Weʼve raised £400 to Design, Travel + Build Cambodia
- Samrong, Cambodia
- Funded on Tuesday, 25th December 2018
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Alaa and Florence are volunteering as a part of Design,Travel + Build, Cambodia to help build the Agricultural Technology (Agri-Tech) centre!
The Agri-Tech centre is designed to teach the locals of Samrong, an underprivileged community, farming techniques which are more economically viable and environmentally friendly. This will help generate jobs, food and income for the locals and improve their local economy. Currently there is a vast lack of jobs in the area, resulting in people leaving school early and their families to find jobs in Thailand, as they are close to the border.
BuroHappold were involved during initial stage engineering input (Structural, Sustainability, MEP, Water, Ground Engineering) to assist GreenShoots Foundation in the design and construction of an agricultural training centre. Now that the project is at construction stage, our team, which consist of a sustainability consultant (Alaa Alfakara) and a geotechnical engineer (Florence Wong), would like to continue the support. We are volunteering, as we are passionate about sustainability and sharing skills to improve the quality of life for people. Florence was an advocate for knowledge sharing at BuroHappold as the Knowledge Sharing Representative on the Young Engineers Forum. It is very important to teach the community to enable them to upskill so they can become self-sufficient and pass on skills to future generations.
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Dec 7, 2018
Alaa, Florence - the very best of luck with this. Great cause and should be an amazing experience. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
Dec 6, 2018
Good luck Alaa
Dec 5, 2018
Good luck Florence!
Dec 4, 2018
Best of luck Flo!
Dec 3, 2018
Brilliant project! Can't wait to hear all about it, good luck Alaa!
Dec 3, 2018
Go Alaa!! Anna & Mark :D
Dec 3, 2018
Good luck guys :)
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