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Sustainable Building Project

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As recently as 2006, there was no general infrastructure in the vast majority of Sierra Leone including running water, electricity, roads, and functional buildings. Sustainable development is truly about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own need

SHINE ON SIERRA LEONE SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PROJECT

We’d like to introduce you to the incredible method of earthbag building that was created by architect Nader Khalili. Essentially, earthbag building uses materials such as rice bags, earth plaster (a mixture cement, clay and sand) and a thin layer of top cement, all of which are low cost and easily accessible to community members.

Next up for SOSL’s Sustainable Development Program is continuing the tradition that began this past spring when a group of phenomenal high school students from South Central Los Angeles and the Buckley School raised $25,000 for the new classrooms, went to Sierra Leone for 3 weeks, and built the actual classrooms. Continuing in 2011, we will have an annual 12 day trip to Sierra Leone for up to 20 volunteers where everyone get to know the local culture, the engaging people, and partake in building our future projects.

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