In the coming year we will retrofit a compound in Lagos Nigeria, creating a hybrid model to offer sustainable solutions to the urban resource crisis by developing low cost technologies for healthy and sustainable living, while cultivating social relationships and skills for stewardship of this system and its proliferation.
At the invitation of the Amayo family, the Amenawon Solar School Initiative is transforming a compound in Lagos, Nigeria owned by the late Amenawon Amayo, which houses a school, retail space and private residences. We will create a hybrid model that tackles the urban resource crisis. Developing low cost and sustainable technologies to access potable water, renewable energy, and other resources for healthy and sustainable living, we will also cultivate social relationships and skills for stewardship of this compound scale system and its proliferation at larger scales.
Working closely with the family and school, compound residents and neighbors, we will implement a rooftop garden and social space that harvests rain-water and solar energy by June 2015. Through workshops with community members we will investigate resources, needs, and desires and develop a curriculum and practices to cultivate green stewardship and increase access to needed resources in Lagos.
Link to blog: http://amenawoninitiative.wordpress.com/