Sustainable Housing for Rural Families in Africa

by Association la Voute Nubienne (AVN)
Feb 20, 2013

First AVN workshop for Women

Participants at the AVN Womens
Participants at the AVN Womens' Workshop

On Feb 13th and 14th, the first workshop for Burkinabé women involved in the AVN program was held in Boromo. The participants came from 6 different regions of Burkina Faso, and included wives of VN masons, local 'champions' of the program, and future extension agents and 'ambassadors'.

This workshop, the first one aimed specifically at women, was part of the series of training and familiarisation workshops launched in Autumn 2012 under the auspices of the AVN Academy - set up for the continuing suppport and training of NV masons, entrepreneurs, and supporters and their families.  The workshop, run by women members of the AVN team in Boromo, was conducted in several local languages, and covered promotional techniques and issues, styles of VN houses, and sharing of experiences and ideas.

This first workshop marks a turning point in the evolution of the AVN Program, creating a direct engagement on the part of groups of mothers, wives, and daughters in the country in the active promotion of decent housing for their families.



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Association la Voute Nubienne (AVN)

Location: Ganges, N/A - France
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Project Leader:
Tony Kaye
Milton Keynes, n/a United Kingdom
$13,339 raised of $50,000 goal
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