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Mikey has been involved in Cameroon Catalyst since 2012 and has helped lead the Water and Sanitation projects . He graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton and is currently working for PhD in sustainable energy.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Joint Design Workshop 2017: Tackling Water and Sanitation and Hygiene Challenges (WaSH) in Cameroon

We recently held our Joint Design Workshop, which brings together the Student Design Teams and the Senior Committee to reflect on our past and present Water, Sanitation and Hygiene projects. By focusing on design, this annual workshop helps our Student Chapters to learn how to apply their globally transferable skills to a local context in [...]

Cameroon Catalyst hire our first full-time Cameroon volunteer

After four very busy and productive weeks, the Cameroonian volunteers have now finished their placements with Ant. On Friday we presented the team with certificates to acknowledge the contribution that they have made to Cameroon Catalyst, discussed how they could best represent this period on their CVs / in future interviews and went out for a [...]

New student committee selected at Southampton AGM

On the 25th April, the Annual General Meeting was held for the Southampton team to celebrate the achievements of the year and to elect the committee for next year. Some of the major achievements celebrated were: Over £15,000 has been raised by the Southampton team through a range of fundraising activities, including cake sales, night [...]

Isle of Wight Challenge Raises over £2,500 for Cameroon Catalyst

A team of 15 students from the University of Southampton have completed a two day, 60 mile walk around the Isle of Wight to raise over £2500 for Cameroon Catalyst. Starting at 8am on Saturday 16th April, spent over 20 hours of walking along the Coastal Path before returning at 9pm on the Sunday! The walk [...]

Team walk 78 miles in three days for Cameroon Catalyst

A team of students and alumni  have completed a three day, 78-mile walk from the Cameroonian Embassy in Kensington, London, to the University of Southampton to raise over £2500 for Cameroon Catalyst. Cameroon Catalyst was founded in 2009 by Civil Engineering students in order to provide improved infrastructure and facilities to rural villages in Eastern [...]

Cameroon Catalyst Annual General Meeting: Sunday 4th October

The 2015 Cameroon Catalyst Annual General Meeting (AGM) Will be held at 3pm on Sunday 4th October at the University of Southampton (room location TBC). We welcome all members of the public to attend this meeting and it provides an opportunity to demonstrate the work carried out and plans moving forward. To register your interest in attending [...]

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