Drumming for Cameroon

Sustainable Earth Solutions (SES) is a small entrepreneurial sustainability organization in Buffalo, NY whose president, Dave Bauer, attended the African Humanitarian Conference at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale two years ago. Since then, he has been dreaming of a month-long Youth Environmental Leadership Program in Cameroon and watching as the dream slowly unfolds.

Dave welcomes guests to a fundraising event at his home and introduces the “Youth Environmental Leadership Program” in Africa.

On Sunday, September 11, the SES team members hosted “An Afternoon in Africa” to network and build relationships of support for the project, and to raise funds needed for the month-long trip to Cameroon. Local community members gathered at Dave’s home for an African drum circle and samples of dishes from native Cameroon recipes.

Local community members playing together in the drum circle.

HI Cameroon’s Sacred Link Jewelry was sold to help raise funds for the project.

The road to funding this novel project has been long and challenging. Dave recalls the Zimbabwean proverb “Be patient with your drum, the night is long.” The expertise and will of the SES and HI teams have begun the road-building process.

It was a fun afternoon for everyone who participated!

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