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.
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.
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.