YES Programs



Environmental Seminar for a Better Future

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On April 14, 2013 in Douala City, Cameroon, over 60 students from twelve different schools attended a training seminar on environmental practices. The workshop was organized by YES alumni in honor of Global Youth Service Day. They identified the large amount of plastic disposal a major issue in their community and wanted to teach other youth about the human impact on the environment.

The training covered topics such as environmental impact evaluation tools, differnet environmental protection and management practices, organizing an environmental campaign, and understanding the recycling process. The seminar included a site visit to a recycling center and brainstorming exercises for school based environmental improvement projects.