The Richard Feilden Foundation (RFF) partnered with local NGO, HYT Uganda* and are currently working on a low-cost teacher’s house at St Mulumba Primary School.
A common issue for many rural Ugandan schools is the long travel distances teachers have to make from other villages to get to work, especially during the raining seasons. Therefore availability of on-site accommodation greatly improves the teacher’s time in school, and therefore quality of education that the children receive.
You might also be interested to read 'Soil, Bricks and the RFF', an article by architect Anja Grossmann from the practice who volunteered out in Uganda.
*HYT Uganda trains young Ugandans in an innovative, carbon-saving building technology, giving them construction skills that improve education, opportunity and livelihoods. As part of their training programme, trainee builders construct a range of educational buildings in their home villages using low-energy ISSB (Interlocking Stabilised Soil Block) technology.
More RFF projects: Forest High School , HIV Training Clinic (Phase 1), HIV Training Clinic (Phase 2), Lake Bunyonyi Community School, New Generation Village for Street Children, Onwards and Upwards School, Ugandan School Design Guide