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MASS Design Group

MASS Design Group

Boston, MA

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Aerial view of Girubuntu Primary School
Aerial view of Girubuntu Primary School
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Girubuntu Primary School

Girubuntu Association is a non-profit school committed to the education of vulnerable and orphaned children in Rwanda. In the summer of 2007, Brooks Newmark, MP Essex, UK, visited the Girubuntu School with a delegation of British Government representatives and employees. Mr. Newmark committed to the education and support of Girubuntu including a new school campus in the city to replace the dilapidated existing facilities.

The focus of our approach is not only to provide a work of architecture to house the school, but also to partner with educational experts to ensure that the quality of curriculum improves along with the quality of the physical environment. By creating unique settings for education to occur within a mix of interior rooms and exterior teaching areas, terraced play spaces for children, and methods of improved education, the new Girubuntu School will provide a service to both its students as well as the Kigali neighborhood of Kabeza.
 

 
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Status: Built
Location: Kigali, RW

 
Interior classroom
Interior classroom
Playground
Playground
Playground
Playground

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