About our Founder & Director: Ako Peter Agbor
‘As an adventurous child, I was so attracted to nature, hunting and growing vegetables for my family and learning traditional environmental values. So much so, I could not bear leaving my community for further studies. Later on a visit back home, I saw how timber exploitation and unsustainable agricultural practices were causing water shortages and soil infertility. The passion to see and preserve the natural environment I interacted with drove me.
I studied Environmental Sciences at the University of Buea, Cameroon, which gave me a theoretical understanding of some of the detrimental effects man’s activities cause to the environment. This helped me form a connection between this and my experience with nature as a child. During this time, I and a few friends set up an organisation with the aim of cleaning up the environment and educating other students about the benefits of such an activity. My growing concern for protecting nature and the quest for empowerment to do the same, landed me in Kanthari International Training institute for social visionaries in India. Here, I was equipped with the skills needed to jump fully into living my dreams. Our daily activities as humans in one way or the other contribute to degrading the environment, but it is my greatest wish that we all join hands to ensure the sustainability of our planet.’