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Aflatoun Day Sustainability Challenge – Francophone Africa

Posted in Aflatoun day on March 23, 2023

Benin - Action Sociale

Lily’s Coiffure

Apart from training sessions on social education and (ESF), the apprentice craftsmen experience many areas of action of public and sustainable utility. It’s innovation of the NGO Action Sociale since the exhilarating adventure of the NPL project still ongoing thanks to Aflatoun International. The sessions for the week of March 13 to 16, 2023 did not escape the practice. This  is how the apprentice craftsmen of the workshop of hairdressing and aesthetics “Lily’s Coiffure” located in Dowa in the 5th arrondissement of Porto-Novo proceeded to sweep the landscaped public place called “Place of unity”. At the occasion, the apprentices armed with brooms, trash baskets and other cleaning instruments cleaned up this public space under the leadership of the management teams of the NGO Social Action, led by Resta HOUNKPATIN. According to explanations of the latter, the initiative fits well into the challenge of sustainability relating to awareness of the living environment by the garbage collection. An action in line with the
active participation of the NGO Action Sociale in the celebration of the Aflatoun day.
Prudencia Djossou, Treasurer of the Aflateen club, of the Lyli’s workshop hairstyle did not fail to salute the support of the NGO Action Sociale and its facilitators without forgetting those responsible for various levels that allowed the realization of this activity in like many others who shape them for life and for the future. It should be noted that these initiatives are continuing in the other Aflateen clubs around other themes related to the sustainability challenge dear to the NGO Action Sociale and its partner Aflatoun International.

Democratic Republic of the Congo - PCR Foundation

The Management of Plastics

It has been observed for more than 15 years the proliferation of commercial houses for the sale of
mineral water, oil and juice in plastic bottles in the Democratic Republic of Congo in general and more particularly in South Kivu and North Kivu. The cities of Bukavu, Goma and its surrounding environments are not spared from this situation, they face many environmental, social and economic problems because each consumer of these products after satisfying his need he throws the bottle anywhere which generates unsanitary conditions, dirt, floods, numerous accidents,…yet it is possible to manage this waste by recycling these bottles and other plastics to reuse them for others purposes include: the manufacture of decorative objects, creations of works of art, cobblestones construction, from basket to flower pot and preparation of nurseries, from plastic handbag and bin-shaped baskets.

– Recycle, reduce and reuse plastic waste
– Strengthen the capacity of children and their initiation to financial and social autonomy.
– Create places for the transformation of plastic waste
– Develop the entrepreneurial spirit in young people and adolescents
– Make our study and work environments clean.
– Combat dirt with hygiene and sanitation.

Counting on the entrepreneurial sector to support the economy and education
financial support for young people and adolescents, it turns out that this sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo that the latter does not have a significant influence on the socio-economic situation of populations as elsewhere, however, a key sector for youth empowerment. More of the
half of children and young people between the ages of 12 and 25 with or without schooling are unemployed yet there would be a way out through entrepreneurship. In addition, this sector plays many societal challenges by providing employment and allowing people to be financially independent. To face this scourge, we will open an opportunity young people and adolescents to undertake from plastic waste to manufacture objects of art, decoration, construction pavers, flowerpot, baskets and handbag finally that they be financially independent and have their own businesses.

To achieve this the following processes will be set in motion:
1. Collection and assembly of plastics
2. Washing and drying
3. Metering and cutting
4. Burning and mixing with sand (for pavement)
5. Putting in the forms (for the pavement)
6. Pumice
7. Assembly
8. Finishing.

This project is part of the sustainability of financial and social education among
young people and adolescents in the provinces of South Kivu and North Kivu.

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Village d'Espoire

Democratic Republic of the Congo - CEAFPD

Environmental Education

Agriculture and livestock are essential activities that concern more than 90% of the rural population. However, inter-community conflicts, climatic hazards and recent wars in Ukraine are creating unprecedented economic insecurities as that she was struck by the consequences of Covid-19. To this end, social and financial education is very important for children and young people. This project trains the children of Uvira and Fizi on the “garden” approach vegetable garden and raising rabbits”, which aims not only to promote sustainable food self-sufficiency but also the awakening to true human values: duty, solidarity, responsibility, and financial management to fight against poverty.

Learn more about the activities here: JARDINS SCOLAIRES A UVIRA