GREEN CARE (GC), Cameroon is an Award-Winning Non-Governmental Organization based in Shisong - Kumbo. It is involved in environmental education, poverty alleviation and sustainable use of local resources.Our mission is to empower local communities with techniques of sustainable use of local resources and building networking opportunities across the world, with an overriding commitment to education, poverty alleviation and community development.
Green Care's focal areas of interests include; Bee Keeping, Environmental Education, Community Micro-Projects and Bio-Diversity Conservation. GC has successfully transferred to the local communities using Education and Demonstration Farms, modern techniques of Bee Keeping, Yam Seeds Multiplication, Cane Rat Domestication, Fish Farming, Agro- Forestry and Trees Nursery. In addition, Green Care runs a Development and Environmental Library (DEL) and just introduced some exciting new programs like the Bird Watching and Trekking/Mountaineering - all these to encourage communities to better appreciate their environment and promote tourism at local communities.
Some of our major sponsors and partners include: The British Trust For Conservation Volunteers (BTCV), The Instititute of Development Studies (IDS), The America Peace Corps Volunteers, The Center for Conservation Agriculture (CEPROCA), The Cnetr for Eru Propagation (CENDEP), The Bui Cane Rat Farmers (BUCARAF), L'Institute Des Recherches Agronomique (IRA) Bambui, The Netherlands Embassy Yaounde, Berinyuy Women Development Cooperative Society Ltd (BERWODECOOP), Kumbo Divisional Delegation of Environment and Nature Protection, The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) and The Community Eudcation and Action Center (CEAC), Sob etc.
Among the many of GC's achievements are; The 2008 Green Hero's Award from The BTCV, A 1998 two-weeks Bee Keeping Training Workshop in Sob sponsored by The Netherlands Embassy in Yaounde-Cameroon, The 1995 participation at Earthwatch Bird Research Program in Northern Italy, The establishment of DEL in 1999, The designation by the Kumbo Divisional Delegation of Environment of GC as The Leading Environmental Organization in Bui and the participation by GC at the Workshop on Better Science Reporting in Ibadan-Nigeria organized by WRENmedia.
Founded in 1994 in Limbe, Cameroon, Green Care moved to Kumbo (Nso, Bui Division) in 1998. The move was prompted by the realization that most of GC's activities would be more successful in Kumbo, where community development initiatives are an integral part of the Nso traditional values. And as a cost-cutting measure the office of GC was moved from downtown Kumbo to Shisong.