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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: doulcomlaz@gmail.com

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!

 

 

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