10 March 2016, Lagos – The school that can accommodate a hundred students will not only continue to illuminate knowledge to the children but also help save the banks of Makoko with solar energy.
For over two years the floating school in Nigeria has been recognised as a successful development aid. It is now being subsidised to promote solar energy in homes.
It is in one of the worst slums of Nigeria that this beautiful floating school has emerged as a major initiative of development aid. The vogue building is located in Makoko, a shantytown of 100,000 inhabitants located along the Lagos lagoon some refer derisively to Venice Lagos.
Supported by the United Nations and various foundations, this school was created by the NLE architecture firm led by Kunle Adeyemi, an architect very committed to the development of his country.
Education and environment Basically, the project aimed primarily to bring in the best school infrastructure in Makoko and circulate messages about hygiene and the fight against multiple diseases wreaking havoc there.
But the building also applies and disseminates environmental recipes with the recycling of plastic waste and the conversion of biogas from organic waste.
And recently, the school that can accommodate a hundred students will not only continue to illuminate knowledge to the children but also help save the banks of Makoko. The Nigerian Ministry of Tourism decided to subsidise the floating school to equip the building and the surrounding area with solar energy.
It must be said that the sun appears more and more as a solution to chronic energy supply problems facing the country (though one producer of oil on the continent).