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Burundi, home of one of the finest light-filled educational facility for deaf children.

By Ruvarashe Beta on September 8, 2015 — “Acquiring literacy is an empowering process, enabling millions to enjoy access to knowledge and information, which broadens horizons, increases opportunities and creates alternatives for building a better life.”- Kofi Annan

In the northern part of Burundi is where you will find Muyinga Library, one of the best educational facility for deaf children. The design was inspired by the vernacular architectural practices in Burundi. It was built in partnership between Belgian studio, BC Architects and the local community. The library was made using locally sourced compressed soil. The interior was designed to make it fun for the children. It has cozy sitting set-up and huge hammocks where kids can read their favorite books!

Happy International Literacy day everyone!

Sources:  Original source: http://thisisafrica.me/; Photo 1 – Arch Daily, Photos 2-4 – BC Architects  

Wow, this is a beautiful library for Deaf children.

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