UGANDA: LIKIDO COMMUNITY CHAPEL HALL REHABILITATION PROJECT FOR THE NATIONAL AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY
The Likido village is host to part of almost 925,000 South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda and forms part of the Imvepi Refugee Settlement. It comprises the national and refugee community. These communities congregate under a multi-purpose make-shift hall structure built from local materials, (mud and wattle). It provides a space for religious and social community activities, (village meetings, and safe spaces for women). Of late it became infested and was then destroyed by termites and is currently uninhabitable and therefore the community currently congregates under a nearby tree. The GFA project aims to rebuild the hall using hybrid technology consisting of earth bags and Interlocking Soil Stabilised Block (ISSB), technology, (bricks made from compressed mixed soil). Most of the materials are locally sourced. The community will support in the hall construction by doing the roofing with recycled materials and thereby be able to transfer the attained skills to construct more environment resilient infrastructures within their neighbourhoods.
This project was initiated by Raymond Lukwago (consultant) and Mareike van der Ende (inhouse employee GFA and Team Leader) in the GIZ-project WatSSUP, Uganda.