School furniture produced in Africa, for Africa

Shanelle Hall | 21 March 2014 | 0 comments

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Comfortable, right-sized, durable school furniture is conducive to learning. Research, as well as feedback from children and teachers, however, shows that school furniture is too often unavailable in Africa. When it is available, it may be poorly designed, inappropriately sized for a student’s age or disproportionately expensive.

Importing school furniture from overseas and shipping it around the massive continent hasn’t been effective. It is costly, furniture gets damaged en route, and it doesn’t support the local economy or sustainability.  Because of this, we have developed an innovation project to help children access child-friendly, locally produced school furniture.

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