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RUBENGERA REFECTORY PROJECT

The first part of the Rubengera masterplan is underway with the new refectory and kitchens the first buildings to start on site. Thanks to architect volunteers Tim and Henry who have been out to Rwanda earlier this year to help drive the project forward.

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ST MULUMBA TEACHER'S HOUSE PUBLISHED IN AJ

The teacher's house designed and contructed in collaboration HYT Uganda, has been published in the Archtitect's Journal. The small rural dwelling for staff at St Mulumba Primary school, built out of Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks has received positive feedback from the first inhabitants and set a precedent for future models which HYT have gone on to adapt at ther sites. More in the article here.

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ST MULUMBA TEACHER’S HOUSE ON SITE

RFF volunteers Anja and Nathan head out to Kamuli, Eastern Uganda to see the teacher’s house they’ve designed for St Mulumba Primary school during construction. Some very promising results from the ISSB screen wall details. More information to follow on our projects page.

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COMPLETION OF MZUZU UNIVERSITY TRAINING CLINIC PHASE 2

JUNE 2015

Check out the full report on Jonny's blog, Mzungu in Mzuzu.

NEW GENERATION WORKSHOP

Thanks to FCBS and Maxfordham for taking part in an initial design workshop with Diuedonne from New Generation who is visiting the UK from Burundi.

We look forward to progressing strategic design to move the street children charity's facilities to a new site in Bujumbura.

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PHASE 2 OF LAKE BUNYONYI DORMITORY COMPLETE!

Three volunteers from Buro Happold and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios have done a superb job finishing up the second phase of the two-storey dormitory at Lake Bunyonyi Community school. New classrooms have been completed in the lower ground of the building with the boys dormitory area on the first floor. Well done to Deborah Smith, Roland Vink and Nathan Ovens for you fantastic efforts.

TEN YEARS OF THE RICHARD FEILDEN FOUNDATION

2005-2015: Reflecting on what we have achieved and projecting to the future.

 

We are celebrating 10 years since we set up the Foundation in honour of Richard Feilden and what has been a fruitful decade it has been! Thanks to your support and interest along the way we’ve learnt so much on our journey to developing our first five educational projects in Africa. We’d be delighted if you could join us for an evening of story-telling, idea-sharing and discussion to commemorate this special anniversary on Wednesday 7th October 2015, 6.30pm at FCBS London. Please RSVP to events@fcbstudios.com.

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PROJECT RESEARCH TRIP TO UGANDA

RFF Project facilitator Freya returned to Uganda to follow up on potential leads to collaborate with HYT Uganda on an ISSB building in Kamuli district, and visits the flood-hit mining town of Kilembe in Kasese district to meet with stakeholders about the possibility to rebuild a destroyed primary school.

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ST MULUMBA BLOG

Thanks to Charlie at HYT Uganda for his great blog entry on the St Mulumba teacher's house!

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BURUNDI CRISIS

Our thoughts are with our Burundian friends and collaborators during this difficult time.  May everyone stay safe as we hope for an imminent end to the violence and that peace may quickly ensue. There are many campaigns aiding victims of the political unrest, if you wish to offer your support to displaced Burundian refugees here is a suggestion

https://donate.oxfam.org.uk/emergency/burundi

DIEUDONNE FROM NEW GENERATION (BURUNDI) SPEAKS AT FCBS LONDON

Thank you to Dieudonne, founder of New Generation, for sharing his story during charismatic

presentation of New Generation’s work and achievements. In particular, special guests Innocent and Eric, both former street children in Bujumbura, shared their experience as finalists in the Street Child World Cup in Brazil.

 

For more information please see their website http://newgenerationburundi.org/about/ and check out this beautiful short film narrating their cause and story http://streetaction.org/who-we-are/our-campaigns/new-generation-film/ put together by partnering charity Street Action.

MARTA COMPLETES LONDON MARATHON 2015

Martha raised an amazing £2000 for the Richard Feilden Foundation

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