Groundwork Projects

2018 P R O J E C T S

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Prior to construction, specific regional research must be carried out; in order to establish the most appropriate methods and materials to implement during the project(s). C-re-aid is in constant dialogue with village leaders, community members, the beneficiary family, and our partner NGOs. The information collected during this phase will then be relayed to our Groundwork students, who can incorporate the data into their design preparation. Our interns are also encouraged to conduct fundraising activities before their arrival; to cover their placement, construction and logistic expenses.


Upon Arrival

Interns will be introduced to their partner communities. This will provide the opportunity to integrate with the culture and environment of the village. Further research and site surveys can also be conducted. Several meetings with the respective project’s family will take place; giving both parties the chance to share and establish joint objectives for the final construction.

The Groundwork students are responsible for managing the entire project and budget. This includes: sourcing local workmen and building materials, arranging construction schedules and staff payment plans; in addition to overseeing the design and realisation of the project. Throughout this entire process, interns will be closely guided by our experienced C-re-aid architects. This is a challenging, but thoroughly enriching, experience for our Groundwork students. Interns will leave with a strong command of sustainable architectural practices; and a firm understanding of a construction site.



Students are required to complete an evaluation file, which addresses the following topics: project impact on the respective family and community, feedback from the target group, the construction process, and material assessment.

If conducting a Groundwork project as part of a formal study programme, students will also be required to compile a written report for their faculty.

C-re-aid strongly encourages our interns to deliver presentations of their experiences to their fellow colleagues; and to maintain their partnership with our NGO following the completion of their project.


The Groundwork projects can be conducted as part of an official degree module; and qualify for academic accreditation. Students wishing to complete a placement with C-re-aid as part of their formal studies must seek confirmation from their faculty.


Project Cost

Each project has a fixed individual cost. Further information can be found, outlined in the 'Project description'. The total project cost will be divided between the two international participants.

C-re-aid programme

Accommodation, full-time professional guidance, administration and building equipment - € 650


To conduct a Groundwork project, interns will need to apply for a business visa, upon arrival to Tanzania

- $ 250


Some universities offer scholarships or grants for programmes abroad. Check with your faculty.


Volunteers are allowed to collect funds to cover: the total project cost, C-re-aid program fee, visa expenses and flight ticket.


*Additional money fundraised in the name of

C-re-aid will go entirely to support the organisation.