In the developing world, environmental challenges often take a back seat to seemingly more pressing social and economic development issues, but they are undoubtedly linked. Preserving the environment is necessary for improved quality of life and can even contribute to economic and social development. We all know only too well the harm that is being done to our environment. Forest are disappearing at an alarming rate, more and more flora and fauna are becoming extinct and animals and people alike are losing their homes and their way of life.
The Good deeds Africa Foundation has established a reforestation project in collaboration with local government.
Volunteers work together with local people, planting trees to help reforest areas and in order to help the community to restore their resources and help sustain local wildlife. Reforestation also helps prevent landslides and river bank erosion. On our most coming project we are targeting to plant over 3000 trees in the Sekei, helping to improve the local environment, reduce landslides and provide a resource for local people.
You can participate in environmental conservation volunteering at any point in life but taking part in this type of work on your gap year can be extremely beneficial to your work experience and overall on your C.V. You will also be making a direct, positive contribution to the world around us; what’s better than that? If environmental conservation volunteering sounds like something you would like to get involved in on your gap year check out our product listings.
Volunteering in environmental conservation overseas means that you can help to protect the environment and make a difference in some of the regions of the world that need it the most. If you are a greenish at heart and want nothing more than to trek through rain forests and see some of the most remote corners of the globe then environmental volunteering is for you.
Our environmental conservation and garden project also starts up and maintains vegetable gardens for the community and government schools aiming at providing government students and the community with necessary nutrients in their meals. We normally do organic gardens in schools where everything is organic from preparing the seedlings to preparation of pests solution aiming at reducing the health side effects of artificial fertilizer and pesticides. Volunteers will be assisting in tilling up the soil, bringing up manure, preparing nursery bed, preparing organic pest solution, preparing the garden beds, transplanting and watering the garden.
With the hard work of our local community farmers and volunteers, the garden supplies delicious organic vegetables such as eggplant, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, cabbages, Chinese cabbage, green pepper, okra, local veggies like Sukuma wiki, mchicha , mnavu, spinach, saro, to the community and students.