Sumba project

Status

Under construction in 2018

Location

Sumba Island, Indonesia

Impact

60 children ages 1-13 per school (planning for 100 in total)

Partners

Happy Hearts Foundation, Architecture BRIO

 
 

Potential for impact
Shortage of educational infrastructure has been fundamental in hindering Indonesia's socio-economic development. This applies especially in remote regions where between 13% to 38% of children above the age of 5 have no access to schools.

 

Innovation
Sumba school is a low-carbon prototype that can be scaled rapidly to satisfy future needs by providing new learning environments in climatically sensitive regions. The prototype is 50% lighter and can be built 50% faster than conventional buildings which require skilled labour and consume time.

 

Scaling
100 schools across Sumba Island are planned to be built in the next 5 years.