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Earth Design + Build Workshop Sierra Leone 2016

We are happy to announce that we will be in Sierra Leone to design and build a project made from earth. Building Trust have a number of sustainable design and build projects around the globe in 2016, ranging from schools and housing to wildlife conservation and healthcare. We are offering a hands on participatory workshop where you will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and understand more about humanitarian design while building worthwhile projects that will have a huge benefit to the local community. You will gain an insight into a number of building techniques and architectural styles while working with community and skilled workers. 

We are partnering with local NGO We Yone Child Foundation who provide Provide sustainable education and care to underprivileged children in Kroo Bay and George Brook.

You can see photos and updates from the ongoing school build (which you can be part of) if you follow this link.

 

 

 

 

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To educate on the principles of sustainable design
  • To develop a low-cost community structure within school
  • To increase awareness of the important uses of earth in modern day construction

This is a hands on course and will result in a new hall space for the school and community, you will learn on-site skills such as:

  • Cinva Ram brick making (compressed stabilized earth bricks.)
  • Wall building and brick laying with natural mortars
  • Soil testing and stabilization
  • Rammed earth form work and compacting
  • Lime plastering

We will also be running arts workshops with the local kids, making furniture and windows for the school

When: Sat 20th Aug - Sat 03rd Sept 2016

More details of the workshop will be announced in the coming weeks but if you would like to register your interest then please send an email to: info@buildingtrustinternational.org

...and we will make sure you are amoung the first to know more and reserve your space fast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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