“Bushfires destroy houses, livelihoods & wildlife.”
In many regions of Ghana bushfires have led to soil erosion, deforestation and desertification. That’s why 15 schools in the Upper East Region took part in our campaign against bushfires at the beginning of this month.
The aim of the campaign was to raise awareness among students about the dangers of bushfires and to demonstrate how to prevent them.
Officers of the Ghana National Fire Service were also part of this initiative and showed students and teachers methods to put out fires once they occur.
Sumaila Seidu Saaka, the Director of our partner organisation FONAR, said in an interview: “Although bushfires are difficult to prevent altogether, proper management and control can reduce occurrence and spread, or at least minimize the damage they can cause.”
(media report from Ghana News Agency: https://gna.org.gh/2022/11/curbing-bushfires-fonar-launches-campaign-in-basic-schools/)