"Getting local buy-in is vital in the project. The more we got them involved, the more we had a chance of these things becoming sustainable into the future.”
"The actual process was challenging - you learn so much. It's full-on; they involve you. I learned how they constructed it and why, from the foundation to the roof.”
Karen Parker-homeowner, Parker Residence
"Sometimes we feel overwhelmed with the many challenges that lay ahead. However, when we see the smile on children’s faces at the youth center, it motivates us to do more and makes it all worth it.”
Naomi Sato-Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center
"Amidst all our students, some may become lawyers, others become doctors or architects that help this country, and the first step is this school."
Wilson D’Or-headmaster,Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger
In March 2012, Architecture for Humanity initiated a partnership with Enel Cuore Onlus, a foundation launched by Enel (Europe’s second-largest utility company and a provider of sustainable energy around the world). The program, is designed to build capacity in rural and urban areas affected by considerable poverty and social disadvantage. The program aims to build seven community infrastructure projects in seven countries in Latin America and Europe. Through sustainable practices and community empowerment, this program will promote innovative development for local communities and build social infrastructure for the long term.
Learn more about this program >