Fred-Eric Essam – winner of the 2012 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award

Fred-Eric Essam gewinnt Volunteer Excellence Award für ehrenamtliches Engagement

Fred-Eric Essam, a senior solution sales professional for IBM Germany whose native country is Cameroon on the West Coast of Africa, founded the not-for-profit organization, ident.africa, to balance the education deficit on the continent. Based on a research project and with the help of architectural experts from Germany and Cameroon, a preschool of traditional design, meeting climate induced aspects and using building materials from the surrounding area, will be built in the village of Boboyo in the north of Cameroon in 2013. This promises an economical use of resources and thereby conforms to the objective of sustainability, while providing early education to 120 children in a country where education is still a privilege. Continue reading

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Salsa-Veranstaltung von ident.africa junior war ein voller Erfolg


900 Euro konnte die Jugendgruppe ident.africa junior mit der von ihr am 31. März 2012
organisierten Salsa-Party einnehmen. Mit einem Bachata-Workshop und einem
Salsa-Schnupperkurs mit dem bekannten Kölner Salsa-Lehrer Srini, lockten die Jugendlichen
circa 100 Teilnehmer auf die Tanzfläche des OT Nonni in Köln-Neuehrenfeld. Unterstützt
wurden sie von der Gaststätte Braustelle, Kölns kleinster Brauerei, und dem
Transportunternehmen Monjean-Transporte.
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New district hospital in Cameroon – ceremonial commissioning to general public


Cologne, 03. Mai 2012 – On time beginning Easter holidays, the hospital was ceremonially commissioned to the general public on April 3, 2012. „Our thanks go directly to Fred-Eric Essam for his tireless humanitarian commitment for the improvement of the living conditions of the local population“ said president Pascal Zoua of CODEBO, the local village development community, in front of a big audience. „The own luck is that of others“ said CODEBO director at the beginning of his speech and brought words of praise for his guest from Germany at the same time. He reminded the role the hospital will play for Zaklang and its neighboring localities  Pouhoré, Gazaro, Modjombodi and others. Continue reading

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