Friday, September 20, 2013
RUDEC supports many children and families in Belo, Cameroon and has had such a great impact on lives since its inception. To be able to do such critical work, RUDEC is supported through a range of income sources, one of them being from eco-tourism. Eco-tourism is a more sustainable way to visit a country; it’s about respecting, preserving and supporting local communities, environments, customs and cultures.
RUDEC partners with the Cameroon Association of Sustainable Tourism (CAMAST) who takes visitors on tours and trips around North West Cameroon. The profits from these tours and trips are put back into RUDEC for program implementation, including education costs for the children RUDEC supports and providing a wage for local tour guides.
landscapes and natural falls. Attractions include the Bamenda Highlands, one of the most beautiful regions in Cameroon. Visitors can go on tours for one, two or 10 days depending on time and interests. RUDEC and CAMAST offer accommodation and a range of activities for visitors including hikes of all ability levels, visiting waterfalls, seeing traditional dances and song performances, home stays, local site visits and tours of current community projects.
For RUDEC and CAMAST, eco-tourism is an effective and sustainable way to bring visitors to Cameroon, and importantly, support the local community.
Recently, Joshua (RUDEC Founder and tour guide with CAMAST) took visitors on a three-day tour around the region, visiting a tea factory and the lakes and mountains of the North West. This partnership between RUDEC and CAMAST gives visitors the opportunity to really see the Cameroon while being lead by an experienced local tour guide. It also helps draw important links and build relationships between visitors and the local community in a way that is positive and sustainable.
If you’ve always wanted to go on a unique adventure, consider going with RUDEC and CAMAST. It might just be the life-changing experience you’ve been looking for.
To find out more about CAMAST and tours, visit: http://www.camast.com/
To learn more about RUDEC’s work, visit: http://www.rudec.org/de/orphans/
RUDEC is in need of a volunteer house, we have got land and are looking for philanthropies that could support them in their vision. See our page on fundraising at www.betterplace.org/p14642
Friday, September 13, 2013
Good news again: 58 benches were delivered to GSS Ibal-Asha, sponsered by RUDEC via „Project Solution“ which is based in the U.S. Once more, we are very grateful to cooperate with such great people and initiatives, and it is especially remarkable that they decided to finance this project just through finding RUDEC and it’s work on the Internet. We had done othe projects with them like the water extension project, benches for students in school, and roofing of a classroom at Njinikejem village school. Thanks to Project Solution in the U.S. and our great sponsors!
|photos by Ida Mederos|
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Education in Cameroon is not for everyone... it is expensive to send a child to school. People have to pay school fees, buy uniforms, books, school shoes, badges, school bags, exams fees... and not to talk about taking care of the health of children. RUDEC came up to seek ways to support these children.
|photo by Yuri Wahl Valle|
This Monday, School has started and therefore bags and textbooks have been delivered to our orphans on Friday. In these days we were busy paying their school fees, packing the bags, and accompanying children to school.