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Design is Everything

Design is Everything

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We started the new year in 4Africa by receiving a visit from Maren Moe Stokke all the way from Norway. It is only four months since the last time she was here. She is a clever designer who has been working with us in design development of jewelry products for a week. We are very proud to collaborate with her.

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The first time Maren visited 4Africa, she got an introduction of how to make paper beads. One of the ladies took her through the process step by step; cutting, rolling, gluing and varnishing. This time, however, Maren was the one to introduce ladies to new ways of making use of the traditional techniques. Together they experimented different paper sizes. The new sized beads were tested in existing products, as well as new designs. 

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There is no limit of imagination when we are working on new designs. Creativity and curiosity are the main ingredients to be used in the process. All kinds of materials and different possibilities deserve a try. The ideas are reaching new heights when Africans and Scandinavians are putting their heads together. Why not explore the possibility in leather? What about cow horn? And clay beads? Or metal, maybe?

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A week is not too much, so time was used efficiently the days Maren was around. Even the very last day in Uganda before she left for Norway, Maren and some members from 4Africa went to Makerere University in order to learn more about metal. Teacher Dorah showed her portfolio and displayed different samples of what can be done.

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The outcome of our design week will still remain a secret for some time, but we can reveal to you that we do not only have one new concept in mind. Fireworks of spectacular new jewelry are in store this summer!

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Power supply, Security Measures & 4Africa car

Power supply, Security Measures & 4Africa car

Trolltech Foundation is a Norwegian non-profit charitable foundation which aims to help people in developing areas of the world. We have been privileged as an organisation to be one of the beneficiaries of this foundation. Great impact has been realised with the installation of the Solar panel to reduce on the utility bills in case power is off. The Generator which is helpful in the production of products since power supply from the solar can not accommodate the machines. The Installation of electric razor wires for safety and security purposes at the premises and acquisition of 4Africa car which has eased the transport means of our ladies, now they arrive to work at the expected time and this has also enhanced their income in a positive way. All this is accredited to the Trolltech Foundation for the support towards the 4Africa.

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