Cameroon YES alumni Activity (Paper Bag Project) August, 2019

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The paper bag project was scheduled to take place on the 23rd and 24th of August 2019. This two-day period was reserved for training young Cameroonians on how to produce paper from plantain trees which could later be folded into bags and used in the place of plastic bags that pollute the environment. On the first day participants were actively walked through the steps of processing the plantain tree which include; cutting, cooking, blending and drying of the paste on grids. The paper was left to dry till the afternoon of the next day, this was not enough for all the paper to dry since it was raining in Yaounde. A dried sample of paper was presented to the participants who were pleased with what they accomplished. When most of the paper got dry, The YES alumni Kenneth Awa Fru (YES’16) trained the participants on how to fold some of it into a bag and presented them on social media. At the end of the project, pictures was posted on Facebook and got the attention of a Television (TV) program called ‘The View‘ in Yaounde which has invited the YES alumni to speak of the project and the YES program on their Television program on the 4th September 2019.

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