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Transitions and Cohesion Exercise
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1981 to train youngsters for priesthood in order to cater to the needs of the sacred
ministry throughout the entire Church. The Chanjale Appropriate Technology Center
(CATC) for 150 students was built adjacent to the seminary in order to share the
limited resources of the local church. The school trains young people appropriate
skills in environment, animal husbandry, carpentry, blacksmithing, masonry, health,
and sustainable agriculture. These kinds of skills prepare youngsters for future
self-employment. Upon graduation, these young people go to their villages to share
their skills with the villagers, assisting them to find the root causes of their poverty
and to find the possible solutions by using the natural resources available.
be proud of producing 14 priests, 7 brothers, and other professionally trained
individuals such as teachers, doctors, and economists. CATC has had a great impact
on the rural population. Most of the villages now plant corn in a line, figure out
spacing, and use animal manure. This has doubled their output.
rural region, have already met with their villages and devised a project to raise
chickens. Instead of people constructing their houses with mud, they use burnt bricks
and tiles. But perhaps most important as far as the center is concerned, is the idea of
agriforestry, a highly successful method of mixing reforestation with crop production.
Trees not only prevent soil erosion and attract rainfall, but they also provide fruits,
thereby contributing to a balanced diet for the villagers. Also, the center improved
fuel efficiency by 50% by using a charcoal stone with ceramic lining instead of the
traditional metal--"jiko." Everyone in the village is happy with this technology.
number of students from other villages. In 1988, both schools had a total of 225
students. Today we have 350 students and 550 villagers around the schools. The
increase in students has created an increased demand for water.
project was sponsored by Miserior, an agency of the Catholic Church in Germany
in 1989. At present, the demand on the water supply has doubled and forced the
students to desert growing vegetables and fruits. The reforestation project is also
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