Having worked in Peru and living in rural communities, I saw the lack of access to design education as an opportunity to share modern design knowledge that can positively impact the quality of life for the common good of the environment and the community's socio-economic needs. Through the investment of education and skills sharing opportunities we create a platform where developing communities begin to create projects that apply design efficiencies to their everyday lives rendering a return of a more environmentally and socially conscious community.
"Inadequate education produces high costs for society in terms of public spending, crime, health, and economic growth. No country can afford to leave too many of its children behind and not to help them achieve the competencies needed for a self-fulfilled life in economic independence."
If you give hands on experience to a community such as: sharing different methods of construction, design systems and environmental economic thinking, this experience will be carried into to their professional fields and in daily lives.
We want to share design knowledge and information to both teach and learn with developing communities to cultivate the opportunity for more environmental and human centered communities.
Growth and change is inevitable however, by sharing existing knowledge of design practices we can pursuit a more conscious approach to developing communities world wide.