Meg Wah

Reviving Environmental Consciousness

Meg Wah

Ensuring a better future for Cameroon’s Environment!

Meg Wah (My Earth) is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation with registration number 012/G37D14/VOLI/SAAJP. The organization was founded in August 2016 by Ako Peter Agbor.  Because of its location at the foot of Mount Cameroon, the climate in Buea tends to be humid, with the neighbourhoods at higher elevations enjoying cooler temperatures while the lower neighbourhoods experience a hotter climate. Extended periods of rainfall, characterized by incessant drizzle, which can last for weeks, are common during the rainy season as are damp fogs, rolling off the mountain into the town below.

About our 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.

Ako Peter Agbor, founder.

Vision

We want to see a Cameroon where humans live in harmony with nature.

Mission

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.

Objectives

  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.