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This project will be carried out over 2-3 days depending on how long things take. It involves all your senses, being in a creatively free environment and every student having their confidence boosted at the end when their work is exhibited!

This project will be carried out over 2-3 days depending on how long things take. It involves all your senses, being in a creatively free environment and every student having their confidence boosted at the end when their work is exhibited!

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hey there Vishagan,

Yes i think exploring other styles of pieces like you said would be good, especially as the books will probably have thicker pages (made from recycled waste fibrous material).

When you say "perhaps you could encourage the children to create their own books in these styles for them to share with the community?" do you mean the 0-5 year olds? This could be a bit difficult, but never the less maybe we can add pages in the back of the books for notes and ideas, and imbed some sort of writting implement into the back page? Maybe using similar technology to that of an etch-a-sketch, i dont mean having a thick etch-a-sketch on back but the fact its renewable and you dont need ink or paper, and when your done you can rub it off. Hard to define haha hope you understand.

Thanks for your input!

-Dan

I just think more and more about the fathers involvement and I think at how many times we (including myself) forget the fathers and think about the mothers when focusing on young children! Its great to see you trying to get them involved and i think its a great idea to collaborate with our idea and use in our process!

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Daniel commented on Saving Lives of Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition

Hi there,

Ive had a read of your concept and in some ways its very interesting, but on the other hand i am a bit unsure as to how this answers the brief. I mean sure its great in terms of cheap building, provides great spaces and can be built in more isolated areas, but as you said earlier in bold, "as there aren’t any doctors". Perhaps there needs to be something that goes with this building scheme? Perhaps some sort of incentive for doctors to come and help at these centres? Maybe some some of service that educates not just about building, but about health care etc? Maybe the centres are not just for health work, but a communal space for children to come and learn in a safe sheltered building?

I just feel that perhaps there needs to be a little something added to strengthen this concept so that it help the children, otherwise your building structures at low cost, but have no reason to build them, apart from teaching people how to build who will not be ages 0-5.

-Dan