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CAT Involves Children in Fight Against Climate Change

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The Centre for Appropriate Technology, CAT, based in Bamenda, Cameroon, has involved children in the fight against climate change. In Conjunction with Senior Expert Service, SES, based in Germany, CAT invited some 30 children ranging from the ages of six to ten years to the centre on Friday February 12, 2010. According to Njini Victor, Coordinator of CAT, the children were invited to see the devastating effects of climate change thus building their minds towards the long terms effects of the scorch. Njini said CAT and SES wanted to build the young minds of the children by showing them how to take advantage of the effects of climate change in harnessing solar energy to do most of the things that are done otherwise which further aggravate the effects of climate change. The children learned through play, games and songs in an interactive and participatory method with three volunteers from SES, Mr. Lutz Fluegge and Renate Perner of DGFK who are artists and Prof. Norbert Pintsch. This through sustainable and affordable products developed by CAT like indirect solar agriculture driers, small biogas units and solar water heaters, the children and the three volunteers savored cakes an tea prepared through them.

It is worth noting that CAT has been collaborated with SES for the past nine years and benefits from technological transfer and capacity building from SES.

The Senior Experts Service, SES is based in Germany and is composed of retired professionals. CAT has greatly impacted on the lives of rural Cameroonians by developing solar products that are affordable and sustainable. Presently CAT is developing a traffic data and pollution project which could be of help Bamenda city development planners.

This appeared in Tribune February 15-21, 2010

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