Welcome to Burkina Faso, country number 66 to join our global community!

In June 2023, Burkina Faso became country number 66 to join our global tree-planting community! Burkina Faso is a West-African country, lying in the Sahel belt region.

Lazare Doulcom, our contact person in Burkina Faso, happily tells us more about his work and projects.

He shares that “Envir-infos, which I am the Director of Publications, is an environmental information bulletin. It has been informing the population about the state of the environment since 2010.

‘Heirs and Continuators of Thomas SANKARA’s Work for the Environment’ is an association that works to protect the environment and natural resources. It emphasizes the planting of trees to provide food and medicine to people. I’m the national coordinator of this association.”

This association is inspired by Thomas Sankara’s remarkable environmental work.

Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso’s former leader (up to 1987) initiated tree-planting projects in the Sahel region to combat desertification, and is said to have organized the planting of 10.5 million trees in 15 months!

Now, the ‘Heirs and Continuators of Thomas SANKARA’s Work for the Environment’ association continues this legacy!

A tree-planting project in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.


The association was created by young people of Burkina Faso, and the association’s main objective is to plant trees to benefit the local population.

Lazare tells us that they focus on planting community groves, as well as groves at local schools while preserving and restoring the environment.

Trees ready to be planted at a school in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


Have a look at the Envir-infos website, and get to know about all the environmental projects they are doing. You can also follow their Facebook page and stay up to date with their latest tree-planting activities!


If you want to know more about the ‘Heirs and Continuators of Thomas SANKARA’s Work for the Environment’ association, you can send Lazare an email at:

Thank you for telling us about your association and about your big efforts to plant trees, Lazare. We appreciate learning about your work, and we look forward to seeing how your tree-planting projects grow!



Please share this. Thank you!


More News

Reflections on Walk For The Trees 2023 – Part 2

Mark shares with us that, “Overall, Jill and I are thrilled about the outcomes and the way things went during the whole process”.

Developments from our Australian partner, Atisha Buddhist Centre

Mark tells us that they are applying for funding to create a “honey and native bee pollinator garden” around the Kadampa Stupa.

International Youth Day: Inspiration from Zimbabwe

On August 12, we celebrate International Youth Day! This brings about an excellent opportunity to hear from our Regional coordinator in Zimbabwe, Jussa Kudherezera, who is also the founder of Manica Youth Assembly (MAYA).

Mark Allaway’s birthday fundraiser

THANK YOU for celebrating your birthday with us, Mark Allaway!

Food Security and the way forward

This piece explains the current state of food security in Nigeria, the challenges it faces, and potential solutions to address this pressing issue.

Meet Raman Reikhi from Reikhi Farms, India

Raman is one of the active members of our community forum, and he has also planted many trees in the past. In this article, we want to tell our community more about Raman and his farm, Reikhi Farms.

Our community gardeners from around the world

Gardening can be quite a rewarding experience and it has proven benefits to one’s health (both physical and mental). Our global community has been dedicating some time to growing food and tending to small indoor gardens.

Children in Equatorial Guinea share their humble gardening activities

One of the heartfelt stories that reached us through this global challenge, comes from Equatorial Guinea, Africa. Sr. Manuela Benavides tells us about the activities that they carry out with the disabled children in Mikomiseng.

GTI India offers their collective success and efforts to the Dalai Lama!

Mrinalini Nigde, one of our dedicated coordinators in India, tells us about a wooden plaque that was offered to the Dalai Lama.

Urvarasa, ethical agricultural practices to help mitigate the climate crisis

In celebration of World Sustainable Gastronomy Day, we highlight the work of our community in India. They share their concept of food production as much more than a set of technics; instead, it is a way of looking at and understanding the environment.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our newsletter. Stay tuned to all our news. There is more to come.

You have Successfully Subscribed!