350 Ghana Reducing Our Carbon, in collaboration with Tema International School and Abibinsroma Foundation, recently organized a Women in Renewable Energy program in Tema Newtown. The event, themed “From Smoke to Hope,” aimed to empower women who smoke fish for a living and provide them with alternative and cleaner energy sources.
The program brought in 50 women who smoke fish for a living and provided them with education on climate change and its impact on the environment. The students from Tema International School donated solar-powered lamps known as Luke Light to the women, which helped to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their working conditions.
Dr. Christella Oppong Amankwah, an environmentalist, spoke to the women about the negative impact of burning wood to smoke their fish. She introduced the women to clean cook stoves as an alternative, cleaner, and more sustainable method of fish smoking.
The Women in Renewable Energy program was a huge success, with the women expressing their appreciation for the education and tools provided.
350 Ghana Reducing Our Carbon and their partners, expressed their satisfaction with the impact of the program and their commitment to promoting renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions in Ghana.
Overall, the Women in Renewable Energy program was a powerful example of how education and collaboration can drive sustainable change in communities. It was a testament to the fact that even small actions, such as donating solar-powered lamps and introducing clean cookstoves, can make a significant difference in promoting sustainable practices and reducing carbon emissions.