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Malawian Youths Combat Climate Change with Briquettes
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Malawian Youths Combat Climate Change with Briquettes

This episode highlights Malawi's youth in Malomo who combat climate change's effects by replanting trees after reckless deforestation.

Malawi-In this episode, we learn about a group of young people in Malawi who have taken action to combat the effects of climate change in their community. The youth in Malomo, Ntchisi district, central Malawi, are facing difficulties finding firewood and charcoal due to careless tree cutting.

In response, they have started a project to make briquettes out of groundnut shells and leftover maize, under the guidance of Reverend Samuel Dewa.

The project aims to reduce the use of firewood and charcoal and prevent the degradation of the land. The use of briquettes not only lessens the need to cut down trees but also creates job opportunities for the young people involved.

Alex Yapola, the youth coordinator for St. Paul's Youth Group, explains that the project has given young people a sense of purpose and educated the community about the benefits of using briquettes instead of firewood or charcoal.

This podcast offers an inspiring example of how young people can make a difference in the fight against climate change, even in challenging circumstances.

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Hope in Action
Hope in Action Podcast is a new initiative by AfricaBrief, aimed at highlighting the positive efforts of individuals and groups in addressing challenges in Malawi. The podcast will be based on the principles of solutions journalism, focusing on solutions and best practices, rather than just problems and challenges.