Events - in Africa

Building Workshop: SCHOOL in Ghana

When: From March 1st to May 30st, 2017

Where: Abetenim Arts Village near Kumasi, in the rural territories of the ancient Ashanti region of Ghana

Deadline: Volunteers will be accepted until spots are filled. Spots limited to 30 international participants

Who can participate: Volunteers worldwide

Cost: Food and accommodation $100/w.

Project Organizers: NKA Foundation and Alberto Figueroa Arquitectura

Inscriptions: info@albertofigueroa.com

 

Building Workshop for a school in Ghana

Alberto Figueroa, a young spanish architect, participated in the annual Iternational Competition organized by the NKA Foundation, and the Juror selected his project to make it true. It’s about the construction of a school in Ghana. His proposal consisted of 4 classrooms, for 20 students each of them. They are made of compressed mud. His design won a Honorble Mention and the Association wants to give the ground to build it. He, as the project manager, takes care of everything else. So he is the one who should get the funds and the volunteers needed to build it.

According to the young architect, the cost of materials shall not exceed € 9,000 but he hopes to get an amount close to 20,000 through the crowdfounding campaign that he has started, to cover maintenance (and if possible the airplane tickets too) for the volunteers who want to join him.

“I need thirty to forty Volunteers to come to Ghana for three months and help me build it. No need to have experience because it is a very simple construction made of compressed mud, bamboo and wood, and a small trainning will be given before we start to work”, says Alberto Figueroa.

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Courtesy of Alberto Figueroa Arquitectura

About the Foundation

nka-foundation-logoNka Foundation is a nonprofit organization in the United States that exists to serve underserved communities in Africa. They have a focus on human capital development through use of the arts, broadly defined to include visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, design, new media/film production, arts history, arts criticism, arts education, arts administration and curatorship, and emerging others. In 2009, it was incorporated as a non-profit seeking company under the laws of the Republic of Ghana to carry on the work of bringing together motivated creative individuals in arts and technology, arts groups and supportive others to create cross-cultural synergy for community arts practice and infrastructure to support their continued professional growth and enhance the social, cultural and economic vitality of rural communities. The Foundation will be registered and develop residency facilities in other countries.

About the organizer
_mg_9100Alberto Figueroa runs an architectural practice specialized in sustainable, beautiful and creative architecture. He develops projects across Spain (Zaragoza, Barcelona, Madrid) and internationally (Canada, USA, Europe and West Coast of Africa) Its mission is to create architectural projects that help improve the lives of as many people as possible.

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