Building a Socially Responsible School
Location: Bankondji, Cameroon.
Client: Aumazo School
Aumazo’s primary goal is to make high school education and vocational training a viable option for girls in rural areas of Cameroon. Aumazo, a non-profit with headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, is determined to make a difference in the lives of the girls in Cameroon. The organization recognizes that, if given the opportunity, women can be the engines of transformational economies in developing nations. The primary beneficiaries are rural girls in Bankondji and the neighboring villages located in the west francophone Cameroon, where it is still uncommon for women to be educated and trained beyond middle school.
The program for the new school building for 100 girls includes an existing library building [red roof], dormitories, classrooms, cafeteria, kitchen, laundry, gymnasium, and computer classroom.
The school has been designed to incorporate sustainable technologies: Rainwater Harvesting-Potable Uses, Rainwater Harvesting-Groundwater Recharge, Natural Ventilation, PV Solar Energy Generation, Solar Hot Water, and Soil-cement dry stacked brick made with soil from the area.