity to curb the behaviour of the individuals in this locality towards youth education and ecological sustainability.
Photo 1: Young children working and drink dirty Water in a mining site Photo 2: Manual digging of holes
Please click here to see The educative talk planning to sensitize mine diggers in the Adamaoua region