October 2002

Congress about “Construction in Earth and Clay”

By Kurt Rhyner  

 The German association about construction with earth and clay, “Dachverband-Lehm e.V.”, organized an international congress to celebrate its tenth anniversary. We decided to participate in order to become acquainted with the points of view of German practitioners and make contact with other people interested in the theme.

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MCR Exposure Course and Networking in Cameroon

By Peter Dunckley   

The MCR exposure and training course held in Cameroon at the end of August was able to build upon a solid base at COTECC, a technical training college in Bafut, in the North West Highlands of Cameroon. Their MCR Development Program of which this MCR exposure course forms part, arose out of a long collaboration between the Meilen-Bafut Foundation in Switzerland and COTECC, a technical training college in Bafut, in the North West Highlands of Cameroon.

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News - October 2002

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From The Ecuadorian Andes to the Swiss Alps

Chronicle of a Trip

Back in Ecuador, but with the impressions provoked by the magnificence of the Swiss Alps still fresh in my mind, I sit down at my desk and take this opportunity to share with the readers of Escoouth what has been done in Switzerland to keep forests alive, which is the same as to think about tomorrow.

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Consultants

Orlando Espinosa
Cuban
Civil Engineer
Spanish, Russian, some English.
Equipment development, MCR workshop installation, operative project implementation

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In 2005, SofoNic has started a dual education program for masons in Nicaragua, using its house-building programs as a base. Teaming up with the local technical school in Jinotepe they are graduating about ten masons every year since. Most f them have found jobs in construction or have started a business on their own. SofoNic has contracted several of them as master masons in the reconstruction programs in Haiti.