According to the U.N. FAO, 42.1% of Cameroon is forested. Of these forest cover, 1% is lost annually. At this alarming deforestation rate, if care is not taken the next generation will risk not having forest. Our current generation is responsible for climate change and continues degradation of environment. Yet our generation is still reluctant to take urgent action to preserve a safer and cleaner earth for our children. This reluctant attitude to preserve the deteriorating environment is reflected in the United State government (The world’s leading nation) pulling out of the COP 21 climate agreement.
While the world is still in the mist of divided attention to take urgent action against the devastating changing climate/deteriorating environment, the World Health Organization continue to warn with heart breaking statistics that over 60,000 people die from exacerbated disasters each year in developing countries alone while between 2030 and 2050 over 250,000 additional death is expected globally as a result of climate change.
It is against this back drop that Meg Wah tilted her attention towards causing a mindset shift in children that will inspire greater ambitious action and champion the course for a safer and cleaner planet earth. Eco-Camp Project has been designed as one of Meg Wah’s annual program to get engage, involve, ignite and amplify the voices of children so they can champion environmental issues.
Goals of the Eco-Camp project
- Raise Young Environmental Ambassadors/leaders that will champion the course for a healthier, cleaner and safer environment.
- Caused a mindset shift and build habits in children towards environmental restoration.
- Raise awareness of critical environmental problems among children so they can be part of the solution.