C-re-aid is currently collaborating with a school in Nungwi, Zanzibar. We are in the process of realising a much needed library facility, which will serve over 2,200 primary and secondary aged students – predominantly girls.
This project has a dual purpose:
Zanzibar has a problem with pollution. Away from the luxury tourist resorts, an average of 96,000 tonnes of rubbish are dumped into the environment every year. Beaches are piled high with washed up plastic. Something must be done. C-re-aid has developed a sustainable building solution – The ECOBRICK. This affordable and ecological method will be used for the construction of the library. Through workshops and involvement in the design and building process, we hope to inspire the local community to use responsible architecture as a means of making a positive and long lasting change to their environment.
The library will be an invaluable resource for the students of Nungwi School. C-re-aid is particularly targeting female pupils. Due to prevailing gender imbalances, girls are statistically less likely to complete secondary level. This has direct correlations to reduced literacy rates, teen pregnancy, larger overall family size and economic insecurity. Chores, childcare and frequent overcrowding make it difficult to complete individual study at home. The library will offer these students a calm and focused space; supporting them to reach their full potential.
TACKLING TWO PROBLEMS
ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE
Access for the pupils and community members to
An equivalent of the weight of a Boeing 747 gets dumped uncontrolled into Zanzibar’s environment every day. People live their lives surrounded by waste; children playing in it, animals eating of it and people growing their food in it.
Waste integrated in the design
As a Belgian citizen, you can make your donations count as tax deductible. We will explain the procedure below in Dutch.
Voor giften die u doet aandit project kunt van de belastingdienst een deel terugkrijgen. Een gift is pas een gift als u er niets voor terug krijgt. Wanneer de gift meer dan 40 € per jaar bedraagt, ontvangt u in februari van het volgend jaar een fiscale vrijstelling.
Stort op projectrekening "Bibliotheek voor Nungwi", beheerd bij de Koning Boudewijnstichting, op rekening BE10 0000 0000 0404, BIC BPOTBEB1 van de Koning Boudewijnstichting met als gestructureerde mededeling: 128/2968/00022.
De Koning Boudewijnstichting verleent haar medewerking aan het project. De giften vanaf 40 € per jaar aan de Stichting geven aanleiding tot een belastingvermindering van 45% op het werkelijk gestorte bedrag (art. 145/33 WIB).
If you are an international donor, we suggest you to support us through our crownfunding campaign.
One of our ways to fundraise money for the library is through an international crownfunding page. We work hard to collect part of the total amount needed through this way!
Feel free to share our crowdfunding page with friends and family to get our project out there! Remember, every small amount is contributing to a bigger cause! Don't be shy!
FInd the crowdfunding page HERE.
Do you have a background in construction, architecture or engineering and are you looking for a new experience? We offer short term positions where volunteers fundraise for the library, before joining our team in Zanzibar to help on construction site.
Terms for the positions
Short Term (Zanzibar office)
(up to 3 month)
Positions available immediately
C-re-aid and the pupils of Nungwi school appreciate your support!