Unfortunately we could not get to a common vision and agreement with all partners and had to leave the project with only having developed the site access, internal road, water system on 3 sites for agriculture, workshop base and a toilet shower unit.
We wish all stakeholder a successful future and the best for the kids of Fonelisco!
A short trip to Tanzania to meet with our partners Great Vision and Fonelisco!
We sortet the Container transport (finally on Tanzanian grounds!), visited the new land and rice project, talked to local farmers, government officials, measured land again and discussed the next steps and the proposed design – day and night!
It was exhausting but important – thank you to everybody involved!
Asante Sana to everybody involved!
Members of Fonelsico, Great Vision, Fundis and Community Members!
The toilet and shower unit was built entirely by a local fundi and his team according to our design and plans. This provided the opportunity to learn what knowledge and local methods are available among the specialists, to show their work is appreciated (when done carefully) and to encourage the sharing of ideas among ourselves and the local community.
It turned out a nice teamwork and discussions on design and material issues.
Main task of this of implementation was to access and prepare the site for the actual construction of the orphanage. The Infrastructure serving the construction process and is supporting the agriculture and food schedule for the orphanage.
Through meetings and discussions with beneficial organization, companies and governmental officials we could obtain valuable information and knowledge of resources available for the construction process. (Room schedule, material costs, electricity and drinking water options, team structure and ability among the labor groups).
We surveyed and measured the proposed building land to set up an accurate masterplan according to terrain, the organizations needs and governmental regulations.
We encouraged a fair distribution of jobs among the local community members and Fonelisco staff and children. We employed 3 Fundis (foreman, specialists) and their team, 4 Fonelisco members, 3 Fonelisco youth and about 12 people from the community in the actual construction process, food supply and security.
special thanks goes to dan, marion, jesko and great vision!
The set up of a workshop unit and storage serves housing farming personnel and security in the meantime. We put a new construction method to the test – casting concrete pillars and filling walls using the broadly available stones. The upper structure is made by treated wood and temporarily covered with corrugated iron.
Through ventilaton a fairly good roomclimate could be accomplished and the foundation for the container was laid. Specialists and youth of Fonelisco volunteered interested in the new way of building and members of the community were collecting and breaking stones. The building is equipped with a solar system for light and telephone charger and will be finished in the next phase.
Before buildCollective left Tanzania we had a nice good bye and hand over ceremony including food, drinks and an exhibition of Marions pictures taken during the construction process. All involved team members, Fonelisco and people from the community joint and picked their picture from the workshop wall.
We also took the group picture showing the Tanzanian collective and hang it in the new building to memorize the exciting time and keep the spirit until we are back for next phase !
meanwhile in Austria a container got filled up with sponsored tools and is now waiting to be shipped to Tanzania!
Thanks to FH Kärnten, Festool, baumax, Maria and others