LIFESAVER® systems was founded by Michael Pritchard in 2007. After seeing the tragic waste of life and serious problems caused by the ack of safe drinking water in the wake of the tsunami in December 2004, and Hurricane Katrina.
This is an idea to create an individual self-discover education organization to help fresh graduate who feels lost about their next step, dishearten young adults in their quarter- or mid-life crisis, and retirees of any age to discover their purpose.
Your idea inspired a concept I posted (https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/urban-resilience/ideas/ikea-for-slums-educate-with-lego-style-diy-housing) about working with companies like IKEA to create lego-style DIY housing that can have components that is useful for the household to be put together to customise a suitable home for the family.
Since you have professional experience in architectural design, I'm wondering what's your take about the concept? I thought it is a viable concept because I saw IKEA came up with a DIY house for $86k (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108775/Ikea-launches-80-000-flat-pack-DIY-house.html). Since there is no need for such a big house for slums, can it be designed for a lower price? And if yes, do you think it can be designed that future add-ons, like your design, can be easily integrated? (Imagine the modular phone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQqudiUdGuo - but a modular house instead)
I really love the idea of the collection of rainwater and filtering it as the water gets collected. I think it is definitely one element that should be designed into the slums. It will be interesting to see how it can be designed as something that can be added-on to existing slum housings which are usually in a very cramp area, and also into new "slum housing".