Colleagues at London School of Economics and Durham University assisted by a former PECTIS project staff member compiled some excellent resident stories and background information on Namuwongo. A photo exhibition is running currently at the National Museum til 28 June: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427033427592361/
The particle board sits nicely atop the ISSB (stacked 7 high)
Today, we finally got to put the interlocking bricks to the test, do they work? Over the past weeks, students worked hand in hand with the help of the engineer and instructors to create designs that accommodated the use of interlocking brick to create furniture. Students split into groups designing either tables, shelves, a grey water treatment system or a french drain. The task helped the students gain an understanding of dimensions of the bricks, how they interlock and ways they can be used to create stable structures. An experience that will be useful in further community design using the bricks.
The PECTIS Community Liaison Officer Joel Ongwech shares his experience during the initial baseline survey: On the 10th April 2014, the project team started to carry out the baseline survey in the community of Namuwongo in Kampala. We did household … Continue reading →
Solid Waste Management Issues in neighboring Nairobi It seems that Kampala is not the only place in East Africa with serious solid waste management problems (see link above). The story is similar: municipal authorities are not able to keep up, … Continue reading →