Volunteering opportunity – Learn about natural building techniques

Volunteering opportunity – Learn about natural building techniques

Call for Volunteers:
We have an incredible learning opportunity coming up at the end of the month in Delft, Cape Town.
We need hands to help build the Ulwazi Educare Early Childhood Development Centre, facilitated by the Natural Building Collective, partnered with Uthando South Africa and Ikamva Labantu.

Sustainable building at Ulwazi Educare with South Africa’s largest tyre building

The buzzing building site at the Ulwazi Educare in Delft, Cape Town, has set the tone for what is promising to be the largest tyre building in South Africa. The early childhood development centre (ECD) was designed in collaboration with award-winning sustainable...

Thanks for an awesome 2017!

“The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty.” – Roland Tiangco As the end of the year approaches, we want to wish you well over the festive season, and thank you for your support in 2017. You helped us finish the Delft...

We need your help with our crowdfunding campaign

We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign because we really need your help to finish building the edu-centre in Delft so carers from informal crèches can get training in early childhood development. We are busy building a passive solar, earth sheltered building out of...

Guest post: Hybrid alternative and natural building blocks at the Delft ECD (Early Childhood Development Centre)

In Delft, an impoverished township on the outskirts of the Cape Flats, local government is changing its approach to building early childhood development centres with a pioneering project showcasing a hybrid of natural building methods and up-cycled waste materials. By...