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.
GV School partly built
SV Workers mix cement under direction of Karle Holt PAN ACROSS foundations
SCU Karle Holt smooths cement
CU Mogens Petersen
CU Finn Broman
GV PAN OVER Building site
LV & CU Carpenters work on building
SV INT African works in piggery PAN TO pigs asleep
SV School building partly completed
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Background: 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.