Education Center Kpalimé

[Completion 08-2017 / Vocational education center / 295m² / Kpalimé, Togo]

As the project leader for this multi-year development assistance project, I organized the construction, obtained financial support from an Austrian governmental agency, and contributed to design planning, detail planning, and tendering for this education center.

The vocational education center, which offers sewing and batik training positions for 20 young women in Kpalimé, was conceptualized and planned by me and other members of Engineers Without Borders Austria (EWBA). The construction was carried out by two carefully selected local Togolese construction companies for EUR 37.000 under supervision of EWBA.

This demanding project offered me a chance to design a commercial building in tropical climate, and taught me some of the skills necessary to coordinate a heterogenous team across two continents in three languages with extremely low funding.

Learn more about the project on the website of EWBA (German).