Members of EcoGuinea's Community Outreach and Action Team
Members of our NGO are taking action to improve their neighborhoods and communities
As EcoGuinea’s international and Guinean teams work tirelessly to organize our first sustainable farm and EcoCentre project on the ground in Guinea, our ideas have begun to spread and inspire.
We have set up an office in Conakry and raised money to support our NGO on the ground who are doing fantastic outreach work in the community.
Dozens of people from several villages have been so inspired by EcoGuinea’s vision of positive change, that they are jumping right in to do what is needed to improve their communities. We call this project: Community Outreach and Action (COAT).
Based on ideas disseminated with passion by our main man on the ground, Lamzo Touré, and other EcoGuinea team members, these citizens have organized as a group in EcoGuinea’s name and are forging ahead to begin much needed neighborhood and civic projects.
Our first civic outreach project
Our NGO drew the volunteers together, pooled their own resources to buy 17 brooms and 8 buckets to help clean a local maternity hospital. EcoGuinea raised money allowing them to buy disinfectant, clean sheets, food to sustain them and transport costs.
The hospital cleaning project was featured on Guinean TV and attracted the endorsement of the Minister of Health, who recently visited our offices to discuss EcoGuinea’s overall plans.
The Outreach Team continues to draw more families and citizens together to solve urgent problems with civic improvements. Recent projects include cleaning more markets and gutters in the streets.
We are most proud of our Ebola Education Project, which taught preventive care to over 1,000 villagers in remote areas.
Click here to read about the Ebola Education Outreach Project
Members plan to expand their outreach work, with many innovative projects, such as providing school lunches and establishing children’s libraries, and a new mother's support group. We have been raising money to support their efforts and are looking forward to working together to build our many projects.
EcoGuinea plans to support these brave women and men as much as possible, to listen to them and to follow their lead for the extensive array of community projects that are soon to begin. With an army of dedicated citizens, we will be invincible.
And, over time, we will work together to establish a community EcoCentre where we can take our practical vision to the next level!