Workshop on Environmental Education

Hosted on 21st of August 2022

This report is in reference to a one-day workshop organized on August 21st, 2022 at Lower Motowoh Community Limbe. The workshop was organized by Dreamer’s Hope Foundation.

The workshop commenced at about 12pm. The workshop was on Environmental Education with the theme “Eradicating poor waste Management in Communities for a clean tomorrow”. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Hericca and Thaddeus. The workshop kicked off with the Ms. Beltha introducing the project team and staff. She went further to introduce the Dreamer’s Hope Foundation, its mission and the purpose for the workshop. The workshop was to educate the community on the effect of plastic waste in our community, remedial measures and recycling techniques.

 The first presentation was focused on defining key concept. Participants were randomly asked to define in their own words what they understood by poor waste management. . Words were broken and written on the flip chart and participants gave various definitions of each word. This was done to enhance the understanding of the participants and to make sure that they are engaged in the introductory session. This activity was facilitated by Ms. Herica. The first to speak was Ms. Babi who defined waste management as the improper way of disposing our dirt. She went further define poor waste management and talked on the causes and began with lack of public awareness, she proceeded by asking the church the proper way to manage dirt; from the responds it was evident that the participants lack the proper knowledge in waste management. She then listed out the different ways of waste management and various recycling techniques to waste especially plastic waste. The second point was refusal to learn about waste management as people refuse to take instructions and the last point she mention was insufficient investment in waste. This presentation was an eye opener to so many participants who have been contributing negatively on our ecosystem.

The second presentation was conducted by Thaddeus and was talked on the effect of poor waste management.  He went further to explained the effect on poor plastic waste on our ecosystem, firstly he talked on the effect on the soil, which causes low soil fertility, he explained that when plastic are littered and get trap in the soil it prevent water from penetrating in the soil etc, he went further to explain the effect on plastic waste on the water bodies; at the end of the presentation gave ways to properly managed waste such as avoiding to dumped trash in the seas, avoid burning of plastic, sorting our waste the level of ours , recycling among others

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The workshop ended with a group picture and a closing remark from the host and Ms. Beltha.


Annex 1: Detail Presentation


Topic: How to improve on poor waste management

Poor waste disposal activities engender severe environmental problems on a location. Improper waste disposal is the deposition of waste in a way that has negative consequences for the environment. Example include; hazardous waste that is dumped into the ground and not recycling items that should be recycled. Poor waste management is caused by the following factors such as, lack of public awareness, refusal to learn about waste management and insufficient investment in waste management. These factors will be analyzed below. The effects and the solutions will be analyze in the second and third part of these work.

  1. Lack of Public Awareness.

One of the first causes of poor waste management is a lack of public awareness or, more specifically, lack of awareness within businesses and poor attitudes. Often, when something is at the end of its use, the way it’s disposed of can be done so with a lack of care. Most people do know how to recycle their waste, they do not know that can separate their waste and that they can use plastics.

It takes management-level buy-in to create a good waste management strategy. Without the right enthusiasm or determination, it can be impossible to solve any issues.

  1. Refusal to Learn About waste management.

Most business people and people around have deliberately refuse to learn about waste management. Most people know about recycling and the used of plastic but they do not want put it to practice. Businesses have a responsibility to remain compliant with rules and regulations regarding waste management. There are quite a few of these rules in place within the community

A lack of awareness surrounding this legislation or a refusal to comply can result in large fines or even jail time for those responsible. Because of this, it’s crucial that you take the time to teach yourself and your colleagues about waste management regulations.

  1. Insufficient Investment in Waste Management

The inability of the landlords and business house owners to provide trash beans for their house and business place is one of the major cause of poor waste management in our community. The tenants are force to wait for hexagram and hexagram take like two weeks to come which they are left with no option that to dump it at the roadside or around their surroundings. For example, did you know that polystyrene is recyclable and that it’s a valuable resource for the construction industry?

  1. Lack of Proper Machinery

This can be a big issue for companies. A lack of waste management machinery, such as balers and compactors, can make it difficult to implement a truly efficient waste management strategy.For example, machinery can bring:

  1. A reduction in waste volume, guaranteeing easier transportation and storage.
  2. Better operational efficiency through acting as a dedicated spot for waste to end up.
  3. Improved hygiene and safety by acting as enclosed spaces for waste while it’s being either baled or compacted.

Without machinery, the efficient way of disposing of waste, businesses can be left poorly managing the disposal of waste.. These could be taking many trips to landfill (and incurring the attached costs) or even resorting to fly tipping, a crime which could mean


  1. Soil Contamination

Ideally, we would like our plastic, glass, metal and paper waste to end up at a recycling facility. It then returns to us as a renewable product. But the reality is entirely different. Have a look at the informative image below.

  1. Water Contamination

Water is an excellent solvent; it can contain numerous dissolved chemicals. As a result, while moving through, water picks up pollution along the way. It often has dissolved substances like various chemicals and gases.

Rainfall easily mixes to toxic liquid substances and seeps into the water streams to end up in nearby water bodies. Thus, the neighborhood fountain, pond, lake or even drinking water tap are susceptible to the dangers of contamination. The victims? All living organisms including us, humans.

Also, when this plastics blocks the drainage systems, it causes water to overflow across the roads leading to floods. A good example communities around down beach in Limbe and doula

4.Air Contamination.

Let’s talk about the ozone layer first. A lot of it leaves us feeling hopeless for we feel unable to make necessary changes. We think we cannot consume any less. Even so, we can, at least, follow strict protocol over how it’s recycled.

  1. Effects on animals.



  1. Recycling
  2. Educate the community on how to use trash bags and trash cans
  3. Invest in waste management by the government and the community members.
  4. Separate dirt from plastics
  5. avoid sending children to dump dirt