Move Away From Charcoal!

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In addition to AoC’s education programs, I have been working closely with Cecile – our Save the Forests Briquette Initiative briquette producer partner. So no doubt during AoC’s recent End-of-the-Year Parent As Partners Open Houses I took the opportunity to grab the attention of local community members and tell them more about alternative cooking fuel.

Cecile tells AoC graduates, parents and/or guardians, and local leaders at Nyange school why and how she makes briquettes.

Our audience started collecting very good questions. Because of time constraints I realize Cecile won’t be able to answer all the questions so I kindly ask our everyone to keep the questions and some time go at Cecile’s briquette workshop for more responses.

Here is Cecile demonstrating how quickly 3 briquettes can produce enough heat – and very quickly – to our AoC graduates, parents and/or guardians, and local leaders at Rushubi school.

AoC wants to promote and celebrate Cecile’s great work, and guess what? From these demonstrations, Jean Claude, our hired driver for the day, is a new cutsomer and bought a sack of briquettes and Pastor Gabriel Rutikanga from Musanze District invited Cecile to do a 30 minute briquette demonstration during a forthcoming district meeting that will gather about a hundred district tycoons on December 20. Who knows… perhaps some of them will become Cecile’s briquette customers.

More soon.

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