Camille: “I liked discovering an issue like deforestation in Zambia, but especially the fact of becoming an ambassador for this cause to the entire Maramba community.”

Camille: “I liked discovering an issue like deforestation in Zambia, but especially the fact of becoming an ambassador for this cause to the entire Maramba community.”


My name is Camille and I’m 23 years old. I volunteered at EcoGreen Foundation from May to July 2017. Today I still consider myself a member of the EcoGreen association because I help the association remotely with specific missions. From the first day, Lloyd, the president of the association, immediately put me at ease. He is attentive, open to any suggestions and takes the time to explain any mission. What I also loved and the fact that the volunteers form a real team with Lloyd, we spend the day together, discuss each decision collectively. Everyone’s voice is worth as much as the other.

At EcoGreen, there is not a day that looks like another. One day you have to plant trees, or do cuttings, take care of the biogas, go to the village or even meet the Livingstone Minister of the Environment. I also love children and teaching very much. Charity, Lloyd’s wife is a home school principal, she offered me to teach some courses to her class of 6 students. I taught science class or I talked about ecology, geography or I offered manual activities for the children.

EcoGreen is a family association, and it quickly feels like home. Charity and the other women are always wonderful, and the children in these classes only need a little (a lot) attention. I liked discovering a problem like deforestation in Zambia, but especially the fact of becoming an ambassador of this cause to the entire community of Maramba, the association’s district. In a short time, everyone knows us in the neighbourhood, and on the weekend we are always invited to an event: birthday, wedding, or mass! And if you want to recharge your batteries, there are always Victoria Falls 10 minutes away.

Camille

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