Micro-Concrete Roofing tiles: a School for Life.

La Teja de MicroConcreto: Una Escuela para la vida

In Cali, the third largest city in Colombia, the School for Life Foundation started the production of MicroConcrete Roofing tiles (MCR) in a project that includes workshops on bamboo and wood building, masonry, gastronomy and marketing & sales.

The MCR workshop is located in the “Colegio de las Aguas Montebello” School. Two full MCR equipments were acquired by the Escuela para la Vida Foundation. José, teacher and director of MCR workshop and seven students of the “Colegio de las Aguas” school received the technology transfer from Estuardo Quispillo, one of the top MCR instructors of the EcoSur Network.
After the initial technology transfer and with theri own tiles produced on site, a part of the school was roofed on top of a beautiful bamboo structure.

La Teja de MicroConcreto: Una Escuela para la vida

The students of “Colegio de las Aguas” School had the opportunity to show their skills learned during the BIOCASA 2010 conference, where they exposed the achievements of their organization and made demonstrations of how the MCR tiles are made.

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The “Colegio de las Aguas Montebello”, founded in 2004, currently benefits more than 300 students. The School for Life Foundation in Colombia and Schule fürs Leben in Germany cooperates with funds, teachers and volunteers.

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www.escuelaparalavida.org
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Colombia:
Fundación Escuela Para La Vida
Calle 3 Oeste N 3-20
Barrio El Peñón, Cali, Valle.
Tel: 314 726 35 72 - 892 06 17
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Germany:
Schule fürs Leben e.V.
Schwarzburgstaße 10
60318 Frankfort, Alemania
tel 00 49 (0)69–95509836
fax 00 49 (0)69–95509837

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