Feb 01,2010

Kawama Community School

<a href="http://www.builditinternational.org/portfolio-items/kawama-community-school/">Please click here to find the story of Kawama Community School</a>

Kawama is a peri-urban community on the edge of Ndola, close to the border with the Congo. In this poor community, few enjoy electricity and running water and there are not enough school places.

This project involved the construction of a much needed new school and resource centre for local community group Kawama Widows and Orphans Project (KWOP). The project was funded by the COINS Foundation.

The School building uses our unique Cool School design and is made from Parry roof tiles and soil blocks. One additional innovation is the use of Parry waffle flooring that gives a 40% saving in the volume of concrete used.

Since opening, the school has increased attendance from 212 to over 260. The new facility is proving to be an important part of the community. In 2012 we began our second Secondary School near Kawama Community School, enabling children to continue their education.