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A TRAINING VENUE WITH A DIFFEREANCE   Leave a comment

Here at the National Appropriate Technology Centre we have a new training venue that is a little different, and we think a little better than the rest. It does not provide hotel type accommodation, western style food or easy access to shops, clubs and bars [please note that we do not allow alcohol in the centre] that may distract your course participants.

 It does however provide inexpensive shared accommodation, good PNG style food and an environment that is safe, quiet and promotes learning. It also provides your participants with the opportunity to see and use a range of technologies that are being promoted by ATprojects in its many rural development programs.

 Located about 20 minutes outside of Goroka (and a 35 minute pleasant walk to the Mt. Gahavisuka National Park), the centre can accommodate 24 people (we can fit in a few more!), with a large classroom / meeting area and spacious dinning area. Set in the heart of beautiful surroundings the building demonstrates many of the technologies and materials used at the centre. For example the building is supplied with electricity 24 hours a day by the centre’s pico hydro power plant,

 Also if required it is also possible to hire our well equipped workshop to support the more practical aspects of a training program. We are also able to help you run your training by providing experienced trainers in a number of areas, for more information just contact us when making your booking. So if you are looking for a training venue that is away from the noise and distractions of an urban environment, our facility could be what you are looking for.

  

Posted January 1, 2016 by atprojectsblogs in ATprojects Centre

USING WHAT IS AVAILABLE   Leave a comment

This week the tank that holds the hot water in one of our wood fired hot water systems developed a few holes and had to be replaced. The only things we had available were 2 old gas cylinders, and with a bit of welding and a few pipes a new hot water tank came to life! 
 

Posted December 24, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in ATprojects Centre

FIBREGLASS PRODUCTION   Leave a comment

With the increasing demand for our range of appropriate rural toilets the fibreglass section of our production workshop is kept very busy making moulds and waste storage bins. We are very lucky to have two very experienced staff working in this section and it seems that no job is too big for them to handle  

Posted December 18, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in ATprojects Centre

LOW-COST MEDICAL WASTE INCINERATORS   Leave a comment

At the moment we are busy producing our low-cost medical waste incinerator for a number of clients around Papua New Guinea. This low-cost alternative to the very high-cost imported models is in great demand. Our incinerator which does not require electricity to operate is an appropriate option for rural health facilities. For mor information contact ATprojects at steve@atprojects-png.org 

  

Posted December 17, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in ATprojects Centre

LIGHTING UP THE BRIDGE   Leave a comment

The 16m all wooden bridge at the ATcentre now has 3 solar lighting units that light up the bridge every night. The covered bridge demonstrates what can be done at low cost with good design and the use of local materials.    
 

Posted December 3, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in ATprojects Centre

ATPROJECTS EMPLOYEES ENHANCE THEIR SKILLS ON EXCEL PROGRAM   Leave a comment

Enhancing your employees with the right tools and skills in the workplace is the way forward for the organisation. A total of seven ATprojects employees attended a session on Excel software.

Bevan Sharp, an Australian Business Volunteer who is currently attached with AT projects took the employees through the Excel software.

The session on Excel includes how to use short cuts, calculations and others that most of the staff were not aware of.The employees were amazed with what they have learnt.

AT projects Accounts Manager Hariah Frank thanked Mr Sharp for lesson learnt, adding that what they have acquired will go a long way that would help them in their careers.

Participants listening attentively as Mr Sharp explains.

Participants listening attentively as Mr Sharp explains.

From Left to Right; ATprojects Accounts Manager Hairha Frank and Austrlaian Business Volunteer Bevan Sharp during the training on how to use excel software.

From Left to Right; ATprojects Accounts Manager Hairha Frank and Austrlaian Business Volunteer Bevan Sharp during the training on how to use excel software.

“Even though we have used the software before, they are a lot of things in the program that we were not aware of,” he said.

He said these will also help them to work at a more faster pace than before because they have been doing most of the work on excel by longer processes in excel software.

Posted June 1, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in ATprojects Centre

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ATLOO FRAMES   Leave a comment

ATprojects workmen putting finishing touches to ATLoo frames at the ATprojects Centre Workshop

ATprojects workmen putting finishing touches to ATLoo frames at the ATprojects Centre Workshop

Having access to better water and sanitation facilities are important for good health. One way that ATprojects contributes to make sure that communities have access to these facilities is by installing the ATloo toilets, girl’s shower and tanks in the schools in Eastern Highlands Province under the SCHOOL WASH program supported by Oxfam International here in Goroka. ATprojects mainly installs 6 ATLoo toilets, a shower house for girls and 2 (9000 L) tanks in the schools where it conducts its SCHOOL WAS PROGRAM. Featured here are two of the ATprojects staff on the workshop floor producing ATloo frames primary schools benefiting the SCHOOL WASH program.