The NGO Let's Build My School has organized a volunteer trip to Senegal and 16 participants of the competition from all around the world are participating in it!
We are so happy to see all of you working together for such a beautiful purpose. Santiago, the director of the winning team, didn't want to miss the event and has also travelled all the way from Colombia to spend the week with the NGO, the local workers, and the rest of volunteers. Check all the videos on our Instagram page!
THE WINNING TEAM FROM COLOMBIA HAVE TRAVELLED TO SENEGAL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE "SENEGAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL"
Carlos and Mauro are part of SOM Studio, the winners of the Senegal Elementary School competition. They have travelled to Marsassoum to help in the construction. They have brought with them the machines to make the adobe bricks they will be using in the school. Santiago, the director of SOM Studio, will travel during the next days and will be part of the official volunteer trip organized by Let's Build My School, where he will meet with other participants of the competition!
The NGO Let's Built My School spent this day doing some more tests to understand how to compose the free from concrete foundations.
Day 3 of the start of the construction: half of the school marked ✅ making of brick samples with laterite sand with cement and clay ✅ Thank you team, you are rocking it 👊
We are so happy to announce that the construction of the school in Marsassoum has started!
The NGO Let's Build My School and the workers have finished demolishing the existing structures that the plot had, they have also leveled the ground and they have tested the local soil to use it in the future to make the bricks. The adventure has just begun!
Note from Let's Build My School:
Well, here we are with some great news! We are happy to announce the start of the construction of our 3rd school in Senegal in January 2022…and therefore:
the 3rd edition of LBMS One-Week Volunteer trip from 21.05.2022 to 29.05.2022
The school is located in Marssassoum, Casamance which is in the southern part of Senegal. It is an existing high school, lacking from properly built facilities. It is currently made of woven bamboo walls and zinc roof. Due to its fragile structure, it collapses often, causing the classes to stop.
In 2020, Archstorming organised an architectural competition for us. Carlos, Santiago and Maurizio from SOMStudio in Colombia won the 1st prize with a design made of earth bricks. We are all joining forces to build this beautifully designed project for 135 students.
We will be recruiting 10 volunteers from all around the world. If you’d like to join us, please download and fill in the form on our website: https://www.letsbuildmyschool.org/volunteer-1
Please send it back to us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org . We will then arrange a phone call with you and confirm your presence on board!
Programme LBMS Volunteer trip 21.05.2022 – 29.05.2022:
21.05: Arrival Day. We will pick you up from the airport and drive you to the hotel where we will settle for a week.
22.05: It is a free day to rest, get to know each other and explore the surrounding nature before we get to work!
23.05 – 27.05: from 9 AM to 5PM we build together with the local team. Lunch will be served on site. No specific skills in construction are needed, only your good energy!
28.05: Resting day before departure.
29.05: Departure Day. We will drive you back to the airport, your brain and heart full of unforgettable memories.