We are very pleased to announce that the Cameroon Catalyst medical centre has been recognised by The Institute of Structural Engineers and the Joint Board of Moderators as an inspirational example of best practise in structural engineering education.

Janet Clark, Education Manager at The Institution of Structural Engineers “We can only praise Cameroon Catalyst’s excellent model, which provides students with skills and experience including hands-on technical and project management, working with end users and different site conditions, and developing design and construction skills – hugely improving students’ employability as a result. The project’s model is also easily replicable, which has allowed the University of Birmingham to pilot the scheme this year with another village in Cameroon. “We are also impressed by the way the project encourages engagement between industry and academia, having so far attracted industrial sponsorship from partners including WSP, Costain and Arup.”

Claire Gott, Co-Founder of Cameroon Catalyst “I co-founded Cameroon Catalyst in 2009 and I’ve managed and chaired the charity ever since – it’s something I’m very passionate about both because of its impact on the quality of life of villagers in Cameroon and also because its helping to inspire the next generation of engineers here in the UK – as well as making them more employable. I’m delighted that the Institution has identified it as an example of best practice and would be delighted to see it emulated elsewhere.”