Schoolhouse South Africa is an interdisciplinary student-led design-build project and research endeavor orchestrated by Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD). The project succeeds Cornell's 2009 entry in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition, with the intention of promoting a greater sense of social responsibility. We have partnered with Education Africa, a non-profit organization that focuses on counter poverty measures through education.
Within the 2010-2011 academic year, Cornell students will catalogue existing and potential sustainable practices in South Africa and create a comprehensive atlas of their research. The atlas will inform the design of a 6,000 square foot Early Childhood Development center (known locally as a crèche) which will be constructed by volunteer students during Summer 2011 in Cosmo City, South Africa.