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Well Construction in Cameroon – Now Underway!

With 40% of the world’s population without access to adequate sanitation and 50% of Cameroon’s rural population without safe drinking water, we continue to focus on delivering water and sanitation projects in East Cameroon. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve invested nearly £25,000 in the construction of 3 new wells since March! Our local volunteer [...]

An Update from the Student Teams – December ’16

In the lead up to Christmas, the design team from the University of Southampton have been working hard to complete the technical design for the well project. Following our formal design review with Article 25, the team are now finalising the Invitation to Tender to be issued to Cameroonian contractors in the new year ready [...]

Cameroon Catalyst Joint Design Workshop – November ’16

At the end of November the student teams from the University of Southampton and the University of Birmingham, along with the Cameroon Catalyst committee, attended a joint design workshop in London, hosted at WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff. The day kicked off with introductions and presentations reiterating Cameroon Catalyst’s current water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) objectives aligned with [...]

WASH Continued Professional Development Workshop with Article 25

September brought the start of a new academic year and with it a host of exciting opportunities for Cameroon Catalyst! In September, The University of Southampton’s Design Manager Richard Saunders and Treasurer Tom Edwards attended a CPD Workshop covering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), lead by the UK’s leading architectural aid charity Article 25 and [...]

Cameroon Catalyst Hand the Medical Centre to CMFI – July ’16

We're delighted to announce that the team in Cameroon officially handed over the keys to our medical centre and training workshop in Bambouti to CMFI (Christian Missionary Fellowship International) in July. CMFI are currently developing a vast site in Bertoua, East Cameroon, which includes a health centre, bilingual primary school and a 3500-capacity church. The [...]

Reflections from the Student Team – June 2016 Trip to Cameroon

Having recently returned from a three-week trip to Cameroon, the student team have had time to reflect and record all they have learnt during their visit. The team from University of Southampton worked alongside intern Ant, local volunteer Virginie and a team of Cameroonian Volunteers, focusing on identifying suitable sites for future water pumps across [...]

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