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One Activist's Quest To Create An Ecovillage In Rural Africa

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In rural Cameroon, tradition and family are vital to people's way of life. In small villages, like the one that activist Joshua Konkankoh grew up in, natural living and self sufficiency are simply parts of everyday reality. These important skills are passed down to younger generations by their elders. "Wisdom was handed down from the elders and through customs. Life in the village was about solidarity - sitting around a fire in the evenings and telling stories," Konkankoh said. 

So when Konkankoh moved to Yaoundé, the bustling capital city of Cameroon and home to around 2.4 million people, he found himself suffering from a bit of culture shock. So many of the traditions he'd grown up with seemed completely absent. "People [in the city] were more individualistic … I found no values of culture enabling young people to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors," he laments. 

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