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German Embassy Provides Clean Water For Alahkie-Mankon

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By Ignatius Nji 

Lutz, Renate and Marlis Volunteers at CAT-Cameroon

The local community of Alahkie-Mankon located far away from Bamenda metropolis in Mezam Division has been provided with a clean drinking water. The water project which is a borehole drilled and water extracted from beneath granite and is generated from a depth of about 42 meters and pumped up in to 15600liters storage underground tank constructed in an elevated area of about 35 meters to supply to community through stand taps by use of solar pumps. The clean water project funded by the German Embassy in Yaounde and partly by the community at Alahkie, at a total cost of about FCFA 11 million was handed to the community of about 3000 inhabitants this Monday May 18, 2015.
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Training Nurses for Bush Hospitals, Sustaining Ecological, Economical and Socio-Cultural Components in Rural Communities

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By Ignatius Nji

Nji Marlis Bartkiewitz-Schmid (Nurse Trainer) Carrying out training at Alahkie

A mass campaign to educate local communities on how to live better with what they have on the ground as local materials is ongoing with the training of nurses for bush hospitals in the North West Region of Cameroon. This sensitization campaign is championed by the Center for Appropriate Technology (CAT) in collaboration with the Royal Rehabilitation and Reformation Center at Alahkie/Mankon with experts in traditional medicine. The nurses were trained by Marlis Bartkiewitz-Schmid from the Senior Expert Society (SES) in Bonn - Germany, in the use of traditional medicine (Indigenous) and methods of providing health care to patients in rural areas. The volunteer carried out study on how the traditional birth attendants go about assisting pregnant women during delivery.
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Training Trainers on Arts, Craft for Environmental Protection, Recycling

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By Ignatius Nji

Some four trainees in Bamenda undertook a training to teach children arts and craft that promote environmental protection as used materials are being recycled and put in to use. This laudable initiative by a German Trainer, Renate PERNER from the Senior Expert Service (SES) Bonn, under the supervision of Prof PINTSCH of the Society for the Promotion of Appropriate Technology and Housing (SPATH) as coordinated at the Center for Appropriate Technology (CAT) is coming at a time that the government of Cameroon has ban the use of non biodegradable plastics.

Renate PERNER Training Trainers as Prof Norbert PINTSCH supervises
Providing alternative this training shall empower children in the schools and at home with the know-how to make shoppers’ bag from cheap materials such as newspapers and old textile which can not be harmful to environment. This environmental friendly arts and craft can be learned and practice by everybody to ensure that the environment is protected and safe especially in local communities. The main goal of this training is to foster sensitization on environmental protection and appropriate technology to as important solutions in local communities. The practice can go a long way to reverse the rapidity with which the climate change is affecting the biodiversity. Home made paper bags for shopping would replace the use of non biodegradable plastic that has taken a tool on the environment. 
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Traditional Culture and Future Development

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Traditional Culture and Future Development
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Triple Decoration Dr Senta Siller

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Dr Senta Siller gets award in Cameroon

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Famous Cameroon Dolls

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Dolls of the World Handicraft Network

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The idea behind the Dolls of the World took birth in Pakistan when Thatta Kedona - a self help project - started in small Punjab village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka in Pakistan and NGO Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama (AFA) was registered in 1999. Next year (2015), the Project is celebrating its silver Jubilee.


AFA has grown multidimensional over time. Now AFA cooperates with six local NGOs all over Pakistan from Karachi to Hunza and in many countries around the globe. In Pakistan, the project also enjoys cooperation of prestigious educational institutions – Bahaud Din Zakriya University Multan, Indus Valley School for Art and Architecture, Karachi, School of Visual Art, Lahore, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi – interested in heritage, culture and or agriculture.
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