RWTH Aachen University students present their architectural concept to the President of the Protestant Church of Cameroon

Title_EEC_wendy_ColineOn the invitation of Prof. Jean Samuel Hendje Toya, President of the Protestant Church of Cameroon, Wendy Brochard and Coline Esseyric, winners of the architectural competition “A Church for Boboyo”, travelled to Cameroon in June 2017 together with Fred-Eric Essam, founder and chairman of ident. africa e. V., together with Fred-Eric Essam. There, the two architecture students of RWTH Aachen University had the opportunity to present their award-winning concept.
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New training centre gives 47 women career opportunities as tailors

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The new Boboyo training centre in Cameroon will be launched at the beginning of 2017. In just 12 months, 47 young women will be trained as tailors free of charge and subsequently supported in setting up their own businesses. The Cologne association ident. africa e.V. supports the training programme and those women who want to become self-employed with sewing machines.
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ident.africa’s founder, Fred-Eric Essam a wild duck

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As a teenager in Douala, Cameroon’s largest city—an urban and commercial center very different from his father’s life in the rural north— Fred-Eric Essam, a senior solution sales professional for IBM in Germany, received a unique opportunity that would set him apart from many of his Cameroonian peers: he was given a scholarship to study biomedical engineering in Germany. Several years later, after earning his degree, Fred-Eric says, “In 2001 I had the opportunity to visit the ancestral home of my late father in Boboyo, in the Far North region of Cameroon, in Africa. Though it has gotten better, I left concerned about the region’s lack of educational and health infrastructures.”
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