Category Archives: HOME for street children


toilet and shower unit

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!


workshop and storage

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.