What´s new at Can-Products and in Lesotho? updated 13.12.2001
Summer is not really announcing itself since there is too much rain these days but the days are warm. People celebrated the independance day on 4th October and now we are preparing for Christmas as in other parts of the world. The popular annual Morija Arts and Culture Festival was in full swing and many more people joined as previously expected ent to Morija. The mood among the people was good and they are really enjoyed themselves. Can-Products didn´t participate this year since we are preparing for the exhibition in Berlin, Germany from 29.10. to 11.11.2001
The “Roof of Africa - Rally” was held from 15.11. - 17.11. in Lesotho and as usual there was a lot of interest among local population and international visitors. More info on www.leo.co.ls
On 2nd of September, the German Ministry of Development and Cooperation (BMZ) opened its doors to the public. A Can-house from EXPO was displayed with some can-furniture. Two presentation about the Tin/Can Technology including its advantages and potential for development were held. People were very intereseted also due to the fact that the presentation covered the daily life situation which people from Lesotho have to cope with and the soultion that the Can/Tin Technology offers to them.
More info on the Ministries website: www.oneworldinfo.de and www.bmz.de
BERLIN 29.10. - 11.11.2001
The German Ministry of Development and Cooperation (BMZ) celebrated its 40th Anniversary from 29.10. till 18.11.2001. Part of the celebrations are presentations of development work which are shown at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. A Can-house from EXPO 2000 was presented in the “Arkaden” at DAIMLERCHRYSLER and a hugh “One World” - Logo made out of cans was presented at SONY CENTRE, along with a small Can-fasade inside the SONY STYLE CENTRE. The media was very interested and gave the displays some coverage e.g. SAT 1 at 17:30 live on 7.11.2001. Part of the “One world Logo” is below during the production in Lesotho. Since we were running out of yellow cans, some kids from a dump side in RSA helped to collect them.