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Universal education, gender equality and empowering women are vital components of the mission in developing countries.
Educating children helps reduce poverty and will give the next generation the tools to fight poverty and conquer disease. School also offers children a safe environment, with support, supervision and socialization. Here they learn life skills that can help them prevent diseases, including how to avoid HIV/AIDS and malaria. Children may receive life-saving vaccines, fresh water and nutrient supplementation at school.
Giving the fact that education is something to be improved in many underdeveloped countries, the project for the secondary school aims to be adaptive in many different areas and also needs to be thought in global terms, giving a solution to a problem that directly affects the educational system in the third world. In the proposals, participants have to adapt on using local materials, easy constructive systems and energetic technologies, in order to make proposals as realistic and efficient as possible.
Through your projects, the main goal is to:
Allowing children to access school and make them understand what improvements could they reach if they work hard on learning not only history, maths or languages but also in everyday activities such as agriculture or livestock. Another fact is that many of these children live without access to proper healthcare, and teaching them how they can protect their own health is crucial. Many common health issues, such as malaria, dysentery, respiratory infections and nutrition-related illnesses are preventable by simply making small lifestyle changes.
Study about what should their country’s society do in order to improve socially and economically. Education is particularly important to communities that are fragile or rebuilding. Education provides stability, structure and hope for the future, helping children and youth to overcome trauma caused by war, disaster, or conflict. Having a safe learning environment also makes children and youth less vulnerable to exploitation, kidnapping, and recruitment by militant groups or organized crime.
Contribute in the conservation of the environment
It is a fact that people in Malawi don’t worry about the deforestation. The aim is that through education, we could raise awareness of that huge problem. The deforestation in the hills is causing a major change to the landscape and to the climate. As soon as the trees are cut down, the soil is exposed to the rain and, in many places, most of the top soil is washed away into the rivers and eventually into Lake Malawi. This is leaving the hills infertile so that trees and crops do not grow well, and the soil that is being deposited in the lake is affecting fish stocks which, together with over-fishing, is causing a dramatic reduction in the number of fish that are being caught in the lake.
To achieve the goals set, and considering the fact that our secondary school will be composed by four academic years, the following program is proposed:
- Four classrooms: with a capacity of twenty-five students per classroom. Your school project should consider that in the future each academic year could be extended to three classrooms per academic year (meaning twelve classrooms in total). But, for now, only four classrooms will be built.
- Teacher office: a space where teachers can have their personal space. Only one office will be needed.
- Computers room: the computer room will be used to teach the students how new technologies can help them. Approximately 25 computers will be used in this space.
- Library: a place where students can do their homework and have access to some books and additional knowledge out of school time.
- Laboratory/research area: this space is where students will learn Science.
- Animal area: since agriculture is a main point of the country subsistence, it is important for the youth to learn from animals, plants and land cultivating systems.
- Multipurpose space: we can think about this space as a performance and adaptive area, depending on the activity planned to be done there: dance show, performance, exposition, conference…
- Dry latrine: since there is no current water provision in the country, they will have to use latrines as bathrooms.
- Director and secretary office: an independent space for the director and his or her secretary.
- Meeting room: to attend new student families, internal staff meetings, or external visitors.
- Storage room: a space where cleaning and school material can be kept.
It is also important to have outdoor space in between the areas. It is not mandatory to have all the spaces on an only construction. Keep in mind that, because of the cost and constructive complexity, in the villages of this countries they only construct one floor buildings.
Apart from this central program, you also have to take into consideration:
- Student dormitories, with a capacity of 100 students, divided by male/female rooms. It must include showers and a dining room.
- Twelve basic houses composed of three bedrooms per house, shower, kitchen and a dining room for the teachers family who will be living there.
Archstorming is calling for proposals to design a secondary school in Benga (Malawi). The winning proposal will be built. Benga is located in the Nkhotakota District, situated 10 km east of Lake Malawi and 30 km west of the Ntchisi Forest Reserve. It is 60 km south of Nkhotakota Township and 50 km north of Salima Township. Benga is located halfway of these towns, in a tar road.