This week, Greenpeace Africa was given an award at the first edition of "Alouwas" of Education, whose theme was "Educating Today for Tomorrow".

The "Alouwas" of Education is an initiative to reward men and women who have distinguished themselves for service to education in several areas including education, health, sports, culture, and environment, among others.

"Greenpeace thanks the initiators of this event and is honored by this accolade," said the coordinator of the Greenpeace office in Senegal, Prudence Wanko Nono who received the award.

"This award comes after a long battle that Greenpeace has waged against the plundering of our marine resources by foreign vessels. A fight that has recently pushed the Senegalese authorities to cancel 29 fishing authorizations granted to these foreign ships" she added.

She has called all the Senegalese people to join this fight to preserve our fish and our national dish the "Thiebou dieune".

The awards were sponsored by the Chief of Senegalese Army the General Abdoulaye Fall, who was represented at the ceremony by General Alain Preira Charlemagne.

Other awards were presented on the night to the League Senegalese human rights, the Court of children's rights, the City of Dakar, and other student groups.