‘IVP Programme Gives Me Opportunity To Experience Nature’

Tony Malone, Irish volunteer

            Tony Malone, Irish volunteer

My name is Tony Malone and I come from Durblin, Ireland. I have never been to this part of the world before, this is my fifth day here and it’s been a great experience so far.  I immensely hope the rest of my stay in Cameroon will be the same.

All my life I have always had the desire for such an adventure but could only have the opportunity after my retirement as a banker. I had always wanted to do something like this. I searched on google, had several countries to choose from; Ghana, Kenya, south Africa and Cameroon but I chose Cameroon and ERuDeF in particular because I felt the place will be interesting and some friends, who have also been to Cameroon as volunteers and others who are Cameroonians confirmed it that I had made the right choice.

My coming to Cameroon is therefore my own my own small way of doing something that will have a lasting effect on the environment, something with a meaningful difference. Being a banker for many years, I never had the opportunity to express my love for nature and to do something that will impact lives so I felt I will leave a better legacy by helping people to preserve an environment which is under attack from pollution, global warming, poaching, logging and many others. I believe ERuDeF is the right channel through which I can achieve this dream.

From what I have seen since my arrival, the organization is aimed at preserving and protecting the environment for upcoming generations, which is in line with my desire.

I know it is going to be tough but am still sure to enjoy it because I am working with a group of people who are lovers of the environment with passion for what they do. I will love that many other people get to know and join this program with ERuDeF in the course to protect and preserve the future.

 

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‘ERuDeF Institute Ticked the Right Boxes of My Volunteering Expectations’

Mike Gray

             Mike Gray

My name is Mike Gray and I come from the UK. It is my first time in Africa and this my fourth day here. I love to see and know new things. One of my friends who volunteered in another organization in Africa told me about ERuDeF Institute.

 I am in a college in the UK and I saw it as an opportunity to learn some new things about wild life and environmental protection.

I also will love to know the Cameroonian people, their culture, religion, and way of life in general. I am equally here so that, with help from ERuDeF Institute, I can be able to support the people in preserving the environment. I chose ERuDeF Institute in particular because it ticked all the right boxes of what I intend to do during my stay in Cameroon and everything about ERuDeF proved to be very professional and goal oriented.

I only expect to be happy throughout my stay here in Cameroon. I will love to see the gorillas and chimpanzees which are being protected.