Green Arusha Society

Women Environmental Awareness Project

As well as youths, GAS has its focus on women, considering that women in rural communities are the most vulnerable group to various catastrophes including famine, war, shortage of water as well as fuel wood and ultimately need to travel a long distance searching for water and fuel wood for domestic requirements.

As school environmental project, the program covers the same villages (target areas) believing that the message passed by the student would have created kind of awareness to the parents. The school program was like opening the door to the local communities.

Awareness raising among the women in local communities.

Awareness raising among the women in local communities.

Assessment of women problems in local communities.

Assessment of women problems in local communities.

WEAP OBJECTIVES

The objective of WEP is to encourage women in rural communities to become involved in environmental conservation by planting trees around their homesteads and farmlands as well as growing vegetables (vegetable gardens) for the improvements of their environments and nutrition for their families, also other developmental and social activities.