It is with great sadness that we share the news that Nathan Jones, one of our design fellows on the Football for Hope program, died on Tuesday in Cameroon where he was helping to build a community center.
The family, with help from Nathan’s colleagues, has prepared a website to celebrate Nathan’s life and achievements.
To share your memories of Nathan on this page, please email us.
Nathan was a design fellow with Architecture for Humanity. Design fellows commit at least a year of service to provide professional design and construction services to communities in need. He was supporting the Football for Hope program in partnership with streetfootballworld and FIFA to build the Besongabang Football for Hope Centre, in Besongabang, Cameroon. The project was mid-construction when Nathan contracted malaria. He died of complications arising from the illness.
Prior to starting his fellowship with Architecture for Humanity, he worked in a foundry at the age of thirteen and studied in UEL London and at the Center for Alternative Technology in Wales. He worked in different architectural firms in the UK, in an engineering and sheet metal company in US and Timber framing yard in Wales. He had great experience in earth construction gained from his work with an earth building construction company in Gambia.
Nathan was a wonderful designer and friend. He will be truly missed.
Learn about the Besongabang Football for Hope Centre
Nathan's facebook page.