CBS Blog

The CBS blog is written by staff members, volunteers and by CBS students. The various authors write about courses and activities at CBS as well as about daily life, the culture of Navrongo and their intercultural experiences and travel adventures.

The purpose of the blog is to provide an insight of daily life at CBS and in Navrongo to future volunteers, to families and friends of volunteers and to supporters of CBS / SFS.

Contributors so far:


CBS Volunteer 2017 Julia



Julia has a bachelor degree in social anthropology and volunteered at CBS from January till March 2017. During her stay she taught ICT to the students at CBS and provided computer courses to other interested people. She was also in charge of the Internet Café, attended customers and helped with the administrative work.




CBS Student 2016/17 Linda



Linda is a second year NVTI Secretaryship student. She joined CBS in the beginning of 2016 and will graduate in the end of 2017.







CBS Project Manager Melanie

Melanie is a social anthropologist and holds a MA in Development Studies with a focus on Local Development Strategies from the distinguished Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. She is a qualified trainer of youth leaders in Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation and has led youth projects in Switzerland, Ghana and Kenya.
Melanie is a Co-Founder of CBS Business School and the Co-President of Sono
Foundation Switzerland.




Elaine Jeanette

CBS Volunteer 2016 Jeanette

Jeanette is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was our first volunteer from the United States. Jeanette conducted a Public Speaking Skills class from May until July 2016. She also helped with publicity of CBS to the local community, writing newsletters and she conducted interviews for the newest CBS video on volunteering opportunities.





CBS Volunteer 2015 Till


Till volunteered at CBS from March – May 2015. He was teaching ICT to the certificate students as well as to computer class students. He took part in initiating a new Internet-Class-Project, a course which the students very much enjoyed and appreciated! Further, he supported the CBS team with their marketing campaign by going to the villages around Navrongo and at introducing CBS in different churches.





SFS Board Member Kathrin



Kathrin is a member of the Sono Foundation Switzerland board and visited CBS Navrongo in October 2014.








CBS Volunteer 2014/15 and SFS Co-President Tamara

Tamara  was our first long-term volunteer. She stayed in Navrongo from July 2014 to April 2015. At CBS, she was in charge of the Internet Cafe, attended to customers, provided Internet and computer courses to CBS students as well as other interested people. She thought ICT to the certificate students, took care of the administrative work and realised other projects like establishing a small library  at CBS.
In November 2014 she and Melanie, the co-founder of CBS, founded the Swiss association Sono Foundation. The aim of Sono Foundation is to support CBS financially as well as through volunteer work.

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