10 Years of Cameroon Catalyst

The start of the new academic year marks Cameroon Catalyst's 10 year anniversary. On Friday 27th September we held an evening of celebration in London which saw our past and present members, family, friends and industry supporters come together to reflect on the last 10 years. It was great to see so many people together [...]

October 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

A Word From Our Birmingham Chapter President

Holly Cheshire has been our Birmingham chapter President for the 2018/19 academic year and has lead the team with great dedication and ingenuity. We would like to take the chance to say thank you to her, and the Birmingham and Southampton teams for their hard work this year! Here is Holly's account of [...]

August 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Commissioning the Petit Bello Well

Cameroon Catalyst’s fifth well was completed in the village of Petit Bello in the beginning of June and was visited by student volunteers approximately a week later. Volunteers conducted multiple tests and surveys on the well. Focusing on the water quality, condition of the pump, condition of the surrounding structure, condition of the drainage and [...]

July 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Student Trip 2019

In June students from the University of Southampton and the University of Birmingham completed their 10th annual research trip to Cameroon, where they visited previous projects, and carried out further research for upcoming installations. Existing Cameroon Catalyst wells were assessed to ensure adequate construction and maintenance, with a focus on the most recent well installation [...]

July 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

From a Wedding to a Well

From 26th April to 13th May 2019 Cameroon Catalyst's design manager Leigh Jones visited Eastern Cameroon for an exciting and varied trip including a wedding, catching up with old friends and supervising the early stages of construction of the latest CamCat funded well in Petit Belo. Here is his personal account of his trip: The [...]

July 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Improving Construction – Ensuring Safety and Quality

Leigh and Pat at the airport Just before Christmas, Pat and Leigh met Laurent, CamCat’s preferred contractor for building the wells and latrines in Cameroon, in the capital Yaoundé. Sandrine and Didier, Pat’s sister and brother-in-law, were also there, so it was quite a convivial occasion! The discussions went much better than those [...]

March 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Latrine Design: Outcomes of Summer Trip

Latrine Design: Lessons learned from the 2018 Summer Trip During the student trip in June, Gemini, Sharon and Leigh from the University of Birmingham (UoB) latrine team travelled Eastern Cameroon to identify potential sites for the first public latrine, the design for which was developed in the 2016/17 academic year. Guided by a local construction [...]

November 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Transparency – “A Direct Line of Site”

Big Charities enjoy high profile political influence and public attention, which in turn gives them access to financial and promotional support from corporates, large multinational organisations and government departments, which in turn enables them to take on large-scale projects to deliver large-scale results.   Over the years Big Charities have delivered some amazing [...]

April 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Cameroon Catalyst attend Pitch@Palace Africa

The Duke of York invited Cameroon Catalyst to attend Pitch@Palace Africa, held in Partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize on Wednesday 28th February at St James's Palace. Trustee Patrick Mballa helped to judge the 16 sub-Saharan African Entrepreneurs who presented on their scalable solutions to local challenges. The event highlighted the importance of engineering as an [...]

March 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments
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