Eco- Explorers: Gabon (2016)
In 2016, I was part of a team of 11students called Eco- Explorers. From January until April, we worked together learning about the history and culture of Gabon and learning about sustainable projects that we could bring to Gabon, our biggest project being designing more efficient cookstoves. During the month of May, we traveled to Gabon and participated in a week long workshop in Lambarene at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital. There village leaders came and participated in information sessions and workshops. Here we built two cookstoves, and also showed presentation on solar powered lights, beekeeping, a water wheel, and electric fences to protect crops. After the workshop, we were invited to villages. One to build a cookstove, and the other to look at a man's beekeeping and to set up an electric fence. During this trip, I was the student photographer and in charge of our blog to keep everyone updated and have our trip recorded.