Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Sierra Leone have seen civil war and destruction in the past twenty years that has devastated their institutions of government, as well as, their infrastructure. As conflict has broken out in one country, it has inevitably lead to the migration of refugees across the porous national borders to a more stable country; this in turn put stress on the infrastructure and peoples of the stable country, which at time produced further conflict.

In an effort to mitigate the cross-pollination of refugees, and to rebuild the crumbling infrastructure in these countries, the client devised an initiative focused on high quality sustainable schools and community centers along the borders of these countries. These schools would act as a hub for the local villages, helping them to weather any regional conflict, while also providing much needed schools and amenities for the surrounding area.

It was decided that the first of these schools would be designed and built in Ganta, Liberia, less than 2km from the border with Guinea, and far from the capital, Monrovia. The school was opened in 2010, and will hopefully be the first of many more to come.