"Getting local buy-in is vital in the project. The more we got them involved, the more we had a chance of these things becoming sustainable into the future.”
"The actual process was challenging - you learn so much. It's full-on; they involve you. I learned how they constructed it and why, from the foundation to the roof.”
Karen Parker-homeowner, Parker Residence
"Sometimes we feel overwhelmed with the many challenges that lay ahead. However, when we see the smile on children’s faces at the youth center, it motivates us to do more and makes it all worth it.”
Naomi Sato-Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center
"Amidst all our students, some may become lawyers, others become doctors or architects that help this country, and the first step is this school."
Wilson D’Or-headmaster,Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger
As a legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup, FIFA and streetfootballworld launched the Football for Hope program, with the aim of building 20 centers across Africa. The centers are managed by local NGOs, each having a specific program. All centers address health and education issues using soccer as a tool for development.
Architecture for Humanity joined the program to manage the design and construction of the community centers and the building of the soccer pitches.
By having a professional architect at each project location, working hand in hand with local consultants and the community, Architecture for Humanity developed 20 unique projects, each one specifically designed to fit the local context and answer the community’s needs.
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