Arts + Creatives have partnered up with We Yone Child Foundation, a Sierra Leone based charity, which aims to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families through quality education and life empowering opportunities.
WYCF is developing a number of small scale infrastructure projects, with the help of public funding to enhance the lives of underprivileged communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. These include schools, hospital facilities and accommodation.
In this competition, we invited young Architects and designers to partake in designing a hub for volunteers and teachers that are a part of the WYCF team.
This is a great opportunity for a young Architects to design with real-life constraints and considerations of construction types, budget and client requirements, not to mention the valuable experience of developing the Project to be built in Sierra Leone.
We encourage designs that are sustainable, practical and easily conceivable and which do not require prior technical skills in construction. The successful entry will be looked at in the view of buildability, cost-effective and an overall enjoyable space.
The winning entry/ team will get the chance to develop their designs with the Arts and Creatives team to a level of detail for construction in 2022.
The new development will be an essential part of the volunteer programme which is an important part of the charity’s effort. The new WYCF Hub will be able to provide low-cost accommodation, an office space for the daily functions of the charity leaders and rental space for income.
All year around, volunteers from around the world visit the charity to take part in the programme. Their roles can range from teaching a class to working one-on-one with students with particular needs, to developing proposals, designing a community project or assisting with overall organisation administration – just to name a few examples.
WYCF has hosted several students from different nationalities looking for an international placement to fulfil their university requirements.
We Yone Child Foundation
We Yone Child Foundation (WYCF) was founded in 2009 by Santigie Bayo Dumbuya.
WYCF’s strategic priorities up to 2025 are:
High-quality primary schools
Access to secondary school
Equal opportunities for girls and women
Healthy families in healthy communities
Female empowerment and self-reliance
To find out more, visit the WYCF website!
£ Monetary Prize*
£ Monetary Prize*
All 3 3D Model Packs (Archi Hacks)
Isometric Diagrams Masterclass (Upstairs)
Post Digital Collage Course + Classical Human Cutouts (Show it Better)
1-1 Clarity and Confidence program + 1 year of ARCHLOGGERS Membership (ARCHLOGBOOK)
Unlimited access to :scale’s Notion templates for each team member (:scale)
Publication + Certification