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Designing a Child Centric Eco-Village in Kenya

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In our endeavor to create a transformative eco-village in Kenya, DesignOGC places the well-being and protection of vulnerable children at the heart of our mission. The design strategy is not just distinctive; it's focuses on being sensitive to the key stakeholders - the children. We understand that children are the primary stakeholders, and every element is designed with their care, comfort, and healing in mind. To combat the harsh sun, we've incorporated buttressed walls, while open courtyards and screened openings invite fresh air, making the environment conducive to their growth and development. Sustainability is a priority as we harvest rainwater and harness solar energy to ensure a climate-friendly setting. Our residences and schools share a common design typology, with shaded, semi-open spaces that provide flexibility for play, study, and relaxation, ensuring a nurturing atmosphere. These and more thoughtful elements blend seamlessly to create an eco-village where vulnerable children find solace, care, and hope.

When Women design their cities

LOCATION

SOY, KENYA

YEAR

2018

PARTNERS

XXX

With a deep focus on their well-being, DesignOGC humbly commits to turning this vision into a reality, one step at a time, one zone at a time, and one child at a time.

In Manyatta, a Kenyan informal settlement, women face significant challenges that hinder their empowerment and recognition. They endure limited access to education, poor health conditions, and barriers to capital and job opportunities. Regrettably, their contributions to the workforce are often overlooked, impeding their economic and social development. This pressing issue calls for urgent action.

We must implement pilot planning strategies and gender-inclusive policies to create social spaces and support systems that empower women. By fostering gender equity, economic prosperity, and social integration in Manyatta, we can transform lives and build a brighter future for the community.

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Designing a Child Centric Eco-Village in Kenya

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This project focuses on the future of Manyatta, Kisumu's largest informal settlement, examining its rapid growth, development pressures, and untapped human capital. Rather than employing a rigid "master planning" approach, the project advocates for "pilot planning" to allow flexible, short-term goals that don't limit long-term options, emphasizing infrastructural and gender-specific issues. Acknowledging the significant role of women in Manyatta's micro-economy, the project aims to empower them and change cultural perceptions, while also highlighting the importance of social spaces and policies to reinforce the settlement's socio-economic identity.

When Women design their cities

LOCATION

SOY, KENYA

YEAR

2018

PARTNERS

XXX

Celebrating and empowering the remarkable women of Manyatta, Kenya, through creative planning strategies and inclusive policies, fostering a positive transformation within the community and opening doors to new opportunities and prosperity.

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