Jouberton Nursery Project 2009


The project will be under construction for six weeks from the end March to early May. The students taking part in the build have been asked to raise £25,000 to contribute to the total budget. The students have been setting up fundraising activities, but to reach their target other help is needed.

We are looking for donations to help towards the success of this project. These do not necessarily need to be financial. The project requires tools, machinery, building materials and after construction – educational materials. For example, cement, bricks and solar technology would all be very useful. Even contributions such as jungle gyms, slides, sand pits and toys would be welcome.

Please contact us if you are interested in helping.

Our thanks go to the following companies for their support.


isover Donated insulation for our lightweight walls and the roof.

Loaned equipment including drills, compressors and ladders to us at no cost.

Gave us their colour render product to finish the heavyweight walls.

Donated paint and timber treatment.

ABI, the soft drink division of SAB Ltd have taken on the project as a Corporate Social Investment initiative. They also provided free energy drinks to keep the team going.

Monetary donations:

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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.

Jouberton Nursery Project 2009 - Based on The Unstandard theme