Kesho Leo Children's Home
Arusha, Tanzania
Kesho Leo is a residence and community centre with education, social, and health facilities for women, orphaned children and the wider rural community of Sinon, just outside Arusha. With a small budget raised from donations and grants and a lack of skilled labour, the architect adopted low cost, simple building methods that could be easily followed by the local community. The three main buildings are linked by a covered walkway and are located against the southern boundary of the site in order to open up the maximum amount of land for agricultural use. The centre makes use of low tech passive cooling solutions and waste materials are recycled for use in the permaculture system on site.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Arusha, Tanzania
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