THE TEGBAREID POLYTECHNIC PROJECT
An three year collaboration running from 2017 to 2019 - a training-the-trainers program to build capacity in the BME teaching staff of technical colleges from all 8 of Ethiopia's provinces.
Our volunteers trained groups of 20 to 24 lecturers on the repair and maintenance of a range of devices from ventilators to incubators and centrifuges. We were contracted to deliver this training by EP-NUFFIC through CINOP Global
Backed by the Ethiopian Federal TIVET agency the project involved practical training for lecturers from 9 colleges training BME students nationwide in all of the Provinces. Classes consisted of 20 to 24 Electrical Engineering lecturers for four weeks each year for two summers, starting in July/August 2017, plus another two weeks of top-up training in 2019. The Amalthea Trust were sub-contracted by CINOP Global to deliver high quality biomedical equipment maintenance education and training. Although Tegbareid had been running a three-year BME Diploma for some 10 years already they wanted more practical fault-finding and repair aspects to the course, which could then be rolled out across the country.