AfriKids is a charity with ambition. Based in Northern Ghana, their aim is to be self-sustaining by 2018. Already they have more than 200 employees and associates out in Ghana and only 9 here in London. To make that number zero AfriKids are investing in projects that will generate income. Off to a great start, they already designed, built and are running a profit-making hospital. AfriKids latest project is an Eco Lodge to attract both local businessmen and tourists looking for a holiday that has something a bit special.
I’m delighted to be consulting on the design side of the project, as part of a team of very experienced individuals, all actively involved in and passionate about the development sector. Good design centres around being able to sit down at the table and have a proactive discussion about what a brief really means and how best to deliver the project to holistically achieve its needs. Yet a design team that engages that level of thinking is rare. It’s great it is happening here, on a project that is really deserving.
Meanwhile, AfriKids are hosting an event to introduce the project and give everyone interested in volunteering a chance to hear about the opportunities. This is being held at 6pm, Wednesday 10th November and further information can be found on the attached flyer.