How does Ecoloodi help in Benin?





-Mélaine Awassi- Ecoloodi is planning to conduct its activities in Benin by educating school children through the “Environment Club” project.

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The walk for water in Benin





-Mélaine Awassi- To access the river, they must walk about two kilometers through a large forest with a rugged trail, at times barely visible, with a basin on their head.

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Is there recycling in Benin?





-Mélaine Sourou Awassi- In homes, reuse is a common method of recycling. For example, it’s more economical to reuse containers rather than buy new ones.

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How does Benin manage its waste?





-Mélaine Sourou Awassi- Year after year, the population of my country continues to increase. Along with the population boom, there is also a massive increase in solid waste.

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How is wastewater managed in Benin?





According to the Demographic and Health Benin conducted in 2006 (EDSBIII), over 40% of the urban population do not have access to toilets. In rural areas, the percentage reaches 80%.

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Do we have drinking water in Benin?





We all need water for our health, personal hygiene, clothing, and more. But access to drinking water in Benin remains rare for certain people.

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Who am I?





-Aline Freyssinet- I have an elongated shape… But I’m not a top model. My colours are green, yellow, and red… But I’m not a tropical bird.

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Return to Toronto after an unforgettable trip





It was enriching from both a professional and personal point of view. I’ll never forget this first stay in Africa and I hope to be able to return to Benin soon.

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Meetings with schools in Cotonou





Our tour of schools ended in Cotonou with visits to two primary schools, one private and one public, as well as a community school complex based on the principle of conscious entrepreneurship.

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What have we learned from local NGOs in Benin?





We met some local NGOs to better understand the working conditions on the ground and see how we might be able to work together.

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