Our current project aims to build an ecological and self-sustaining center for an orphanage in Cameroon
CASA is an NGO based in Edea (Cameroon), which holds the mission of providing education, health, and nutrition to the orphans, street children and elderly residents under its care. Already challenged by inadequate facilities and equipment, the recent death of CASA’s host and main financier has left the organization in a dire situation and in urgent need of a sustainable solution.
The project being carried out by our team aims to construct an autonomous center for CASA to become self-reliant. The design and techniques are based on principals of Permaculture and Earthship Biotecture:
- Construction using local, natural and recycled materials
- Bioclimatic design suited for the tropical region
- Rainwater harvesting and treatment of waste waters on site
- Renewable energy and self-sustaining technologies
- Food production through agro-ecology
- Training and medical facilities
- Activities generating revenue
After meticulous research and planning, we are now preparing to start construction in January 2016! We are still looking for funds, material donations and volunteers! If you would like to help please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Masé ma gwé me (thank you) from our team and the children of CASA!
The first phase of construction
Reciprocal roof structure
Wall made with muddy sausages, fibers and bomboo. All materials extracted from the site.
Eco-brikcs form recycled glass bottles, the bottles were inserted for extra lighting during the day.
Compost for organic waste