The impact of the NGO fajalobi in the locality of idiofa Democratic Republic of Congo
A region changes through the education and training of its population.
My name is Zacky MADILO, I was born in Idiofa in kwilu province in the DRC. In my region, forests are seen as an economic source. The population cuts down trees to make farms. These farms enable the population to have cassava to eat, or sell to have money. They also cut it to make the charcoal, most people use it to cook, or sell in order to have some money.
Our forest is disappearing. A solution must be found to reduce exploitation,
Our forest is disappearing. A solution must be found to reduce exploitation, The FAJALOBI NGO has been in Idiofa since 2012 to plant trees in grasslands, in order to establish forests.
By planting trees, we create work for the population. This reforestation enables each farmer to receive a little money at the end of the month. There is a strong need for technical training.
In Africa 1/10 families have access to the computer, We organize a computer class to allow young people to have a basic understanding of Office Suite. So that they are digitally included by browsing the internet so that they can have access to documents that are useful to them. Training in cutting and sewing more for girls so that they discover their talents. Carpentry training is also organized for young people and for unemployed adults.
To fight the bushfires that are common in our environment, I accompany students and other interested visitors to our reforestation sites so that they understand the importance of reforestation and why they need to protect these planted forests. After this visit, the visitors show enormous joy and promise to protect it. The people of Idiofa are really happy with the work of FAJALOBI, because we see our grasslands convert into forests. And thanks to this NGO, young people discover their talent.
Today almost 6/10 youths from Idiofa are digitally included and have access to technical training. The transformation is remarkable, today 2900 Ha of grasslands are converted into forest. We are just at the beginning because the goal is to plant more as soon as we have funds.
Translation: Emmanuel Sengafor