-Design system improvements and maintenance measures to supply ample clean water on an ongoing basis
-Implement interim protective measures
Implement emergency measures to protect and extend the water supply in the Batibo district (pop. 70,000).
Design system improvements and maintenance measures to supply ample clean water on an ongoing basis.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Design plans to show where fences should be installed and trees planted in each of the 35 catchment areas that need them, and motivate local volunteers to accomplish this work by explaining why and how these are important.
Establish and implement procedures for collecting flow data and locate or generate soil and topography maps for all villages identified in our baseline study as needing water system rehabilitation.
Identify up to 10 projects that meet the criteria for the U.S. Ambassador’s self-help grants and work with village elders to prepare applications.
Work with our Community Organizer to run village workshops about the importance of clean water.
Install and monitor chlorine dispensers at locations where water is taken from polluters streams.
Work with Helvetas and Water Management Committees (WMCs) to recruit, train and supervise caretakers
-Lake Oku; Lake Oku is a beautiful crater lake surrounded by lush forest. You can chose to either hike there and back, or take a motorbike taxi there and hike the return part of the trip. Oku Forest is a nature reserved, set up by Bird Life International and there are many species to be found there, including the rare Bannerman’s turaco and a rare breed of frog which is endemic to the area. There are many other rare flora and fauna within the forest.
-Savannah Botanic Gardens (SABOG);The gardens are situated in the town of Bafut and were created by Professor Ngwa Che Ntehnda. The gardens contain many interesting features other than plants, such as the ‘Gardens of Gethsemane’ meditation area and a fruit orchard. There is also a restaurant and bar (housed in a traditional boukarous) and a child’s activity area. It is possible to book a room at the gardens if you want to stay overnight in Bafut.
A CAMAAY staff will pick you up from the airport to the accommodation. This is a 7 hour bus drive