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:

  1. Protecting and improving existing water catchments through use of sustainable practices and agroforestry.
  2. Creating new water catchments and reservoirs.
  3. Drilling and equipping wells in rural communities to reduce stress on water catchments and expand availability of safe drinking water.
  4. Establishing washing stations and sanitary facilities away from water catchments.

 

Mission 2: Support Universal Primary Rural Education by:

  1. Creating formal educational programs for the rural community addressing sustainable practices and agroforestry.
  2. Using botanical gardens in conjunction with local groups to teach and demonstrate the effectiveness of sustainable practices and agroforestry.
  3. Creating formal educational programs for local farmers addressing the use of sustainable farming practices to improve crop yield and improve the soil.
  4. 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:

  1. Creating environmental clubs in schools, churches, prisons, and villages.
  2. Encouraging a community service mentality through local volunteerism.
  3. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.