Without energy, no social and economic development is possible: energy is required for cultivating food crops, preparing food, heating homes and schools, operating hospitals and providing clean drinking water. It enables worldwide communication and mobility. And it is the prerequisite for factories to be able to manufacture products and for jobs to be created. (https://www.bmz.de/de/themen/energie)
The overriding goal of our project is to strengthen children and adolescents through education and thereby to motivate them to actively engage for a more just world. The thematic complex of energy efficiency/ energy poverty is designed to promote the personality development of young people, while the exchange with adolescents in Cameroon, as well as the real-life example of intercultural living together, is designed to promote their cognitive development.
The participants of the project are to be provided with knowledge and made aware of options to take action with regard to energy efficiency and energy poverty. Among other aspects, the relationships between energy production and consumption are highlighted.