Educational Rap! Countries of Africa!


Rhythm Rhymes Results

Isn’t it quite difficult to remember all the countries of Africa? Well, the guys from Educational Rap have a nice and cool solution:

Countries of Africa

Countries of Africa (A Cappella)

And where is Burkina Faso?

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Burkina Faso

newTree operates in Burkina Faso since 2001.Results up to now can be found under news.The trees establish and strengthen a sound basis for the life of about ten thousand people. Moreover, these growing trees absorbe about 140 tons of CO2 a year. Which amounts to the CO2 expelled by 56’000 liters of burned petrol or diesel.

The newTree team

The Burkina Faso team

Our coordinator, Franziska Kaguembega-Muller, is an experienced biologist having spent six years on research and reafforestation in West Africa.Our local team includes a technician in natural resources, two fence technicians and four assistants. A workshop and a small office in Ouagadougou make up our infrastructure, completed by a four wheel drive pick-up to be able to reach isolated villages.
Community involvement

The newTree team jumps in only when asked for by village communities, and only if the community is fully committed to work  for the reforestation.  newTree provides the iron posts and the wire. Then the villagers manufacture and build the fence under supervision of our technicians.

Villagers building a fence

Partners

Village cooperatives are newTree’s counterparts.  They sign a contract binding them to protect the young forest. And they are encouraged to sustainable exploitation of non-wood products, like grass, honey, fruit or nuts.
The protected areas are exposed to various threats: theft of the fence or parts thereof, bush fires, sneaking in of goats or other cattle. In order to prevent any of this to happen, the village has to hire a guard responsible also for the maintenance of the fence.

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Take AIM at Climate Change

An upbeat invitation to “Take AIM at Climate Change” – with “AIM” standing for Adapt, Innovate, Mitigate. The lyrics are based on the latest science of Earth’s changing climate, with the music a mix of rap and pop. Four verses connect changes in the Arctic and Antarctic to conditions around the planet, with choruses encouraging long-term thinking, and individual and community action. Optimistic, forward-thinking, but now’s the time to act. “Yes we can!” take AIM at climate change. Download the video or audio versions at TakeAIMatClimateChange.org to iPods or iPhones, and share with friends.

3 comments

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    I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .

    . Anyhow, wonderful blog!

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