STP is the second smallest country in Africa. How could we contribute for the local social economy focusing on handcrafts?
We started a tutoring program in creativity and design for 27 local craftsmen from 6 different workshops. Among the 52 products developed within the program, we developed the wooden-carved USB pens.
The wooden carved USB pen allowed the involved craftsmen to earn the minimum wage in one and a half days of work. It also helped project STP culture worldwide, by generating news and exporting the product to several different countries around the world. Among numerous sales, the project provided the wooden carved USB pens to all leaders attending the 2007 Europe-Africa summit.
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