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Seeds Of Change (SOC) is an umbrella association to more than fifty community Base Organizations in Cameroon. created in 2008 to focus on providing:

-HIV/AIDS Awareness to youth.

-Providing a Soup Kitchen programs to homeless people in poor communities.

-An after School Computer classes for youth.

-community soccer programs for youth.

-Teaching Programs for International Volunteers.

-Agricultural programs to youths.

-Fighting against Early and Forceful Marriages to girls under the age of 15

-Fighting against Female Genital Mutilation in Manyu Division

-Promoting Gender Equality

-Working with Volunteers who are willing to make a difference in Cameroon

Last but not the least,providing outreach assistance on education, agriculture and health to learners and peasant farmers in poor communities .

In recent years voluntary work, has become increasingly popular with our Organization. Voluntary work in Cameroon is definitely for you if.

You’ve always dreamed about making a contribution to this great continent
Your heart rate rises when watching a documentary on Africa
It makes you extremely happy when fantasizing on staying in Africa which allows you to work with orphans,Students ,women,or assist in the preservation of nature and wildlife.

Seeds Of Change (SOC) is an umbrella association to more than fifty community Base Organizations in Cameroon. created in 2008 to focus on providing: -HIV/AIDS Awareness to youth. -Providing a Soup Kitchen programs to homeless people in poor communities.

Seeds of Change | McGill University

Help McGill SymBioSyn students apply their sustainability projects and research in Bafut, Cameroon, with the partnership of the Global Ecovillage Network.

1. Provide field study and internship opportunities for McGill students to apply their research and projects in a real-world, sustainable, and international context.
2. Foster a mentality of experiential learning, sustainability and innovative collaboration among McGill students through life-changing, professional field experience.
3. Offer students the opportunity to work hand in hand with indigenous communities, uniting to fight climate change using Ecovillage community methods.

McGill SymBioSyn is a coalition of McGill students collaborating with indigenous communities to create student research projects in Ecovillages, the world’s pioneering hubs of sustainability. Ecovillages are socially, culturally, economically and ecologically sustainable communities that are consciously designed through local participatory processes and ecological practices.

SymBioSyn provides students the opportunity to foster a mentality of deep community sustainability, coupled with practical problem-solving outcomes. The students initiate innovative projects meant to contribute to the design and development of the Ecovillage, as well as attract international visibility.

This year’s program plans to oversee 8 multidisciplinary projects in the Bafut Ecovillage in Cameroon. Among them, we will:

  • enable our civil engineer to design a water tank to store potable water for the Ecovillage, and realize this design with the rest of the McGill SymBioSyn team;
  • enable our bio-resource engineer to build a Biogas Anaerobic Digestion system to produce green energy while recycling organic waste;
  • pilot a social entrepreneurship initiative from the Desautels Faculty of Management to create and distribute maize waste briquettes as sustainable cooking fuel; and
  • allow McGill students to tackle the political governance aspect of Ecovillages and how it may benefit or hinder indigenous communities in Canada.

Contributions will go towards subsidizing accommodations for participating students and will allow them to purchase the necessary materials for these projects. Additionally, some funds will go towards workshops on leadership, systems-thinking and sustainability living. Detailed below is a division of funds amongst the major projects:

Project Cost ($) Description

Concrete Water Tank 3 500 Building concrete water tank for local Bafut residents
Biogas Research 1 000 Creating electricity from methane gas in waste
Leadership Workshops 500 Conducting workshops on leadership and sustainability
Sustainable Briquette Business 1 000 Building prototype that creates charcoal made of maize waste using solar power

Living expenses 700 Partial funding of living expenses in Cameroon
Trial briquettes 200 Creating 100 trial briquettes for different stove shapes
Administrative fees 100 Administrative fees for visas and other paperwork

Help us make McGill the pioneer university to champion partnerships with Ecovillages, as we address climate change through real-world problem solving and collaborative action!

Video of Seeds of Change campaign video: Sustainable Student Projects in Cameroon Ecovillage Help McGill SymBioSyn students apply their sustainability projects and research in Bafut, Cameroon, with the partnership of the Global Ecovillage Network. 1. Provide field study and internship opportunities for McGill students to apply their research and projects in a real-world, sustainable, and international context. 2. Foster a mentality of experiential learning, sustainability and innovative collaboration among McGill students through life-changing, professional field experience. 3. Offer students the opportunity to work hand in hand with indigenous communities, uniting to fight climate change using Ecovillage community methods. McGill SymBioSyn is a coalition of McGill students collaborating with indigenous communities to create student research projects in Ecovillages, the world’s pioneering hubs of sustainability. Ecovillages are socially, culturally, economically and ecologically sustainable communities that are consciously designed through local participatory processes and ecological practices. SymBioSyn provides students the opportunity to foster a mentality of deep community sustainability, coupled with practical problem-solving outcomes. The students initiate innovative projects meant to contribute to the design and development of the Ecovillage, as well as attract international visibility. This year’s program plans to oversee 8 multidisciplinary projects in the Bafut Ecovillage in Cameroon. Among them, we will: enable our civil engineer to design a water tank to store potable water for the Ecovillage, and realize this design with the rest of the McGill SymBioSyn team; enable our bio-resource engineer to build a Biogas Anaerobic Digestion system to produce green energy while recycling organic waste; pilot a social entrepreneurship initiative from the Desautels Faculty of Management to create and distribute maize waste briquettes as sustainable cooking fuel; and allow McGill students to tackle the political governance aspect of Ecovillages and how it may benefit or hinder indigenous communities in Canada. Contributions will go towards subsidizing accommodations for participating students and will allow them to purchase the necessary materials for these projects. Additionally, some funds will go towards workshops on leadership, systems-thinking and sustainability living. Detailed below is a division of funds amongst the major projects: Project Cost ($) Description Concrete Water Tank 3 500 Building concrete water tank for local Bafut residents Biogas Research 1 000 Creating electricity from methane gas in waste Leadership Workshops 500 Conducting workshops on leadership and sustainability Sustainable Briquette Business 1 000 Building prototype that creates charcoal made of maize waste using solar power Living expenses 700 Partial funding of living expenses in Cameroon Trial briquettes 200 Creating 100 trial briquettes for different stove shapes Administrative fees 100 Administrative fees for visas and other paperwork Help us make McGill the pioneer university to champion partnerships with Ecovillages, as we address climate change through real-world problem solving and collaborative action! ]]>