Photo Courtesy Barrett Brown
Me teaching a lesson on local environmental preservation in the northern region of Cameroon. This town is called Meme; its 24 miles from the Nigerian border and Boko Haram territory. Today this area is believed to be safe from Boko Haram, but they suffer from indirect consequences: the village has been flooded with displaced persons, students are generally timid about attending school (especially girls), travel is dangerous on the insecure highways out of town that lead to the larger cities. The school was already strained to serve their community, and the added stress of refugees and security concerns is making education even more difficult.