What we do
SYFA-USA is a non-profit corporation formed to support the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, by funding projects in Cameroon’s rural districts, to accomplish the following:
Mission 1: Improve Local Water Catchments and Provide Sustainable Access to Safe Drinking Water And Basic Sanitation by:
- Protecting and improving existing water catchments through use of sustainable practices and agroforestry.
- Creating new water catchments and reservoirs.
- Drilling and equipping wells in rural communities to reduce stress on water catchments and expand availability of safe drinking water.
- Establishing washing stations and sanitary facilities away from water catchments.
Mission 2: Support Universal Primary Rural Education by:
- Creating formal educational programs for the rural community addressing sustainable practices and agroforestry.
- Using botanical gardens in conjunction with local groups to teach and demonstrate the effectiveness of sustainable practices and agroforestry.
- Creating formal educational programs for local farmers addressing the use of sustainable farming practices to improve crop yield and improve the soil.
- Integrating into the educational program, specific objectives for training of future local sustainability and agroforestry leaders.
Mission 3: Improvement in Rural Living through Community Building by:
- Creating environmental clubs in schools, churches, prisons, and villages.
- Encouraging a community service mentality through local volunteerism.
- Promoting home landscaping and gardening as a means of poverty reduction, nutritional improvement and property preservation.
Mission 4: Integrate The Principles of Sustainable Development into Rural Communities And Programs to Reverse Loss Of Environmental Resources by:
- Facilitating international volunteer outreach in Cameroon by providing volunteers:Facilitating cooperation between local farmers and international volunteers to teach local farmers agroforestry practices and help the international volunteers better understand the needs of the rural Third World community, and
- Safe accommodations and in country transportation,
- Communication capabilities, and
- Medical support and coverage.
- Establishing internationally supported organic demonstration farm(s) to
- Advance the study of agroforestry practices,
- Research how to optimize the production of local plants and crops, and
- Research of the traditional indigenous farming practices to expand the understanding of sustainable farming practices.