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CAT Celebrates 15th Open Door Day With Kids Craft Corner, Trainees Awarded Certificates

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By Ignatius Nji


Training of Trainees, Tombola draws ignites excitement

The Center for Appropriate Technology, CAT with headquarter in Bamenda celebrated its 15th open Door day on Saturday February 20 2016 in partnership with volunteers of the SES/Germany and DGFK The ceremony aimed at showcasing what the volunteers have done during this period and this brought together a good number of kids and adults who savored the skilled rich CAT Kids Club exhibition of crafts made out environmentally friendly material and tombola draws where everybody won many gifts which includes a hot chocolate and Cake prepared with sunpower.


Other activities that characterized the event of the day was the award of certificates to trainers of trainees to encourage craft among children which would impact on their creative thinking.These certificates that were handed after a workshop on craft making, were cosigned by the Program Director of CAT Njini Victor and the trainer Renate Perner /SES. Some very beautiful crafts were on display such as the jumping Jack, butterflies, bees and trees which are all pointing at sense toward environmental protection. Other series of certificates were handed to Chief Dr. Mbangni Thomas, of Royal Rehabilitation Center who doubles as head of department for traditional medicine at the Royal University Center RUC and to Mr. Njini Victor/ CAT, through HRH Dr. Leshey I. from Royal University Center. There was another award of certificates to trainees after a workshop with Marlis Bartkiewitz-Schmid/SES in the Department of Traditional Medicine of RUC in Alahnkie. The training successfully brought to bare a traditional medicine for prostate cancer. To facilitate traditional medicine activities at RUC / Dept for Traditional Medicine Chief Dr. Thomas was handed over a Solar-Dryer for herbs by the Program Director of CAT.
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