MASONRY COURSE # 2 – YACHANA
DATE: From October 08 until October 26
RESPONSABLE: Yachana Foundation
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.
- Global Giving Foundation – Donation and sponsorship (www.globalgiving.org)
Mr. José Changkuón Ayón
Ms. Mayra Villegas
Ing. José Luis Alvarez
Sr. David Ortíz
Econ. Carolina Pozo
Sra. Anita Dávila
Cadena hotelera en el Ecuador
Impacto Social y Emprendimiento
|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 were the same than the Masonry Course # 1 held in June-July.
This is a chronological progress of the labors. (Click picture to enlarge)