31 Mar 2019

AutoCAD Experteer trains AIDFI personnel

In March 2019, another volunteer through the MovingWorlds website sponsored by Siemens Stiftung stayed with AIDFI for 6 months to teach personnel with basic to intermediate AutoCAD.

AutoCAD  is a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application. AutoCAD is used in industry, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, city planners and other professionals.


Stephen Green-Price was born in Manila, the Philippines and moved to the UK when he was 10 years old. He studied Civil and Coastal Engineering at Plymouth University and graduated with a Masters Degree. He works as a civil engineer in the transportation sector in London. His passion is in travel, seeing new places and meeting new people.

For some of the personnel it was their first time to use a computer, but their perseverance and great teacher would prove that it would not be hindrance to learning. After just a few lessons, some of the personnel were already flying through the lessons. The lessons were done twice a week each with 2-hour sessions. Aside from the lessons on AutoCAD, we were able to get lessons on Sketchup which would help AIDFI in designing 3D models.

In between lessons, Stephen assisted the surveying team converting manual practices into automatic calculations in Excel and other programs. He also helped finish the ram pump production manual to be used for internal training of new production personnel and for technology transfer. On trips to the projects (survey & on-going), he was very helpful with his drone and showed AIDFI the different uses it could apply to its work, some of the personnel were taught on how to operate a drone.