Where are we now
We have raised £36,102 from small grants and fundraising towards construction of the CLC. CBC is designing the new CLC in two phases. The money raised is enough to build Phase 1, which includes a new classroom, refurbishing two existing classrooms, new toilets and WASH facilities, two covered external learning spaces and a community plaza.
Our core team has the expertise to design, plan and build the new CLC. However, a key aspiration of our project is to provide skills training to the local community, especially women, on the use of materials and techniques involved in safe construction. We are looking for the right construction skills trainer to join our team and deliver the training.
An indication of our team’s capacity:
80% funding already raised
80% expertise already found
90% materials / equipment already found
60% builders already found
Finance: € 9,650
To date, Community Beyond Construction has volunteered its designer’s time to develop the concept design for the community learning centre. The additional funding will help to support our design team as they develop the architectural and engineering design, and produce detailed construction drawings.
Greater investment in A&E will help us overcome the challenges seen in the first CLC and develop a solution that suits the local context, provides a comfortable environment for students, and leaves a dignified and safe building for the community to feel proud of. The concepts developed will be used to design and build many more CLCs, improving access to quality education for countless children.
- Construction skills trainer and site supervisor
Skills: PR & Marketing
Our core team combines committed community leaders with the knowledge to build, maintain and teach in the CLC, with Architects and an Engineer to design and plan for the successful construction.
Once we have successfully built the CLC at Pasman Tol, we intend to adopt and adapt the design principles to build other dignified community learning centres in nearby villages.
To achieve this goal we will need assistance in promoting the project mission and successful outcomes from the Pasman Tol community learning centre. In this context, a successful PR and marketing strategy is crucial to increase our reach and impact, and this is an area where our core team lacks experience.
We are looking for an experienced, multi-skilled construction supervisor with a trade background to help us implement vocational construction skills training with the local community.
The ideal construction skills trainer will be a hands-on, engaged and passionate person, who is excited about helping our team to develop skills training programs and work alongside the local community workers to develop safe, strong and resilient construction methods.
In return, the trainer will learn about the local techniques and construction methods of the Dhanusha district, and themselves learn how to construct with compressed earth brick buildings, woven reed mats and other local materials.