The Gambia: Build 4 Good
The project promotes the use of earth as a sustainable building material alternative to beach sand in The Gambia. This directly contributes to the reduction of sand mining in the coastal zones and therefore coastal erosion which has threatened coastal lives.
The Build 4 Good Project establishes a Centre of Excellence in partnership with the Gambia Earth Builders Association, which houses a secretariat, hosts training sessions, and facilitates activities to promote of the use of compressed stabilised earth blocks as an alternative building material. The intervention aims to showcase the technology and change perceptions around compressed stabilised earth blocks as the building material of choice. At the same time, the project will improve the knowledge and skills of Gambian women and youth in earth building. Vocational training programmes in block making and masonry are tailored to create sustainable jobs and income.