After almost 120 days of construction a new school was handed over to the community of Mathare. In 2012, when the ground floor was constructed, the children enrolled at the Why Not Junior Academy were 110. In the same year the extra-curriculum activities related to drawing, music and agriculture were started. The whole community actively participated in the construction, which was built with raw earth and bamboo, with a wooden structure. The project also included: the construction of an embankment that can defend the school from the flooding of the river during the rainy seasons; the expansion of the agricultural area available to the canteen which has now reached 700 sq.m.; the construction of new school desks; a training laboratory for the use of raw earth; and an artist residency.

School project: Gaetano Berni - Maria Luisa Daglia - Luca Astorri - Francesco Segre Reinach - Davide pedemonte
Collaborators: Giulia Celentano
Agriculture and dyke project: Fabio Campana
Benches and furniture design project Francesco Faccin
Photography project: Filippo Romano Progetto video: Silvia Orazi - Fabio Petronilli
Artistic dwelling: Giallo Concialdi
Video project: Sivia Orazi – Fabio Petronilli
Special guest: Lac (Laboratorio Arti Civiche) e Marianella Sclavi


Soon to come: the release of the book that will describe this long experience and the videos produced by Liveinslums.

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NGO thanks all the workshop participants that worked actively in the school construction and on the enlargement of the vegetable garden: Marta Balestri - Massimo Bazzana - Giacomo Coppo - Riccardo Conti - Alberto Martellone - Veronica Vecchi - Francesca Giosi - Anya Pirjevic - Claudia La Torre - Alice De Cesaro - Lionella Biancon - Liana De Miro - Chiara Dalla Sera - Francesca Ronco - Amanda Marquez - Rossella Arma - Federica Tortora - Giulia Cai - Fadim Seiman - Fabio Caselli

HEAD QUARTER Liveinslums ex-Opificio via Tortona 31, Milano / CF: 97558730152

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