Published: Sunday, 06 March 2016 22:12
Written by Isaías Hernando
Representing a group of Spanish entrepreneurs, Paco Toro and Miguel Muñoz travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to evaluate the feasibility of a joint project for the production and marketing of coffee.
by Isaías Hernando
18 January 2016. Fourteen hours and only 500 km separate Lukula from Congo's capital, Kinshasa. It was a long but interesting journey which begun under the sign of insecurity: the suitcases with medicines and change of clothes were lost during transit at Douala airport and arrived only five days later.
Along the way beautiful, exuberant vegetation can be seen, but not even a tractor, not to mention well-equipped agricultural establishments. There are also some coffee plantations, but semi-abandoned due to the fluctuation in the price of raw materials in international markets. Despite their characteristic joy, their hospitality and the enormous wealth of their culture farmers of this area of the Congo and their families live as they can, constantly facing great hardships and need.
Read more ...
Published: Tuesday, 29 December 2015 16:12
Written by Antonella Ferrucci
A visit to “the Voice School of English” in Malta: one of the very first EoC businesses distinguishes itself by giving priority to the relationship with students
by Anouk Grevin
Coming down from the bus we immediately spot ““The Voice School of English”, situated in Pembroke, a few metres away the sea. The modern and spacious Malta National Sports School houses the Voice during the summer months. Andy, who co-ordinates the students’ visit to Malta, greets us with a big smile. She does not only know all the students by name, as actually all the teachers do, but she makes it a point to see that they receive the care and attention needed, while she works very closely even with the host families to ensure the comfort and well-being of each student.
Together with Andy there is Vivienne, who has been working at The Voice since its very beginning 23 years ago; Maria, who after a long career in the Ministry of Education now offers her expertise as head of school, and Marilyn, who joined the school staff two years ago as director of studies.
Read more ...