Support the Dream to be Self-reliant and Free in Malawi
Support the Dream to be Self-reliant and Free in Malawi
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Commenced:
01/06/2018
Submitted:
17/06/2018
Last updated:
17/06/2018
Location:
Mzimba, MW
Phone:
+51950168880
Website:
https://web.facebook.com/SupportthedreamtobefreeinMalawi/
Climate zone:
Dry Tropical





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Support the Dream to be Self-reliant and Free in Malawi

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Rural, Community, School Projects, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational, Financial Economic

Project Summary

Earthship Biotecture and Non-profit, Empower Malawi, will build a sustainable community center for the people of Malawi. Inspired by nature, Michael Reynolds' Flower-Petal Design evolved from Earthship's disaster relief project in Haiti, and was implemented at Earthship's first project in Africa, Goderich Waldorf School, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The project, Kapita Earthship Community Centre, is to be the first of its kind in the area and will become a sustainable development epicenter for 38 villages and over 5,000 rural people in South East Mzimba district East Mzimba district in Malawi. The Kapita Earthship Community Centre is to house a secure community bank, a library, a dispensary for medical services and supplies, administration offices, classrooms for teaching children and adults, and a local food bank to develop food security. All of these are necessities that do not exist for the people of Mizimba, Malawi and the surrounding areas. The Kapita Earthship Community Centre in Mzimba, Malawi will replicate the success of Haiti and Sierra Leone. Earthship will employ sustainable technologies such as rainwater catchment and filtration, solar energy, waste water management, thermal cooling and greenhouse technologies. Earthship Biotecture and Empower Malawi will work together side-by-side with 50 volunteers and the local people of Mzimba, Malawi to build two of the six rooms of the Community Centre in order to train the people of Mzimba to finish the remaining rooms and to impart the people of Mzimba with the knowledge and sustainable practices in order to guarantee success for their future. The most important aspect of this project is that we will not be building the entire community center for Malawi, but only building 2 of an 8 room community center in order to educate the people of Malawi on how to be self-reliant and sustainable. We are currently raising funds on our indiegogo site for the project by donation and only have 25 days to raise 13,000USD for the cost of materials. http://igg.me/at/SupportthedreamtobefreeinMalawi/x/1698186 Recently, Eco-Archtecture and Design website, Inhabitat, did a piece on our campaign and our project in Malawi: http://inhabitat.com/earthship-biotecture-seeks-funding-for-sustainable-earth-and-garbage-community-center-in-malawi/

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Building community with Bioconstruction, Permaculture, and Sustainable Development

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