Infrastructure investments add up to a brighter future
Breadline Africa’s goal is to help children do better in school by ensuring that they have safer spaces to learn in. It’s difficult to focus on learning when a classroom’s roof is leaking and the temperatures drop in winter. Teachers also struggle to help their charges when they are worried about the children hurting themselves on a broken board or rusty nail. Many units that Breadline Africa replaces are unsafe and cramped – hot in summer and cold in winter.
It is vital for children to learn in safe and secure classroom structures that are fit for purpose, allowing for adequate space for the number of children attending a school. Many pre-schools in under resourced communities do not have separate learning spaces for children in different age brackets.
In the library project, the knowledge that there is a dedicated space to read – to develop a love of reading … to lose oneself in a book – is invaluable. It’s a haven from the noise and demands of home and a doorway to a completely different world
Kitchens and Toilets
Safe and hygienic toilet facilities in pre-schools, restore dignity for both the children and the staff. Kitchen units allow staff to provide nutritious meals to the children in a safe and hygienic environment.
Often times a complete solution is required for a pre-school. We can provide a full pre-school solution which consists of two classrooms joined together, a separate kitchen and toilet unit, along with an office/ sickbay.
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In 2021, Breadline Africa began investigating sustainable structures and began implementing alternative infrastructure to our current container and prefabricated options.
While containers offer great re-use opportunities, they have increased in price since the outbreak of COVID and are also prone to rust particularly in coastal areas. Our Alternative Infrastructure Project identifies and pilots alternative building methods that suit different environments and contribute to our sustainable development goals:
In October 2022, Breadline Africa launched its first classroom facility built with BRIC technology. This patented concrete alternative has massive applications for ECD infrastructure provision in Southern Africa. An interesting combination of alien invasive tree
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