Build It International is working with WORKAID, Tools with a Mission and Tools for Self Reliance to send 200 toolkits to our trainees in Zambia.
The first community meeting was held on 2nd December 2009.
The aim of the meeting was:
The community agreed to prove the following roles before and during the implementation period;
The design workshop followed on 30th December 2009. The community members were taught what a design was. They were asked to come up with the key elements in a design e.g. light, air, space, orientation etc. Samples of the designs developed by other communities we have worked were showed to them to help them understand the importance of their contribution. This was to allow community input in the development of the designs of their own school. It indirectly creates a sense of ownership amongst them. In order to ensure that that the entire present community member contributes effectively, they were divided into smaller groups. Each group was asked to draw the design of their choice with so much creativity in it.
The community has already started gathering river sand. So far they have collected 20 MT of the 100 tonnes requested for (physically checked by BII staff).
In addition they will require 100 MT of building sand, and 100 MT of crushed stones.