From 8th to 17th of June 2018 a bioconstruction training within the “IVS 4 Climate Justice – Don’t Just Say It! Do It!” Programme funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU and coordinated by CCIVS took place in Lumbisí, District of Quito, Ecuador, hosted by CCIVS members Fundación FEVI. Fifteen participants were involved in both theoretical and practical activities, which aimed to introduce or strengthen their knowledge on the topic through a combination of formal and non-formal education. Representatives of la Brigada de Voluntarios Bolivarianos del Perú (BVBP), the Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID), Field Services & Inter-cultural Learning (FSL) India, ICYE Honduras, Subir Al Sur, Solidarités Jeunesses, SCI Catalunya, SCI Sweden, UTN Santa Fe and Fundación FEVI got the opportunity to live an intense experience under the guidance of UTN Santa Fe’s Professor Ing. Ariel González, and our non-formal expert co-trainer Borja.
An added value was also given by the presence of Patricio Cevallos, from the Catholic University of Ecuador and member of the network Pro Terra, engineer with much experience in bioconstruction; Don Virgilio, a local constructor which keeps building according to the traditional earth construction techniques and Alejandra and Juan José, two young architects from Quito interested in re-discovering Ecuadorian roots of earth construction techniques.
Two main objectives of the training were focusing on the local knowledge, both of Lumbisí and each organization, and giving the basics of bioconstruction to the participants. Following on from the training the participants will have a nine month follow up process as they implement what they learn from the training in order to allow the transmission to their communities.
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Credits to Filip Janevikj