Because bamboo can be social.
Educational facilities on the east coast of Nicaragua are very limited. This is due to a shortage of money and is complicated by floods, storms and hurricanes that ravage the region every year. In the remote village of Bum the old school building had become completely unusable. Children are now being schooled outside, when it doesn’t rain. Who has learned to read and write, has significantly better employment opportunities than those who do not learn.
In collaboration with the Stichting Samenscholen and the local community of the village BUM in Nicaragua we have build a bamboo school kitchen. The design has been developed to make the most use of the local natural resources bamboo, como negro (a type of wood), and palm leaves. The shape of the building is optimized for natural ventilation in the hot and humid climate. The roof keeps out the sun, but allows the cooks to keep an eye on the kids. See the process and result: