Meg Wah (My Earth)
Meg Wah (My Earth) is a a young and fast growing non-profit and non-governmental organization in Cameroon with registration number 012/G37D14/VOLI/SAAJP. The organization was founded in August 2016 by Ako Peter Agbor.
About the founder
As an adventurous child, I was so attracted to nature, hunting and growing vegetables for my family. I could not bear leaving my community for further studies. Later on a visit back home, I saw how timber exploitation and unsustainable agricultural practices were causing water shortages and soil infertility. The passion to see the undefiled environment I interacted with arose in me. I later on studied environmental science at the undergraduate level and obtained a B.Sc in environmental science in 2012, university of Buea, Cameroon. While in the university, I held the position of environmental education officer in my student association and equally co-founded a youth-led organization dedicated to the fight against climate change called Go Green Students International (GGSI, www.ggsint.org). In 2016, I attended and completed a 7 month leadership course for social change visionaries at Kanthari International Institute, Kerala India. Meg Wah was born during this training.
We want to see a Cameroon where humans live in harmony with nature.
To empower and enable local communities, children and youths to take care of the environment through a variety of engagement, policy changes and restoration activities.
(1) Empower children and youths by creating and providing opportunities where they can learn, interact and work to protect the environment.
(2)Solve problems of water shortage, deforestation, land and water pollution and improper waste disposal by involving local community members mainly in rural areas.
(3)Encourage farmers to carry out sustainable agriculture through the use of organic manure and indigenous seeds.
Though Meg Wah was created in August 2016, we were officially authorized to operate in January 2017 and within this time, we have four projects running and benefiting over 195 children, farmers and the disabled. The various projects includes: An Agroforestry project directly benefiting 35 cocoa farming families in Tali1, South West Region of Cameroon, An Eco-Camp project geared towards causing mindset shift among 100 children between the ages of 5 and 15, a community orchard with 20 children as beneficiaries and a WASH project benefiting 40 disabled persons.