• Short Summary

    The World University Service and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) have joined forces to build a school to train technicians in the Congo People's Republic.

  • Description

    The World University Service and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) have joined forces to build a school to train technicians in the Congo People's Republic. The World University Service, together with agencies from Denmark and Sweden, raised the money for the school, which is being built in Dolisie, 20 miles (about 32 klms) from the border between Angola and the Congo People's Republic. UNESCO has taken over the administration of the project.

    Students at the school will come from the Angolese Liberation Movement, or MPLA. The first MPLA members will start their studies in January 1974, but the school will not be fully operational until October. When it's finished, it will accommodate 270 students.

    When their training is completed, the newly qualified technicians will go out to work in the regions inside Angola controlled by the MPLA. Their task will be to organise the small industries in the villages in the area.

    Sixty Congolese workers are engaged on the project, under the supervision of two Danes, Mogens Petersen and Karle Holt, and a Swede, Finn Broman. One of their first constructions was a piggery -- the school will raise pigs to feed the students and teachers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAESR6U9ASV2SYV1MY5K82LS7BR
    Media URN:
    VLVAESR6U9ASV2SYV1MY5K82LS7BR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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