MASONRY COURSE # 2 – YACHANA

PROGRAM: Earthquake Ecuador – Rebuilding the Future for Coastal Ecuador

DATE: From October 08 until October 26

RESPONSABLE: Yachana Foundation

Summary

The Yachana Foundation continues to provide training for people affected by the earthquake on April 16.  We are using the philosophy of “teach a man to fish”, providing a lasting training and not just giving “things”.

Our second training course was held at the Yachana facilities in the Amazon region of the country from October 9 to 26.

There were a total of 17 participants from two areas along the coast; Manta and Coaque.  The foundation designed three different projects; the substructure of concrete for a cantilevered deck overlooking the river valley below, the concrete steps and construction of a washing area for the lodge, and the beginnings of a modified walkway to some of the cabins of the lodge.  Of the three projects, the deck was by far the most popular and the best learning experience for the students.  It involved the preparation of all of the structural rebar to put in the cement.

Manuel from Manta said that “my house in Manta was damaged too much to be able to use on that night of the 16th.  My wife and three children are still living in a tent.  Working on the deck structure was the most interesting for me because it showed how little additional material it took to build a beam that is anti-seismic.  I can now apply this back home in the construction of my new home”.

Jose from Coaque said that “he enjoyed building the concrete steps because when he had tried before, the last step never all came out the same distance between the other steps”.

This course, as with the first, built a sense of camaraderie between the men.  They enjoyed visiting the Amazon of Ecuador that they had never seen before.  A point that was very important in this course is that they were able to work on projects that they could see the completion.

Each participant received a certificate from the National Organization of Tradesman that will help them get work.

The Yachana Foundation wants to continue with additional courses but it all depends if we can raise the necessary funds.  The participants cannot pay anything.  Future courses will deal with carpentry and electricity.  It is through support from donors like you that have allow us to provide these trainings that will last a lifetime.

Cknowledgements

graduated

Godparents

GODPARENT ACTIVITY STUDENT
  • ROTARY CLUB

Mr. José Changkuón Ayón

Ms. Mayra Villegas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •  CIALCOTEL

Ing. José Luis Alvarez

Sr. David Ortíz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •  AVANTI

Econ. Carolina Pozo

Sra. Anita Dávila

logo-rotarios

clubrotariomanta@systray.net

 

 

 

 

 

CIALCOTEL

Cadena hotelera en el Ecuador

www.cialcotel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVANTI

Impacto Social y Emprendimiento

www.avanti.ec

CASTRO DIAZ LUIS GIOVANNY

 

MERO NONURA JULIO CESAR

 

MOREIRA VELEZ WILLIAMS HERNAN

 

PARRALES RODRIGUEZ ANGEL MIGUEL

 

VELASQUEZ SALDARREAGA JOSE ALEXANDER

 

CEDEÑO MOREIRA VICTOR HUGO

 

DELGADO URETA VINICIO DARIO

 

ALVAREZ PICO MIGUEL ANGEL

 

GARCIA MANZABA LEANDRO AGUSTIN

 

HERRERA ALCIVAR RONNY JAVIER

 

DELGADO IBARRA PEDRO LEOMAR

 

RAMOS PARRA JULIO CESAR

 

HARO FRANCO ABDON SENON

 

BONILLA BUCHELI MODESTO RAMON

 

ANDY MAMALLACTA JOFFRE FELIPE

 

OLIVARES VALIENTE CRISTHIAN ROBINSON

Activities

Activities were the same than the Masonry Course # 1 held in June-July.

Photographic testimony

This is a chronological progress of the labors. (Click picture to enlarge)

Observation deck

Laundry stands

Walking road

Graduation