Training Women on Proper Waste Management and Portable Organic Gardening

Sinyuy Geraldine
Posted March 10, 2020 from Cameroon
Environmemtal project
Offering trash cans and seedlings to the women
Involving all
Involving all: Getting everyone involved (1/6)

                I planned this event and invited some women and young girls in my community. The women came from all walks of life. Our even took place on the 7th of March 2020 from 1pm to 3:30pm.  I hosted the event at the balcony of my home for that is the space I could provide.  The evening started with an opening prayer, committing everything we had to do or learn in the hands of God.  After the prayer, the participants were then asked to introduce themselves.

                When all the participants had introduced themselves, I then told them who I was and why I invited them. I talked about World Pulse, what it is about, who can belong, and then proceeded in helping them to join the World Pulse community by logging up. I shared my personal Wi-Fi with those who did not have internet connection in their android phones and helped them step by step until they had all joined. Initially I sent word to all those I had invited to create Gmail accounts if they did not already have one so that logging up on World Pulse would be easier. They all did and so my job was facilitated.  I also told them that anyone who works hard on World Pulse can become an ambassador and that by this time next year I expected all of us to be ambassadors spreading the word about World Pulse to a wider community. I asked them to tell their friends and sisters about this platform. There were 13 participants all together, three of which were kids. Five invited ladies did not make it to the event.

After they had all logged up, I gave the theme 2020 IDW theme: “I am Generation equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. One of the participants talked on Gender equality and advised the women to use technology for self-empowering projects such as marketing and learning.

I gave a talk on environmental care, hygiene and the importance of organic gardening. We as women need to take the lead in environmental care as well as healthy living campaigns in order to change our communities. Thanks to the honorarium I got from world Pulse, I distributed trash cans to the women and young girls and taught them how to separate bio waste from the non-bio.  I also encourage them to start backyard potable gardens by giving them seedlings of cabbage, celery, basil, and shallots to go and plant. I will visit their gardens from time to time as a follow up of the project.

The event ended with some light refreshment. The participants were very thankful and appreciated me for the knowledge I had shared with them.

Because of the crisis in our part of the country, not all the women who were invited were able to attend the event, but I still reached out to them via telephone and whatsapp to brief them on the event. I will guide them later on to join World Pulse.

God loves you and me.

This story was submitted in response to World Pulse Digital Ambassadors.

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Hannah B
Mar 10
Mar 10

This sounds like a wonderful event, thank you for sharing your photos! I love that you are encouraging women to start backyard gardens. I look forward to hearing an update on how they are all doing!
Warm regards,
Hannah

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 11
Mar 11

Hello Hanna. Thanks very much for your comment on my post. Yes, I pray this project changes many lives in the future. I will post updates as soon as the gardens start flourishing.

Jill Langhus
Mar 11
Mar 11

Hello Dear Geraldine,

How are you doing, love? Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and event update:-) Everyone looks happy despite all the challenges you have there. It sounds like you had a lovely, informative and empowering event... great job!

Hope you're safe and well, dear! XX

Anita Shrestha
Mar 12
Mar 12

good

Anita Shrestha
Mar 12
Mar 12

good

Kika Katchunga
Mar 23
Mar 23

Hello Sinyuy

it's fantastic my darling; you did a good job; thank you for sharing with us your activity. it's great

Tumanjong Miranda
Mar 23
Mar 23

Awwww dear Geraldine,
I am happy you were able to empower the women both with knowledge and skills.
This is so great!
Thank you so much for teaching them about waste management. It's such important knowledge which we really need to pass on, giving the terrible nature of waste disposal and management in our city which has become a nuisance.
How are you today?
Much love
Miranda

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 23
Mar 23

My dear Miranda. Good morning and thanks for your comment. Yes, we need to spread such knowledge given that many are mot aware of it. How are you doing my dear? Please stay safe from the corona virus.

SADRAG
May 05
May 05

Each one of us should aopt organic farming - now that we have the lessons of human devastation from COVID-19, lets respect mother earth.

Good going Sinyuy!

Sinyuy Geraldine
May 05
May 05

Dear Sadrag, that is true. Tjank you for your comment. I am deeply conecerned aboutvthe environment and organi farming. We need to to care about oursleves and the environment. Thanks.