Cologne, 21. December 2011 – ident.africa e.V. has initiated a research project between the RWTH Aachen and the University of Maroua in the north of Cameroon. The research project systematically records local architecture and traditional ways of construction and investigates their influence empirically by comparing the building style to regions with similar climate. The generated knowledge is subsequently used for the construction of a school in the village Boboyo. The focus of the project is a climate-friendly and identity architecture. This project is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD)) and the German Ministry for Education and Research.
One of seven children, IBMer Fred-Eric left Cameroon in his teens, under a scholarship to study biomedical engineering, a rare opportunity in a nation where access to education is highly restricted. His career path led to IBM in Germany, where he now serves as a business partner client relationship manager in Business Analytics.
Throughout his adult life, Fred-Eric returned regularly to the sub-Saharan African nation that is still home to his mother, three sisters and a brother. And in 2004, he gathered with friends at his home to discuss how to impact rural development in Cameroon and other regions of Africa. Continue reading
Thanks to the support of the Seissenschmidt AG ident.africa has no additional costs for the organization of the beneficiary soccer tournament Kick4Boboyo. The company covers the costs for the purchase of goods needed for the catering, the referee fees, the bouncy castle and a lot more. In this way all revenues can directly be fed into the project “Atelier Mama Marie” in Boboyo, Cameroon. The aim of the project is the construction of a tailoring facility, which provides young women with a training and work place after they leave school. Continue reading