Posted by Cameron on Apr 15, 2011
Related program: GAMECHANGERS | sports micro-venture fund
Nelson Mandela says that sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. We agree.
Changing the world one sports center at a time, Architecture for Humanity and Nike are excited to announce another GAMECHANGERS Sports Micro-Venture Fund grant recipient -- the San Pedro Apóstol | Rural Sports Center. With a GAMECHANGERS grant, the design team + community will build a center that will be a foundation for the social, economic, sustainable and cultural development of the city and the community -- a hub for sport, recreation, entertainment, and commerce.
GAMECHANGERS empower the community, using sport as a mechanism to spur social change and/or economic development. Through skills training and workshops, the center will be built with the help of the local community. The design team will train builders in indigenous building techniques, using local materials and resources, while also providing the technical guidance to learn from traditional methods in innovative ways.
Last week, arquitecto joao caeiro, alix ogilvie + Nathaniel Corum (Architecture for Humanity), and Giovanna Carnevali, Pedro Salavessa, and Maarten De Cock (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya) visited the site of the rural sports center in San Pedro Apóstol and met with members of the Ayuntamiento Constitucional de San Pedro Apostolo.
Click here to learn more about the project, and stay tuned in the coming months as this sports + community center comes to life.