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Fresh Autumn Start, 2018 Edition

Welcome to CENFACS’ Online Diary!

26 September 2018

Post No. 58


 The Week’s Contents

• Autumn Fresh Start Help with Fresh Autumn Start, 2018 Edition

• Save Fauna and Flora Advocacy

• Digital Literacy and E-learning for Poverty Relief (LePR Project)


… and much more! 


Key Messages from the Week’s Contents

~ Autumn Fresh Start Help and Resources

Autumn Fresh Start Help strikes or kicks off our Autumn programme.  It is our Autumn project striker.  Autumn Fresh Start Help and Resources are made of fresh start skills, tips, hints, tweaks, hacks etc to overcome poverty and hardships. 

Our advice-giving month of September continues as planned and will end this week.  Advice-giving is also part of our Autumn Fresh Start Help and Resources.  Although we put particular emphasis on advice-giving activity in our September engagement, other aspects of Autumn Fresh Start or striker are also important and will continue beyond September.

Autumn Fresh Start Help comes with Fresh Autumn Start (FAS) resource.  The highlights of the 2018 Edition of FAS is given below under the Main Developments section of this post.

To ask for Fresh Start Help and or access Fresh Start Resources, just contact CENFACS



~ Save Flora and Fauna (SFF) Advocacy

Our Save Animals Advocacy has changed into Save Flora and Fauna.  In other words, we have added to fauna (or animals) flora (trees, plants and flowers). 

We are advocating for the protection of animals in Africa and elsewhere in developing world whereby animals get killed, traded and extinct to such extent that some species are at the brink of disappearing.  Animals such as jaguars, tigers, elephants, snakes, alligators, rhinoceroses etc are under threat.  There are several reasons about it which include: hunting, illicit and illegal trade, over-harvesting, habitat loss, climate change, poaching etc.

CENFACS’ Save Animals or Fauna advocacy is to advocate for the enhancement of protection of endangered, threatened and vulnerable species. 

We are as well extending our advocacy to other species in danger like trees, plans and flowers (flora).  It is a two scopes campaign of Saving Fauna and Flora.  

Save Fauna and Flora is only an iceberg of the wide natural creature protection campaign. 

In April 2016, we celebrated CENFACS Year of Protections and one of the celebratory themes was Protection of the Nature.  The September 2016 Save Animals advocacy fell within the scope of the celebration of CENFACS Year of ProtectionsWe looked at how we can improve protection on endangered species. 

Our efforts echoed and coincided with the work of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES.  This meeting took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 24 September to 5 October 2016.   It is in these international and global contexts of trade in endangered species that CENFACS advocates for wildlife in Africa and elsewhere to be protected and animal rights to be respected. 

It was good to learn that on 12 September 2017 the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a far reaching Resolution on tackling illicit wildlife trafficking at the final meeting of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. 

Likewise, it is an encouraging news to hear that World Wildlife Day 2018 will tackle the threats to survival in the wild facing by the world’s big cats (such as lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cheetah, snow leopard, puma, clouded leopard etc), the world’s majestic animals and symbols of power and courage.

CENFACS’ Save Fauna and Flora is run this last week of September 2018 and will be soon after followed by our Autumn environmental umbrella campaign, A la une (Autumn Leaves of Action to Upkeep the Nature in Existence) project. 

A la une takes our Save Fauna and Flora advocacy to the next level of environmental communications.  It goes further about protection of endangered species to include rainforests, water and air pollution, climate change in order to help meet Global Goals such Sustainable Development Goals linked to the upkeep of the nature alive.

To advocate and raise your voice to save endangered species, contact CENFACS.

HELP   •    ADVOCATE    •    REPORT   this Autumn with CENFACS!


~ Support Digital Literacy and E-learning for Poverty Relief (LePR Project)   

High on this week’s agenda is also the LePR project, which was launched last week as planned.  You can support CENFACS to deliver for educationally and digitally needy children in Africa a digital and e-learning project of literacy to help reduce both digital and literacy poverty there. 

To support the LePR project or to get information about it, go to http://cenfacs.org.uk/supporting-us/


~ Extra News: Happiness survey and questionnaire

As part of our Summer Reporting and Sharing of experiences and stories, we are running a Happiness survey. 

The survey, which is mostly about hearing your Summer experiences and stories,  is also about improving on planning and delivery of summer projects and of enhancing the outcome of our advice on summer break and season.

For those who may be interested in this survey, there is a questionnaire to complete and return to CENFACS.  This questionnaire is also found in our Fresh Autumn Start resource. You can request the questionnaire as well.

To request and or complete the questionnaire, contact CENFACS.


Main Developments from the Week’s Contents


Making Autumn Start & Season Easier           

What is Fresh Autumn Start (FAS)

FAS is a continuation of our Summer Support projects into the Autumn season.  It is a building block or additional back up of useful survival tips and hints to embrace Autumn as smoothly and trouble-freely as possible. 

It includes real life situations that users may face when and as they return from their Summer Break or season on one hand, and possible leads to proffer solutions to their arising Autumn needs on the other hand.

This FAS resource is not exhaustive or an end itself.  It has to be completed with other resources.  It is a good basic insight into a Fresh Start as it provides helpful advisory tools for a Fresh Start and confidence building for the rest of the Autumn season.  It could also be used as a reference for users to engineer their own idea of Fresh Start and the sustained management of autumn needs. 

At the end of this resource, there are some websites addresses/directories for help and support.  These sources of help and support are not exhaustive.  We have mainly considered third sector organisations and service providers as well as social enterprises. 

For further or extended list of service providers for your Autumn needs, people can  contact your local authorities and service directories (both online and print).

Brief summaries of the contents of FAS 2018 Edition

The contents of 2018 Edition of Fresh Autumn Start (FAS) include: Autumn situations and what to do, People needs and Autumn leads, What you can get from CENFACS, and Autumn online and digital resources.

Possible Autumn Situations & Possible What to Do

When returning from Summer Break and/or season, people can find themselves in a variety of situations depending on their own individual circumstances and life experiences.  This variety of situations may require or be expected to be matched with a diversity of responses in order to meet people’s Autumn needs.  These variable circumstances and diverse responses or a course of actions can take the different shapes.

Examples of Summer Break Expenses Track Record and Autumn Start Budget

Tracking down and reassessing summer break/season expenses is a positive step to put one through a positive start for the Autumn season.  As part of this positive step, FAS is packed with an example of Summer Break Expenses Track Record.

Budgeting autumn items and needs is also good for a Fresh Start and for overall control over the start and rest of autumn season expenses.  To support this financial control, FAS contains an example of Autumn start budget (fresh start budget) or budgeted expenses.   

People’s Needs and Autumn Leads                

Variable circumstances can obviously result in multiple needs.  To meet those needs, we may have to gather resources, tools and institutions to guide us.  The 2018 Edition of FAS provides a table that gives an idea of the likely leads to satisfy people’s needs  

What You Can Get From CENFACS in Autumn Under Autumn Start Help

The set of help provided in the FAS 2018 is part of CENFACS’ UK arm of services.  Besides that it also takes into account specific needs of people that may require specialist organisations and or institutions to deal with them.  In which case CENFACS can signpost or refer the applicants to those third parties.

We hope that the basic tips and hints making the contents FAS 2018 Edition will help you in some aspects of your Autumn needs.

Have a Good Fresh Start and Autumn season!

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Thank you for visiting CENFACS website and reading this post.

Thank you as well to those who made or make comments about our weekly posts.

We look forward to receiving your regular visits and continuing support throughout 2018.

With many thanks


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