Architecture for Humanity and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios have teamed up to help deliver school facilities to Lake Bunyonyi Community School in Uganda and have today issued a call for volunteers to help with the project. The Richard Feilden Foundation and the Buro Happold Trust together donated £25,000 for the first phase of the project which helped create facilities for 200 pupils. Now they would like to team up with one or two AfH UK volunteers to develop some of this work further to enter into the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge, with the Bunyonyi Community School as the school partner.
Although private, Lake Bunyonyi Community School charges very low fees and around 40% of pupils are admitted for free, being unable to pay. It is funded by its sister charity The Lake Bunyonyi Development Company, which runs a tourist camp on Bushara Island. Both organisations were set up and are run entirely by Ugandans from the local area, with no state funding.
By 2010, the school aims to have 300 – 350 pupils, dormitories for 250 pupils with one pupil per bed, 5 extra classrooms, staff accommodation on site, improved sanitation, and solar power, and to be a model school in its district.
Entrants will need some knowledge or experience of schools in developing countries, and presentation and computer visualisation skills are particularly welcomed by the team. All participants will be jointly credited with the submission. Submission deadline is 1st June 2009. For more information visit www.afhuk.org