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Children’s books for Ngi’ya

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Children’s books for Ngi’ya

In many rural areas of Africa they are in absolute short supply – books! Yet reading stories is a great way for children to learn a language better through play, to improve reading and writing as an important skill…

Open Day at Bayangam Technical High School

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Open Day at Bayangam Technical High School

In March, there was an open day at Bayangam Technical High School. The new TeoG-RG Bayangam was also able to use the opportunity to present itself and inform about Teog’s work. At the technical high school, the drinking water…

Project completion Ngi’ya

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Project completion Ngi’ya

Projektabschluss Ngi’ya

Small planting campaign of the RG Rhine-Main completed

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Small planting campaign of the RG Rhine-Main completed

On 18 March we were able to plant 75 wild cherries and 250 ash trees on the grounds of the Wasserbeschaffungsverband Riedgruppe Ost. Unfortunately, only 3 TeoG members were able to participate due to Corona regulations. Nevertheless, we are…

Project completion and Beach days

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Project completion and Beach days

In the last week a lot has happened again and now we are already sitting here in Cape Coast and doing the last necessary organizational tasks under palm trees and with the sound of the sea in our ears….

Workshop Assessment, Monkeys and Waterfalls

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Workshop Assessment, Monkeys and Waterfalls

The first week in Techiman is now over again and there is a lot to report. After we were picked up on Monday afternoon by a very nice driver of the hospital and dropped off at the Guest House…

TeoG meets Elephant

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TeoG meets Elephant

Our second weekend in Ghana brings with it a bit of free time fun. Since we meet parts of RG Sunyani on Friday evening and a member of RG asked us to come to an event in his math…

Mission Accomplished

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Mission Accomplished

It’s already over: our time here in Berekum. Exciting and successful, but also exhausting one and a half weeks are behind us. We used the last two days of the project to conduct final app tests in order to…

Work in Progress

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Work in Progress

It’s been a few days since we last reported here. This is mainly because we were in bed for 2 days with Travelers Diarrhea. On Friday we could at least already start the inventory of the devices in the…

Welcome to Ghana

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Welcome to Ghana

The time has come! We were able to start our journey to Ghana on Monday thanks to a good preparation regarding the entry regulations during Corona times. After a long flight we landed safely in Accra and were warmly…

Project implementation in Kenya starts

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Project implementation in Kenya starts

In less than two weeks, our German team will come over to Kenya to finish the implementation of the agroforestry and school garden project together with our partners from Stawisha Africa. The Stawisha team already started with the tree…

Final Report CMR_07 Well regnereation in Bayangam

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Final Report CMR_07 Well regnereation in Bayangam

Project part #1: Regeneration of the well At the technical high school in Bayangam, a 20 m deep well was regenerated with an electric pump. The cleaning agent “Wessoclean” was used for this purpose. The cleaning agent was dissolved…

Newsletter 4/2021 online

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Newsletter 4/2021 online

Now online – the fourth and last newsletter of the year 2021, with reports from Cameroon, Ghana, Peru and from our planting campaign 2021. Have fun browsing! TwB-Newsletter_IV_2021

TCB in Bayangam

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TCB in Bayangam

After months of planning and collecting donations in Germany, the TCB project in Cameroon was implemented at the technical high school of Bayangam (LTB = Lycée Technique de Bayangam) in November 2021. The project team arrived mid November while…

Clean Water for Nzindong – Project Completion in November 2021

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Clean Water for Nzindong – Project Completion in November 2021

Despite the ongoing Corona pandemic, our drinking water supply project in Nzindong was successfully completed in November 2021. First, a well with a depth of over 70 m was drilled in Nzindong, a mountain village in the west of…

News from Nzindong!

First parts arrived in Nzindong

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First parts arrived in Nzindong

On 4 November, we will start implementing our water project in Nzindong. At least the water tank and the components for the solar system to operate the pump arrived a little earlier than we did. Our local project partners…

TeoG hat gepflanzt

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TeoG hat gepflanzt

Projektabschluss des Projektes „Aufforstung in Schwarzenborn“ Am Samstag den 9.Oktober 2021 fand unsere TeoG-Pflanzaktion in Schwarzenborn statt. Mit 51 Pflanzwütigen ging es bei strahlendem Sonnenschein rein in die Pflanzkreise und ran an den Spaten. Gepflanzt wurden fünf verschiedene Baumarten,…

Newsletter 3/2021 now online

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Newsletter 3/2021 now online

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Well-packed heading south

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Well-packed heading south

Preparations for our projects in Cameroon are in full swing. In November, we will start the implementation of the drinking water supply in Nzindong, the well rehabilitation in Bayangam and the TCB project in Bayangam. Last week we prepared…

Conclusion workshop about agroforestry systems

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Conclusion workshop about agroforestry systems

The last work package of our agroforestry project was fulfilled on 10.07.2021: A public workshop for smallholders and interested parties in the newly adapted multipurpose building on the premises of the organic farm Sítio Orgânico Serra e Mar in…

News from Cameroon

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News from Cameroon

Our member Edgar has just come back from a preliminary exploration of our fourth project in Cameroon and is enthusiastic about what has been set up there by a few young entrepreneurs.    Over the coming months, Technology without…

5505 trees ordered!

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5505 trees ordered!

For our CO2 project in Schwarzenborn we could order 5505 trees in the meantime, 80% deciduous trees and 20% conifers. 1810 trees were financed here from our TeoG CO2 compensation account. A very big thank you goes to all…

Oxygen for India

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Oxygen for India

Our project regarding the supply of oxygen concentrators for India also found it’s Echo in the national press. We had a long article in the SZ end of May, see the full text (German) here.

Training center and educational trail under construction

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Training center and educational trail under construction

Our Agroforestry Project in Brazil has achieved another of its goals: the conversion of an existing shed into a multipurpose workshop on the Agroforestry System (AFS) site at the “Sítio Orgânico Serra e Mar” organic farm in Arroio do…

TeoG cleans up

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TeoG cleans up

RG Rhein-Main joind the Clean-Up Frankfurt waste collection action of cleanffm on 24.4.2021. With distance and masks, we collected fifteen bags of ways from Frankfurts foot and bicycle paths. Waste is a global problem, which we all can help…

Hats for kids with albinism

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Hats for kids with albinism

Together with the Albino-Care department of the KCMC hospital in Moshi we support people with albinism. We provided 300 hats, manufactured in Tanzania, for kids with albinism in schools in Moshi.

Steps towards improved education

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Steps towards improved education

Good news: We now got all laptops for the computer classroom in Bayangam/Cameroon. More than 30 computers are waiting for their trip to Africa. Special thanks goes to our friends in Munic-Freising! We will now update all laptops with…

Inspiration for TeoG-planting events

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Inspiration for TeoG-planting events

In Wehrheim in the Hochtaunuskreis there is now a “Bienenretter” machine, where you can get flower seeds as feed for bees, and on the other hand also inspiration boxes with ideas for climate protection. Now, this also includes “Plant-for-the-Planet”…

First harvest and further planning

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First harvest and further planning

Since the implementation of the agroforestry system (AFS) at the Camping and Pousada Serra e Mar in September 2020, we have observed the beginning of the growth of a highly productive and biodiverse forest, composed of more than 30…

Save the date: Planting event on 9.10.2021

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Save the date: Planting event on 9.10.2021

Get your spades ready: On 9.10.2021 the TeoG planting event takes place. Just in time we managed to get the cover image of the Forsttechnische Informationen, the members magazine of our project partner. so, save the 9.10.2021, share this…

Initiative in Bayangam

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Initiative in Bayangam

BIN (Bayangam infos net) started the action “Bayangam Ville Propre”, a local project aiming to reduce waste in Bayangam and to improve living conditions. The longterm goal is to encourage the inhabitants to keep the village clean. The part…

New project video for “Water for Eritrea” online

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New project video for “Water for Eritrea” online

While the current lockdown brings life to a standstill in many places, the Hamburg project team of “Water for Eritrea” has used the last months to process the many impressions from the last project trip in 2019. The result…

How to support together, despite crisis

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How to support together, despite crisis

Dear friends, As announced in the last newsletter, we wanted to provide you with a separate update on the impact of COVID-19 and the conflict in the Tigray region of neighboring Ethiopia. Both issues appeared on our all news…

TeoG Rhein-Main says Merry X-MAS!

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TeoG Rhein-Main says Merry X-MAS!

This year was quite challenging for all of us. Anyway, we reached quite a lot! In our project supporting a students home in Tanzania, we built a well which also supplys water for people in the nearby village. We…

Development cooperation in the pandemic year 2020

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Development cooperation in the pandemic year 2020

Dear friends, It has been almost a year since our last newsletter. A lot has happened in the world during this time; it is no longer the same as it was a year ago. Eritrea has not been spared…

Christmas Donation Ralley 2020

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Christmas Donation Ralley 2020

Make more out of your donation! This week, you can donate for our TCB project using the donation webpage of Sparkasse Erlangen, and Sparkasse will give an additional Christmas present to our project for everey incoming donation. This is…

Project work in progress

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Project work in progress

Despite the ongoing pandemic, preparations for the project were in full swing. The first project milestones were reached in August: 1.the technical project for the agroforestry plot was completed by our partner and Gustavo Tramontin. He is a trained…

Tulipata maji!

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Tulipata maji!

Water is running! The drilling team on the area of the students home got water at 150 m depth, as planned. During the next days, a platform for the tank will be made and the pumps will be installed,…

Well drilling for student home started

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Well drilling for student home started

This week, the drilling company arrived at Hombolo to start with the well for the students home. According to the hydrogeological measurement, we should drill 150 m, so we hope that we are done in 4 to 5 days.

KWF-colleagues support TeoG-CO2 Project with 2000 €

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KWF-colleagues support TeoG-CO2 Project with 2000 €

the workforce of our project partner, the Kuratoriums für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik, supports our CO2 project with a donation of 2000 €. We want to thank you all for this great support and are looking forward to the planting…

Two pumps on the road

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Two pumps on the road

TIme to move: after a first test the two water pumos for Nzindong and Bayangam start the journey to Cameroon. The pumps will be stored at one of our project partner’s until we are there. Unfortunately, our trip planned…

Construction phase in Tanzania about to start

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Construction phase in Tanzania about to start

Coming soon: the bricks for the students home in Tanzania are on shelf, soon the construction of the well will start. Thanks to the Merck Family foundation for supporting this part of the project! The well will support clean…

Movie of Workshop in Bayangam

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Movie of Workshop in Bayangam

Earlier this year we were having a Workshop at the technical High School in Bayangam during our pre-exploration. The local info-station BIN (Bayangam Info Net) posted a movie about that, see parts of it here.

Maths? Bright and clear!

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Maths? Bright and clear!

For our project supporting people with albinism we are currently testing different reading aids. Apart from magnifying glasses, magnifying foils can be used. We just developed a frame tp place a book in the right distance to the foil….

Pumps for Cameroon

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Pumps for Cameroon

This week we received the water pumops for our projects in Nzindong and Bayangam from KSB and did a pre-installation. We did this to test whether all sensors and connections are working, before we send the pumps to Cameroon….

Rough climate in southern Brazil

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Rough climate in southern Brazil

Already in the preparatory phase of our project, our smallholder partners have to cope not only with the corona pandemic, but also with unusual weather.

Ecuador in times of Corona

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Ecuador in times of Corona

Ecuador has been especially hard hit by the corona pandemic. Despite its small size, it has the second highest death toll in Latin America. Particularly serious is the fact that 40% of those infected are hospital staff. Furthermore, there…

Too many sunglasses?

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Too many sunglasses?

For our project in Tanzania, we are collecting second-hand sunglasses for people with Albinism. Even if the are last years collection, they can still help in Tanzania to protect eyes from UV light. All glasses collected will be checked…

We are reaching our goal!

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We are reaching our goal!

After many months of planning, developing and preparing, we are ready to implement the next part of our project. The main objective is to guarantee a clean water access to the villagers of El Cascajal in the rural region…

TeoG planting action postponed

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TeoG planting action postponed

TeoG planting action postponed to 9.10.2021

Water tanks in Sri Lanka installed

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Water tanks in Sri Lanka installed

Unser Wasserprojekt in Sri Lanka ist nun abgeschlossen.

The project is done and Corona calls us home

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The project is done and Corona calls us home

The last days have been very long and a lot has happened. From Tuesday to Thursday the construction went into the final phase and now we look a little bit proud of the finished work. The motivated welders arrived…

Holi Hallelujah

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Holi Hallelujah

As there is no work here on Saturdays, it was quite fitting that this was the rainiest day of our stay in Manekharka so far. Therefore we could not really use the day to explore the area. &nbsp We…

Almost Nepali

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Almost Nepali

On Thursday after lunch the impossible became possible. A huge chimney pipe has found its way from Kathmandu to us. Motivated by the fact that only one part is missing, we fought our way through the seemingly never-ending construction…

Break time

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Break time

After the success of the last days, yesterday and today we had to wait. The material seems not to have been in stock in Kathmandu and so we hope that it will find its way to us soon. Yesterday…

Preexploration in Nzindong successful

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Preexploration in Nzindong successful

On Saturday, Stefan and Franzi came back from Nzindong with lots of good news. With the help of a geophysical measurement, it was possible to locate a sub surface water reservoir and complete the planning of the pump. It…

And suddenly there was a wall

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And suddenly there was a wall

Yesterday, everything happened in a flash. The last three layers of the inner wall of the incinerator needed only three and a half hours. Now, with German precision, the heart of the furnace is standing. And the bricklayers could…

Saturday is the nepali Sunday

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Saturday is the nepali Sunday

After getting up early to meet the welder at 7 and finish the roof before it rains the next days, we had cookies and hot water for breakfast on the roof with a wonderful view of the mountains. But…

Working with view

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Working with view

Today the construction of the incinerator finally started. First came the welder, well equipped. The painted metal parts were carried up by foot from the nearby metal dealer, so that construction of the roof could begin. After breakfast here…

Light at the end of the rain cloud

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Light at the end of the rain cloud

After the cold night we were finally rewarded today with blue skies and a breathtaking view of the snow-covered mountains. For breakfast we had very tasty Dal Bhat again, although we still have to get used to the spiciness….

The journey to Manekharka

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The journey to Manekharka

Today we went to Manekharka. In a jeep we drove 62km long in serpentine into the mountains over mogul roads with small rivers, seemingly insurmountable puddles and stuck buses. In Bahunipati we made a short stop to check the…

First day in Nepal

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First day in Nepal

Yesterday evening we arrived in Kathmandu and the jeep from the hospital brought us from the airport to Dhulikhel. After organising some small stuff like a SIM card, we could enjoy the first delicious Nepalese Dal Bhat in the…

Volunteering “Stifterpreis”

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Volunteering “Stifterpreis”

“Volunteering is international!” The hard work has paid off! Our regional group was nominated and awarded for our project in Ecuador by the Städteregion Aachen’s price “Stifterpreis”. The price is remunerated an amount of 1500€. We have been invited…

MoU for Tanzania project signed

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MoU for Tanzania project signed

The planning phase for the student’s home in Tanzania is in full flight! Last month, the MoU with our partner in Tanzania was signed. There are still lots of work to do. Support us by joining our team or…

Trees for TeoG Planting action selected

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Trees for TeoG Planting action selected

The planning of our TeoG-Planting action compensationg our CO2-emmissions moves on rapidly. By now, we have selected the trees we want to plant in cooperation with the revier rangers and the KWF experts. We will plant sessile oaks, sycamores,…

[:de]Ein Jahresrückblick

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[:de]Ein Jahresrückblick

Ein Jahresrückblick Ein weiterer Jahreswechsel steht bevor und ein Jahr mit vielen Erlebnissen, Aufgaben und Herausforderungen geht zu Ende. Auf diesem Wege möchten wir uns die Zeit nehmen und auf das letzte Jahr zurückblicken. Für uns war es ein…

Rhein-Main backt

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Rhein-Main backt

Pünktlich zur Vorweihnachtszeit hat die RG Rhein Main wieder leckere Plätzchen gebacken. Die kreativen Kreationen werden gegen Spende abgegeben, damit werden die aktuellen Projete unserer RG unterstützt. Eine schöne Adventszeit wünscht TeoG Rhein-Main!

Save the date

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Save the date

Our planting event will be on 10th of October 2020 in Schwarzenborn

First trees for our CO2 project

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First trees for our CO2 project

TeoG Rhein Main mit ersten Trockenübungen zum Bäumepflanzen

Sustainaility at TwB

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Sustainaility at TwB

Since 2 years TwB owns a CO2-account; for each flight during our project work, money for the compensation of our CO2 emissions are saved. Now three projects done by the regional groups Ararangua, München and Rhein-Main will launch, which…

Straight outta Ecuador

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Straight outta Ecuador

Hola amigas y amigos, we just arrived in El Cascajal, a small village on the Ecuadorian Costa. The inhabitants here have welcomed us very warmly and are motivated to take their drinking water problem into their hands together with…

The time has come, folks!

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The time has come, folks!

The time has come, folks. We’re on our way to Ecuador! After we cleared up the last organizational things, we left Aachen yesterday with packed bags. The other members of the group surprised us with a big, touching farewell…

Not completely on our own…

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Not completely on our own…

Hola, it’s Paul and Luis – this time together again! On Tuesday we will finally start and we are looking forward to visiting the villages and making the first preparations for our project. We are not completely on our…

Trip for traces

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Trip for traces

Hola, this is Luis! Paul is preparing for his trip to Ecuador, so I will tell you a little bit about this country. As most of you probably know, Ecuador is located in South America and borders Colombia and…

“TewB? What’s that?“

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“TewB? What’s that?“

Hola, it’s Paul and Luis again! Since the foundation of TewB Aachen in July 2017 we have been hearing the question: TewB? What’s that? So that you can get to know us better, we are giving you a little…

It’s getting serious…

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It’s getting serious…

Hola, we are Paul and Luis from Technology without Borders Aachen! There is great news: Our first departure is imminent! In one month we fly to Ecuador to explore the villages Casajal and El Progreso. Both villages have no…

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15th & 16th March – Training and Handover

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15th & 16th March – Training and Handover

It’s all yours now! This sentence could finally be said today in a small ceremony at the incineration site here in Bolde. Yesterday started with a small function to honorably say goodbye our workers and thank them for their…

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13th & 14th March – First Light

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13th & 14th March – First Light

Finish Spurt – Direct translation from german meaning the last effort just before reaching the finish line The last two days have been exactly that. We constructed the last metal parts, build a door for the waste yard, raised…

12th March – Coronation and Wedding

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12th March – Coronation and Wedding

Bricks were laid, steel cut and welded, plans made – all for this special day. We started of by visiting the local stupa to view the mountains and take in the fresh mountain air. We then carried down the…

10th & 11th March – Eight Hours of Work and a leaning towards precision

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10th & 11th March – Eight Hours of Work and a leaning towards precision

The last two days have been full eight to nine hour work days filled with new parts, modified designs and varying degrees of needed precision. The last one gave us a suprise though. After taking extreme care while welding…

9th March – Welding the Crown

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9th March – Welding the Crown

The tasks for our team were straight forward today: Continue building the Waste Yard and weld the Top-Frame for the incinerator. Building the waste yard commenced directly after breakfast and with a short delay for preparations the construction of…

Holidays and other challenges

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Holidays and other challenges

Within in the next weeks, the TCB crew (Julian and Ina) will attend four schools in Ghana that have been equipped with computers during earlier projects over the last five years. This time, it is our aim to evaluate…

7th & 8th March – Send me an angle

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7th & 8th March – Send me an angle

Our last two days had able sunshine, slight winds and steady work flow. Now our foundation has the frame and truss for the corrugated iron roof, three layers of the waste yard and a door frame. Furthermore the outer…

6th March – Working with Know-how and in Sandals

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6th March – Working with Know-how and in Sandals

We started this morning with a mediocre mood. Improved since we finally had bricks to lay, damped by the fact that the metall had not made it in the rain last evening. And then the Crew started their magic….

4th & 5th of March – The Review: There and back again

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4th & 5th of March – The Review: There and back again

I am looking for someone to share in an adventure… Two eventfull days lay behind us: A misty morning gave rise to the perspective of laying around for a day with nothing to do, nothing to build and nothing…

Let’s go to Abodom!

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Let’s go to Abodom!

Within in the next weeks, the TCB crew (Julian and Ina) will attend four schools in Ghana that have been equipped with computers during earlier projects over the last five years. This time, it is our aim to evaluate…

2nd & 3rd March – Up and Down we go

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2nd & 3rd March – Up and Down we go

Breakfast was a bit different today. Instead of Dhal Bat or Peanut pancakes we had donuts – from the store. We jived them up with something called “Hiffenmark” – a type of jam made from rosehip (just google it…

29th Febuary – Brick by Brick

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29th Febuary – Brick by Brick

The night was as cold as expected but rewarded us with spectacular views of the himalayan mountains during sunrise. While we were getting a better view from the local stupa the hospital/village dog joined us. He took he favourite…

28th Febuary – Holes

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28th Febuary – Holes

The rain won’t stop and the work won’t yield either. A misson finds a way!

The first workshop (TCB KnoBo)

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The first workshop (TCB KnoBo)

Within in the next weeks, the TCB crew (Julian and Ina) will attend four schools in Ghana that have been equipped with computers during earlier projects over the last five years. This time, it is our aim to evaluate…

The first visit to the school

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The first visit to the school

Within in the next weeks, the TCB crew (Julian and Ina) will attend four schools in Ghana that have been equipped with computers during earlier projects over the last five years. This time, it is our aim to evaluate…

27th Febuary – Boldes Baselayer

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27th Febuary – Boldes Baselayer

The morning greeted us with a mild glow behind clouds, cold fresh air and peanutbutter pancakes with curry. Our preemptive scepticism was clear by an interesting but good and filling taste. Together with Dabindra and Dhan Dhoj, our bricklayer,…

26th Shipping up to Bolde

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26th Shipping up to Bolde

Today at 9 and after a last walk through the rice fields of Dhulikel we set out to our acctual project location: Bolde. We went with Dabindra, the lab technician of the health post, and picked up vegetables, rice…

24th and 25th Dhulikel Adventures

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24th and 25th Dhulikel Adventures

Our day started at 6 am on Sunday not to go to chruch but to see the sun rise over the roof of the world from the Lodge and doing some stretching. After breakfast in this breathtaking scenery we…

23rd Febuary – Arrival in Nepal

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23rd Febuary – Arrival in Nepal

Our travel to Nepal was a smooth trip besides some initial delays in the bus scheduels in Nuremberg. Once we arrived we were delayed for about an hour by choosing the wrong immigration machine. Having helped a few people…

Meet us at the 2. Hessischer Innovationskongress

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Meet us at the 2. Hessischer Innovationskongress

At the 15th of November, You can get in touch in Frankfurt! We will take part in the innovational congress organized by Technologieland Hessen as one of 40 exhibitors. Come over and meet more than 650 participants and learn…

News from Indonesia

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News from Indonesia

Florianus and Florian have returned from their Indonesian project and has new information and pictures that can be viewed here.

Foto Exhibition – Water projects in Eritrea and Uganda

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Foto Exhibition – Water projects in Eritrea and Uganda

From the 2nd of July to the 28th of September we invite you to our photo exhibition and we want to celebrate this with a vernissage on Saturday the 7th of July at 4pm. Together with the Art Initiative…

World Cup betting game

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World Cup betting game

Dear soccer fans, It’s that time again: In about two weeks, the FIFA World Cup 2018 starts in Russia. For this purpose, we are organizing another great betting game on behalf of “Technik ohne Grenzen e.V.” (Technology without Borders)…

Visit us @ the Night of Science 2018!

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Visit us @ the Night of Science 2018!

It will be late on Friday, 8th of June… From 5 pm till 6 am, the Campus Riedberg opens its doors for a night full of perception and surprises! Less theoretical, more applied science for charity – come around…

1000 Miles Run 2018 – The 2nd charity run of Technology without Borders (Technik ohne Grenzen e. V.)

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1000 Miles Run 2018 – The 2nd charity run of Technology without Borders (Technik ohne Grenzen e. V.)

***The facebook-post can be found here*** The regional group in Erlangen is going to organize the second “1000 Miles Run – The charity run of Technology without Borders” at the 10th of June 2018 to support four of our recent…

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Springtime Workshop

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Springtime Workshop

Our schedule for this year is done! We are up to start new projects enthusiastically. At our intesiv working meeting in March, we set our strategy for the next months and planed upcoming PR and Fundraising events. We’ll keep…

Thanks to mytaxi!

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Thanks to mytaxi!

Mytaxi supports our project Vocational training center in Cambodia with a very generous donation. The money was raised at a walking challenge, where 200 mytaxi employees walked “around the world”, so in sum more than 40.000 km. Congratulations on…

Travel Report – Sand Storage Dams in Eritrea, September 2017

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Travel Report – Sand Storage Dams in Eritrea, September 2017

Dear friends, In September 2017 we travelled to Eritrea to visit our project, and we want to share now our experiences and accomplishments with you. Upon arrival in the capital Asmara, we met with our project partners to discuss…

Inauguration of the centre and the flight home

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Inauguration of the centre and the flight home

*Since we neither had the time nor the internet connection to post our blog, this post is released after our return* On Thursday, we had a lot of free time since we finished the workshop with SADA on wednesday….

Oh how joyfully…

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Oh how joyfully…

…comes the Glory of Christmastime! On the first weekend in December, the efforts made during our winter workshop paid of – the RG Rhein-Main presented itself at a Christmas market for the first time! In a  festive environment in…

Winter Workshop 2017

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Winter Workshop 2017

Close to Christmas, we met for an intensive working meeting to prepare upcoming PR events. We were busy doing handicrafts, designing Roll-ups, modifying some presentations and – very important – baking and packing up cookies for the upcoming pre-Christmas…

How to build a database with SQL (MakerSpace)

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How to build a database with SQL (MakerSpace)

Informationen Lectrurer: Ralph Gutknecht Location: Technical Faculty of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Date:11.11.2017 Time period:10:00 am – 08:00 pm Inhalt The workshop took place in the course of our ongoing project of building a TeoG-database, wich should be build on SQL….

Rain and Wikipedia (TCB Togo)

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Rain and Wikipedia (TCB Togo)

*Due to bad internet connection during the implementation, the blog is a little bit late* On Tuesday Morning, the workshop for the members of SADA continued. After working all little bit on their CV, TeoG TCB and SADA visited…

Lots of Maths (TCB Togo)

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Lots of Maths (TCB Togo)

Although it was the market day in Gapé the workshop for the members of SADA took place. They had to face the most difficult subject so far: LibreOffice Calc, the OpenSource Version of Excel. Mathematics. Who likes it anyway?…

LINUX-Basics (MakerSpace)

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LINUX-Basics (MakerSpace)

Informations Lecturers: Johannes Schmölder, Lorenz Janke Location: Private address Date:30.10.2017 Time period:10:00 am – 08:00 pm Content The workshop was introduced with a short outline about the origin of Linux and the development of linux-interfaces. Guided by the instructors,…

Creating a CV (TCB Togo)

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Creating a CV (TCB Togo)

The weekend is over and Felix and Ina back in Gapé to continue their workshop. It started on Friday, the first lesson for the members of SADA Togo were the basics: What is a folder? Who was Konrad Zuse?…

Kick-off meeting in Erlangen

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Kick-off meeting in Erlangen

Do you want to get voluntarily involved into technical development cooperation in a great team? Do you have a high motivation? Then Technology without Borders (TeoG) is exactly what you´re looking for! We work on many topics, we´re always…

Preparation of the IT centre (TCB Togo)

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Preparation of the IT centre (TCB Togo)

For three days Felix and Ina have been in Gapé, a small village close to Lomé, the capital of Togo. After the implementation of Teaching Computer Basics in Tansania and Ghana, the two students went to Togo to realize…

Video – Implementing a Sand Storage Dam – “Water for Eritrea”

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Video – Implementing a Sand Storage Dam – “Water for Eritrea”

During our project journey in September 2017, Kai Gebel from Two Little Designers did a great short-clip giving a good overview of our work. Video and Copyright by Kai Gebel

Arrival of homecoming

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Arrival of homecoming

25th of September 2017 -Airplane-over the northern coast of Algeria- Our Deployment is over. Five Hospitals, 14 generators, eight Incinerators, twelve technicians, hunders of roadmiles and many happy, difficult and challenging situations later we are, with the slight wobble…

Arrival in Sogakofe

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Arrival in Sogakofe

September 23th This morning we got picked up by a driver of Sogakofe. Before, we were able to resume our project and our work in general. On our way to the final hospital we drove through winding roads, mountains…

Arrival of Fire

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Arrival of Fire

22nd of September 2017 Second attempt at Iniceration began like every other morning: Breakfast, walk to the hospital, find Felix, called Fire. He and his band of three went to the incinerator with us to burn the needle boxes….

Arrival of unexpected occurences

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Arrival of unexpected occurences

September 22th This morning we went to the hospital to work on the incinerator. Unfortunately we didn’t find our incinerator-man. After calling him we found out that he was at the emergency. We still didn’t know what has happened….

Arrival of smalls improvements

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Arrival of smalls improvements

20th of September 2017 We started our days today with all but the nurses. Our focus here reides on the medical and techinical staff. After inspecting the condition of the incinerator build in 2013 we strongly advised to considere…

Arrival in Kpandu

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Arrival in Kpandu

September 19th We enjoyed our last breakfast in Agomanya this morning and went once again to the hospital. We signed with the administration our memorandum of understanding and suggested some changes for waste separation to them. After saying goodbye…

Arrival of Repairs

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Arrival of Repairs

8th of September 2017 Today everyone was there. Our technician Francis, the freshly hired elektrical engineer David, Estate Manager Domenik, our driver, Sister Veronice(fromer head of the nuns), Sister Margrit(head of the nuns) and two genetlemen from the administration,…

Arrival in Agomanya

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Arrival in Agomanya

September 17th Yesterday we got picked up at 9 o’clock from our driver to get to the next hospital. After quite a bumpy ride we got to Kumasi and met the administrator of the hospital in Agroyesum to tell…

Arrival of Success

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Arrival of Success

15th of September 2017

Today was good.
Early in the morning we found out that the driver that went to Kumasi found some of the spare parts we needed and was on the way back here. Right after breakfast…….

Arrival of recovery

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Arrival of recovery

Fortunately we all felt better this morning. So we went to the eye-clinic. There are also two dental chairs placed by TeoG-members of previous deployments. We heard that one of the chairs is not working properly so we decided…

PRA Workshop successful

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PRA Workshop successful

The PRA workshop with Senana Brugger on the 12th of August in Frankfurt was a great experience for all participants. The regional group could improve the planning of the preexploration and learnt new methods of participatory exploration. So, the…

Arrival of unexpected efforts

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Arrival of unexpected efforts

This morning something was different. In the bathroom there was a slight breeze of disinfectant in the air. Right after breakfast we became an invoice of the John Deere dealer in Accra. He could supply most of the parts,…

Arrival of Frustration

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Arrival of Frustration

This morning after breakfast we called the John Deere reseller in Accra just to find out that he actually only sells parts of Perkins. But he said he will call some other seller overseas to find out, if he…

Arrival of Darkness

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Arrival of Darkness

11th of September 2017 Well what can we say? We took appart an entire engine. Everything. Right now outside there is just the engine block. Pistons, crankshafts and everything lays scattered around it. It was quite a day. We…

Arrival in the Parish

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Arrival in the Parish

Agroyesum is actually a lot different than Techiman- no Imans singing at 4 o’clock in the morning, no rooster screaming, no smog and no traffic sounds from the distance. This morning we went to the local church where half…

Arrival in Agroyesum

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Arrival in Agroyesum

9th of September 2017 10.04 am – The hospital pick-up rolls out. On time. After a long breakfast with scambled eggs made by Heiko, we toured the hospital one last time to take pictures and off we went leaving…

Arrival of the Farewell – Episode I

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Arrival of the Farewell – Episode I

8th of September 2017 Today was our first last day of work. In our two weeks here in Techiman we have collected quite the list of smaller and bigger achievments. The big green generator has been fitted with a…

Arrival of real work

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Arrival of real work

7th of September 2017 Last night it stared to rain – finally properly. And it didn’t stop until this evening. This mornig, as every other day, we started our work at 8 o’clock. We cleaned an old electric control…

Arrival of the Master

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Arrival of the Master

6th of September 2017 After our by now well known breakfast we walked over to our big green buddy. Yesterday during dinner we discussed our findings of the day and concluded that an issue for the generator is the…

Arrival at the green giant

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Arrival at the green giant

Looking back this day was actually really successful. We managed to solve the problem with the Cummins-generator. First of all we started of by looking for the appearing problem when turning on the generator. We managed to find possible…

Arrival of the Master

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Arrival of the Master

4th of September 2017 Yesterday night after a relaxing and fascinating weekend we could finally greet out fourth TeoG-Member, Heiko, here in Techiman. His working title roughly translates to “electrical-mechanical-engineering-craftsmaster”. In other words he had a three year apprenticeship…

Arrival in the Kindom of Yams

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Arrival in the Kindom of Yams

2nd of September 17 Yesterday there was a national holiday, so there were not so many people working. Actually in the maintenance-department we checked a few times but nobody was there to be found. Because we prepared for that…

Arrival of the Administration

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Arrival of the Administration

Our third day in Techiman started like all the previous ones: Toast, Tea, instant coffee and malaria prophylaxis. After that our plan for today was to further teach the usage of the medical safety analyzer to the technicians. This…

Arrival in Techiman

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Arrival in Techiman

On Monday we got picked up from Alonso, our driver to Techiman. On our way we picked up Sam, our Ghanaian team member and some bush-rats for eating. Seven hours later, finally (still alive) in the Holy Family Hospital…

Arrival in Accra

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Arrival in Accra

Akwaba in Ghana! After a safe and uneventful flight form Nuremberg over Paris to Accra, we were picked up by our friend Chris. He organized a taxi and took us to his hotel, where many TeoGs before us have…

Construction work started

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Construction work started

Finally, after a lot of effort and untiring perseverance, the foundation has been laid and the construction work for the first stage of the sand storage dam has just started. We are very excited to share this moment of…

RG Erlangen meeting takes place at Bürgermeistersteg today (26.06.2017)

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RG Erlangen meeting takes place at Bürgermeistersteg today (26.06.2017)

As we´ve got some leftovers from the 1000 Miles Run, we´re having a barbecue tonight at 18:00 at Bürgermeistersteg.

Go-ahead for the installation of the PV-system in Rabuor

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Go-ahead for the installation of the PV-system in Rabuor

Today, Felix and Nina of the solar team are heading to Rabuor, Kenya. There, a PV-system will guarantee an independent power supply for a school with orphanage and clinic. We’ll keep you updated!

Good news – Ready to start!

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Good news – Ready to start!

Dear Supporters, Dear Friends, we have good news: after quite some delay we finally got the approval for cement supply. This was an important hurdle to be taken for the project’s progress. For the scheduled start of construction work…

[Recycle Up] team weekend, 21-23 of April in Munich

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[Recycle Up] team weekend, 21-23 of April in Munich

Hi everyone! Brief reminder for our team weekend – if you would like to be part of the next Recycle Up! adventure in Munich, please leave your data in the spreadsheet by Friday 14th: https://goo.gl/Em7IUy Thanks to everybody who…

Inauguration and The End

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Inauguration and The End

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Weekend in Winneba

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Weekend in Winneba

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The last lesson

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The last lesson

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Teachers learning excel

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Teachers learning excel

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Meeting of the TeoG-Obrunis in Cape Coast

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Meeting of the TeoG-Obrunis in Cape Coast

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Powerfallout and powerpoint

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Powerfallout and powerpoint

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Switching schools and weekend

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Switching schools and weekend

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1000 Miles Run 2017 – The charity run of Technology without Borders (Technik ohne Grenzen e. V.)

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1000 Miles Run 2017 – The charity run of Technology without Borders (Technik ohne Grenzen e. V.)

Haftungsausschluss und Datenschutzregelung TeoGHaftungsausschluss und Datenschutzregelung TeoGHaftungsausschluss TeoGHaftungsausschluss TeoGThe regional group in Erlangen is going to organize the “1000 Miles Run – The charity run of Technology without Borders” at the 25th of June 2017 to support three of our…

Second week in Ghana (TCB)

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Second week in Ghana (TCB)

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Independence Day (TCB)

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Independence Day (TCB)

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First week in Ghana (TCB)

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First week in Ghana (TCB)

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The first lesson (TCB)

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The first lesson (TCB)

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TCB goes to its third round

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TCB goes to its third round

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[:de]ph-Messungen

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[:de]ph-Messungen

Die verschieden zusammengesetzten Böden sind nun so weit, dass die pH-Messungen durchgeführt werden können.

[:de]Sitzung vom 13.12.2016

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[:de]Sitzung vom 13.12.2016

In unserer gloßen Plemuns-Sitzung haben wir alle Ereignisse Revue passieren lassen und unsere anstehenden Aktionen geplant. Außerdem haben wir Neues aus den Projekten erfahren und vorallem einen schönen Abend zusammen verbracht! Danke an Chris, der tolle Bilder gemacht hat!

Our ways separate

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Our ways separate

Day 25, 26 and 27 This blog will be the last blog of Annika, Timo and Martin. Ok there will be other blogs. Timo and Annika will let you know how they experienced their journey back to Germany. I…

13th – 15th November: arrival at Agomanya

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13th – 15th November: arrival at Agomanya

Day 22, 23, 24 Yes, Ghana is indeed a country full of surprises. As we had finished writing the last blog we started to prepare for the so called farewell party. As I have already told you we did…

10th – 12th of November, final sessions in Agroyesum

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10th – 12th of November, final sessions in Agroyesum

Day 19, 20 and 21 Thursday 10th of November was going to be the most important day of our stay at the St. Martins Hospital in Agroyesum. We planned a big conference with the hospital staff to adress the…

7th – 9th of November, big challanges and hard work

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7th – 9th of November, big challanges and hard work

Day 16, 17 and 18 We all are quite tired today. We had 34 degrees and spent most of the day in the sun to do maintenance work on the generator. But the feeling after the physical work is…

4th – 6th November Agroyesum: In the middle of the rainforest

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4th – 6th November Agroyesum: In the middle of the rainforest

Day 13 – 15 Agroyesum: In the middle of the rainforest Our living room is furnished with two armchairs, two sofas, a big table which is surrounded by seven uphostered chairs. On the table there is a white tablecloth…

2nd and 3rd of November farewell and arrival

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2nd and 3rd of November farewell and arrival

Day 11 and 12 farewell and arrival The meeting with Christopher, the administrator of the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman, was delayed from yesterday afternoon to 7 pm. Chris let us know that he would like to invite us…

31.10. and 1.11.

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31.10. and 1.11.

Day 9 and 10 We are very proud of the maintenance team. The preventive maintenance training yesterday developed to a really productive discussion. As Emanuel, Techi and their team actually depeloped their own plan in cooperation with us, they…

29th and 30th October

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29th and 30th October

Day 7 and 8 How can you see the difference between a Ghanian sheep and a Ghanian goat? … The goat escapes from the street when a car is coming! The street we used to go to Kintampo starts…

27th and 28th October

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27th and 28th October

Day 5 and 6 It´s Friday! So after finishing this blog there is weekend! But first I have to tell about the last two exhausting but also quite motivating days. Yesterday morning right at the office Annika and I…

Update: 26th October

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Update: 26th October

Day 5 After we had finished our reporting yesterday, we clarified as usual the question: who want´s to be the first to take a shower? It was me. I fetched my towel, hurried to the shower and … noticed…

Update: 25th October

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Update: 25th October

Our 4th day started with a very special breakfast, bananacake with Ghanaian bananas! You can aktually not imagine how good Ghanaian fruits taste until you have tried by yourself! As we had planned very well our schedule for today,…

Update 24th October

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Update 24th October

Day 3 Our first day in actions started with meeting a lot of people. First of all we could welcome another member in our team: Nash from the regional group in Sunyani. After that our team of four people…

Update: 23rd October

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Update: 23rd October

It is 9 pm and we have just discussed our plan for the following days. We, that are Annika, Timo and me (Martin). We are sitting in front of the guest house at the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman,…

The show must go on!

Dialogue board & business conference Eritrea in Berlin

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Dialogue board & business conference Eritrea in Berlin

Our meeting with Yemane Gebreab, advisor of the president of Eritrea 25 years after its declaration of independence, Eritrea is in the focus of international interest more than ever before: On the one hand, it still finds itself amidst…

RG presentation

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RG presentation

Thursday the 20th of october at 7:00 pm we want to present us to all interested in room 219 MB/UT at OTH-AW. Everyone who is interested in joining us or wants more information about TeoG is invited. In half…

Cement as limiting factor

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Cement as limiting factor

Even though all the arrangements for the start of the dam’s construction in Eritrea have been made, unfortunately the beginning of our project had to be slightly delayed. The cement required for the construction of the dam could not…

First day of work

We arrived!

Training at Sirona

Update 24. August: Training day

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Update 24. August: Training day

Third burning today. Their work is semi autonomous by now. We stand back, give advice and correct small mistakes while directing the focus on the important tasks during the burning. The amount of smoke has been drastically reduced with…

Update 22nd August – Fire in the hole

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Update 22nd August – Fire in the hole

Here we go again! The hospital had collected two days worth of trash and this morning it was time to fire it up! Or so we thought. there was a water guard to be installed on the chimney to…

Update: 20th August – Light my Fire

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Update: 20th August – Light my Fire

We build a massive tube and made it smoke. The colors of the rain forest seem brighter today and the song of the birds more rhythmic. We are all very relaxed and enjoy the sunshine. There is a generally…

Update 19. August: Skyscraping

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Update 19. August: Skyscraping

It is late Our incinerator has a chimney now, and all welding is finished. out chimney got a paint job and we will do the first burning on monday stay tuned!

Update 17. August: Striding steady

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Update 17. August: Striding steady

At the end of the day, we have made major improvments and feel like we have done nothing at all. It was a day so uneventful and yet so bussy. On the welding front, we have cut und welded…

Message from Haiti

Update 15. August: Shopping – Round two

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Update 15. August: Shopping – Round two

Today we took a day of our work to just cruise through the next big city and go shopping…. Just kidding: We bought further building materials for the incinerator and quite a number of trash cans. The later ones…

Update 14. August: Nagging without borders

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Update 14. August: Nagging without borders

After the early morning coffee(we start to early to get a real breakfast) we set of for through the morning dew to hospital. Our way is about five minutes and gives a stunning view into the valleys of the…