This was during an awareness campaign organized at the Lycée classique et moderne de Kaélé and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines et des Industries Pétrolières de Kaélé.
The awareness campaign took place on February 8 and 9 in the two training structures in Kaele in the Far North region of Cameroon. It aimed to raise awareness among young people on the issue of deforestation. The young people, including 450 girls, were made aware of the causes and consequences of abusive cutting of trees, good practices in the fight against abusive cutting of trees and sustainable alternatives to the exploitation and use of wood energy. Concretely, the pupils and students attended lectures and demonstrations of the use of the improved fireplace with wood chips. In addition, direct interviews were conducted with the youth. They committed themselves to make their relatives aware and to regularly use the wood chip.
This sensitization campaign was organized within the framework of the project "Engaging youth of the Kaele and Maroua districts in the reduction of abusive tree cutting". This project is implemented by the NGO Service d'Appui aux Initiatives Locales de Développement (SAILD) with the financial support of the GIZ Forest and Environment Program.