We Yone Primary School, Sierra Leone

SAWA were appointed as lead designer and project manger to deliver 500 metre square primary school, welfare centre and charity headquarters.

 

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We Yone Primary School – builds off road and off the beaten track  – Upper Dwazak Neighbourhood has no access by car only by foot you get to the school site. All building materials were carried on head for over 1km down steep slopes. The new school is over subscribed it is clear that hundreds of children still don’t have access to formal education is this area, despite being in hours walking distance of CBD of Capital Freetown.

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Teaching lime stabilised rammed earth block construction methods – building on existing block making skills – setting up a micro business which can bring employment and revenue to charity to help pay the teachers of the school

 

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Lime stabilised – rammed earth  – block construction – all earth dug on site – locally sourced

 

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Baggee – local hardwood – treated with wood preservative  made timber trusses which where lifted into place

 

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School entrance hall- arched gate way – earth + timber staircase connecting ground to first floor

 

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Front elevation photograph – Ground and first floor plan

 

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Circulation space upstairs

 

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Metal balustrade – welded onsite 10mm rebar to 1 inch box sections

 

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Kroo Bay – a community where WYCF works

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Community consultation

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WYCF George Brook School

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WYCF Kroo Bay School

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Community Consultation George Brook

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School Children being given food

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School girls skipping

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Two piece furniture – many classroom layouts – many learning experiences

 

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School location; hill top view to Freetown valley floor

 

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Central Courtyard – School Masterplan

 

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Proposed perspective view of the front of the school

 

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Design: Building Trust International http://www.buildingtrustinternational.org/

 

 

 

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Client: Freetown, Sierra Leone Charity http://www.weyonechildfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

 

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