In September 2008, two hundred second year students studying Architecture at the University of Nottingham's Institute of Architecture were briefed by Education Africa to design a sustainable nursery school for Jouberton, an impoverished township near Klerksdorp in South Africa, 250km South West from Johannesburg.
In December a panel of tutors and lecturers from the Institute of Architecture long listed the eighteen strongest proposals, three of which were chosen for further development. A team of thirty students consisting of twenty eight 2nd years and eight 5th years were selected to detail the overall winning scheme as well as taking up responsibility for fundraising, sourcing building materials and making travel arrangements to South Africa where they will physically build the nursery.
The University of Nottingham have so far contributed £60,000 and AngloGold Ashanti have provided a sum to the value £45,000. If you would like to support the project financially or think you might be able to help in other ways, please click 'donate' above or contact us. Every donation will go towards building a school for the children of Jouberton.