Members in 2 clubs were happy to know that the project kept supporting community to implement activities in the next 3 years from 2015 to 2017. Especially, the leader board of 2 clubs shared additional information for members about model expansion to Tay Giang district. Therefore in 2015, there will be 4 active clubs in Quang Nam province.
Mr. Hồ Cường, representative of Areh village leaders said: “Although phase 1 of the project ended in the end of 2014, from 12/2015 to 03/2015 the club still run and proceed forest patrol as usual. It is highly appreciated.” Another representative of Areh village shared: “Our village need to continue establishing forest management groups, assign each group to patrol, chase anyone who detroys the forest in our village’s land”. The activeness of 2 clubs helps members get more frequent opportunities to exchange with each other and enhance natural forest protection and management work.
Following 2015 plan, the project will keep supporting periodical activities, providing more materials for community bookshelves and some other activities related to capacity and awareness building. With the hope that 2 existing clubs will be the good examples for 2 new clubs in Tay Giang in 2015 and 2 years to come.
This is activity in the project: “Natural forest management via raising awareness and building capacity for ethnic minority communities to use their rights and legal status towards natural forest in Central Vietnam” (2015 – 2017). The project is sponsored by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Asia and executed by Center for Development of Community Initiative and Environment (C&E).