WACPAW (West Africa Center for the Protection of Animal Welfare) in Ghana wanted to start a Plant-Based Diet campaign in Ghana, to get people back to their national dishes and local food and health, instead of following the path of many western countries increasing the production and consumption of animal protein and facing more and more serious animal-welfare, human health and environmental problems.
EonA regularly works with WACPAW at reducing animal suffering at slaughterhouses in Ghana, but also helps finance their costs on such plant-based campaigns. Today the WACPAW team was at St James R/C Junior Highschool to educate and train the students and teachers on the importance of plant-based ingredients in their their diet to help their health, animal-welfare and the quality of the environment in Ghana. WACPAW also demonstrated how to prepare some plant-based Ghanaian meals with cheap, available and healthy ingredients like vegetable oil, rice, Egushi stew with gari/banku and vegetable noodles. All these without a single animal protein. It was very educative and exciting as the pupils participated fully throughout the program. The Headteacher was so happy that we have extended the program and will help the students construct a vegetable garden for the school so that they can use its products to further the campaign.