Primary School
Ntyeani, Mali
The school is the first in a series of five planned for the region. In this context the 'process' of making it - the community's involvement in the work - has proved at least as important as the physical outcome. Construction was carried out in phases. First a teacher was hired, then a temporary school was made of straw. While the villagers were producing the 9'000 sun-dried earth blocks required for the walls, a local enterprise started the foundations and metal roof structure. Finally the villagers completed the infill walls between January and March, when they were 'free' from their work in the fields.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Ntyeani, Mali
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Ground floor area: 190 m²; combined floor area: 190 m²; total site area: 190 m²
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Primary School
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primary school