From Clay to Classrooms: An Architect's Dream to Advance Education in Africa

In September 2010, Canadian architect Alan R. Roy left for Tanzania to realize two long-held dreams - climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and build a school. He accomplished both, and ended up building two schools, in five weeks! An amazing adventure full of colourful insights and amusing incidents that expose the charm and friendliness of a struggling people determined to educate their children. More

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About Alan R. Roy

Alan R. Roy grew up in Cornwall, Ontario. After graduating from Royal Military College, he spent four years in various Canadian and overseas postings. His architectural degrees from the University of New South Wales and RAIC Syllabus preceded 32 years in the architectural profession, the last 15 with his own firm. His previous memorable humanitarian experience was working with ex-president Jimmy Carter in the Lower East Side Habitat For Humanity project in New York City. He lives with his wife Maureen, a nurse clinician, in Victoria, B.C., where he has established the office for the new charity, Primary Schools For Africa Society.

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Review by: Lise LeTellier on July 9, 2012 : (no rating)
A quick read, but a powerful one at that. A great opportunity to understand the basic premise on building simple schools in a developing country. The Author should take great satisfaction in providing the first step towards the education of our neediest world citizens. Gave us good insight and inspiration as we venture into a similar project.
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