ALL OF OUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS USE LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS.
All of the materials used to build our facilities are locally sourced and sustainable. Aggregate is chipped from local boulders, and bricks are fired on-site using rice husks rather than wood to avoid deforestation. Landscaping provides shade protection from the hot sun, composting latrines reduce environmental destruction, and rainwater catchment systems take advantage of the long rainy season.
In a region where electricity is scarce, Africa Schoolhouse has brought solar power to the Ntulya Healthpost for nighttime emergencies and to run the computer lab at Mwaniko Secondary School. Perhaps most importantly, every job we undertake begins by building a clean, deep well for the entire community. These wells are built for long-term use, providing access to healthy drinking water and more sanitary conditions for generations to come.
Local Construction Team
Our construction team is a locally assembled workforce. They build everything by hand, without the aid of power tools since there is no electricity available. Employing and training local men and women teaches marketable skills that they can continue to utilize long after our projects are completed.