Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Project Architect: UNICEF Child Friendly Schools

Volunteer Opportunities

Location: Ganta, Liberia
Type: Design Fellowship

Architecture for Humanity in partnership with UNICEF is seeking a project architect to assist in the design and construction of an innovative school program in post-conflict border areas of Western Africa. The program will involve building two prototype facilities, a primary school and a secondary school, that incorporate the guidelines of UNICEF's Child Friendly School approach. Each school will include innovative learning environments, but will incorporate alternative energy sources, water reclamation, basic services play spaces, and will serve as a model for sustainable development in the region.

The goal: to support peace building by designing world class schools that inspire a love of learning and create a sense of harmony between the school, the surrounding community and the environment. If successful, the program will be expanded to include similar schools in the border regions of Western Africa benefiting thousands of students and teachers.

1 comment:

djinn said...

hi,i was on the lookout for architectural design guidelines to help a set of rudimentary schools in some slums of mumbai. thought that i should be able to access it somewhere easily.apparebtly not. any ideas?