Green Academy Africa’s goal is to provide feasible infrastructure reforms to enable green urbanization. We aim to improve existing infrastructure in a secondary school in Yayu, Ethiopia, to demonstrate that green and sustainable infrastructure doesn’t always mean that one has to start from scratch. As an example, with renovated sanitary facilities, female students will be able to attend school more regularly which up until now, has caused most female students to stay home when they are on their period, because of a lack of hygienic facilities at school. In the long run, our goal is to build more schools from the ground up with sustainability and environmental compatibility in mind.
The renovation of the school in Yayu is based on the following five pillars:
- Rainwater harvesting and utilisation
- Waste management including grey and black water recycling
- Clean Energy supply applications
- Biomass production (in form of a school garden for food, fuel, or amenity purposes)
- A youth club as the underlying essential capacity building element and to empower youth for action.
The project will start with the installation of rainwater harvesting capabilities, to give 1000 students access to water on campus. With schools being a focal point of any community, the new Green Academy serves as a central and reliable provision of clean water and electricity, as well as a learning platform for the members of the community to empower themselves to become more green and sustainable citizens.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 1000
- Open to new members
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