Innovation Technology Center

Phase I Project Cost: US$15,400 - Fully Funded

key funding partner

 

Phase i components

  • Foundation - COMPLETE

  • Walls - COMPLETE

  • Roofing - COMPLETE

  • Zinc coating - COMPLETE

  • Wall plaster - COMPLETE

  • Doors and windows

  • Electrical wiring

future project components

  • Solar power

how we're making this project sustainably

We are using red clay bricks obtained from the soils locally for our building needs. The use of this locally derived clay soils for bricks have reduced our use of the high energy consuming mortar cement by 90 percent. We are also using local contractors and labor for all of our work, which creates a source of employment. The wood or boards used for roofing were obtained locally from the community. We have used zinc roofing that are cheap, affordable, corrosion resistant, self healing and have low maintenance regime. We have additional plans to use solar panels to power the ICT Innovation hub. Solar power is being used in the Koinadugu District in combination with battery storage.