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Diary from Africa, Burkina Faso 
Monday 18 May 2009
 
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Constructing shelter roof outdoors 
 
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Jon Beswick progresses construction of children's shelter in Burkina Faso 

London architect Jon Beswick, 27, has left the UK on an epic 48,000km overland trip circumnavigating Africa, during which he and his travel partner, strategy consultant Charlie Curtis, will build shelters for HIV clinics and raise money for UK charity One to One Children's Fund. Until 24 February, Jon was working as a project architect for Sacks Maguire Architects on high-end residential projects in Belgravia and Hampstead with construction budgets of £2,000,000. The budget for each shelter, which he is designing, is only a few hundred pounds and will pay for local labour and materials. Over the next few months Jon is writing a diary for WAN and in his latest entry he describes the construction of his first shelter in Burkina Faso.

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