May 14th, 2013
Article 25 is achieving great results in one of its current projects, the Bethel Secondary School in Gourcy, Burkina Faso. The school is in its twenty fourth week of construction. The lateritic block-work masonry is underway for all three Blocks, roofing trusses are assembled and the foundations for surround walling and terraces are almost completed.
Check out some photos from the past few weeks below:
April 25th, 2013
April 25th, 2013
April 23rd, 2013
We are delighted to announce that Article 25 has secured 15 places to run in Run to the Beat, after the success of last year where we managed to raise over £3000 for our work overseas. Run to the Beat is a fun-filled day out and a fantastic opportunity to raise money for causes you support.
Taking place on the 8th September 2013, over 19,000 runners will be making their way around the iconic 13.1 mile course starting and finishing in the stunning new location of Greenwich Park.
As ‘London’s Music Half Marathon’ Run to the Beat prides itself on giving you more than just a running event. With top DJs pumping out motivational tunes as you eat up the miles and a euphoric set from the headline act to look forward to at the finish line, the atmosphere on the day will be like nothing you have ever experienced at a running event before.
Whether you are a seasoned runner or new to the sport, we imagine that many of you have started to log some miles already this year. If so, then it’s time to start making those miles count.
Members of the team from Article 25 will be on hand to keep you motivated in the weeks leading up to the event and there on the day to cheer you on!
April 12th, 2013
From April to July 2013, a team of British riders are cycling from Portland Oregon to Portland Place London – studying how cities are coping with the increasing interest in the bicycle as a credible form of urban transport and raising money for Article 25!
All the riders are involved with architecture, property and planning and will call on the support of fellow professionals en route to help collect and verify data from the different cities they ride through. Riders in the USA, Ireland, Wales and England will have the opportunity to join the core group for shorter or longer stints.
The riders will be making comparative analyses of the 12 major cities they ride through including how they are providing facilities and infrastructure for cycling. They will then be riding through the cities to experience cycling facilities directly and talking to local architects, cyclists and policy makers. On our return we will compare our findings with other expert groups, before publishing the research in print and digital formats which they hope will assist politicians and planners in instituting improved cyclingconditions in our cities – and inparticular in London.
It will take 11 weeks in total and the riders will be looking at the differences cycling in Portland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Michigan City, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York, Dublin, Oxford and London.
We plan to put any money raised towards our ongoing work in the field, to provide better shelter wherever there is disaster, poverty, or need.
March 8th, 2013
As I’m sure many of you know today is International Women’s Day! Here at Article 25 education for everyone, especially women, is of paramount importance, which is why our most recent project is to restructure and reform the school reconstruction programme in Afghanistan.
This will improve the delivery of 6000 schools, with a particular focus on building girls schools. At the end of the Taliban era there were zero girls in education in Afghanistan, and there is still an imbalance which limits the life chances of girls and women. We will be working with the government to change this for good.
March 4th, 2013
We have just received some very exciting new photographs all the way from our site in Gourcy, Burkina Faso. The school building and vocational training project which is now in its thirteenth week of construction is looking great, with some of the walls now in place the building is beginning to take shape. Flooring slabs are about to be laid, doors and windows are being constructed and the position of the latrines has been agreed upon.
February 8th, 2013
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) : The Essentials of Humanitarian Architecture Stage 1
DATE & TIME
Thursday 21st February 2013 from 14.15 – 18.20, followed at 18.30 by an industry networking event
Article 25 is offering professionals and students of the built environment and international development industries a series of CPD accredited training courses in International Development and Disaster Relief.
-Bricks and Mortals by Jessica Toale
- Stages of Work in International Development by Robin Cross
- School Design for International Development by Robin Cross
Upon completion of the Essentials of Humanitarian Architecture Stage 1 course you will receive an accredited CPD certificate.
Full price: £80
Student: £50 (please bring valid student ID)
NB. The Networking Event is free to attend as a standalone event from 18.30 onwards
Gardiner & Theobald, 10 South Crescent, London, WC1E 7BD
Goodge Street (Northern Line) or Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central Lines)
February 1st, 2013
This week Article 25 made a step in the right direction on the school construction and vocational training project in Gourcy, Burkina Faso. This project aims to create income-generating opportunities for the local community through education in a country which has the lowest level of literacy in the world (according to figures by the UNDP). By extending the Bethel school, which is forced to turn away more than one hundred children each year, it will boost the community’s capacity for improvement beyond measure. The model school, which our UK partner charity Giving Africa and local partner AEAD intend to replicate in different parts of Burkina Faso, will improve many aspects of community life including health, mortality, environmental sustainability, socio-economic position and equality.
An inspection carried out by our men on the ground has confirmed that the site for the three buildings is now cleared, allowing our team of local workers to complete the foundations and begin cutting, shaping and assembling sections of the doors and windows. However, like all construction works it has not been without its challenges. The climate in Burkina Faso is very changeable, split between dry and rainy seasons meaning that ground conditions can change quickly between hard and dry, or wet and swampy. This makes the foundation work very important and imposes time constraints on the work as rain could seriously impede progress, making the land too sodden to build on effectively. However progress so far is excellent, as shown in the week one and week seven photos.
This school in Burkina Faso will have a positive impact over many years, improving the quality of life for many individuals and producing sustainable results. For more information or to enquire about how you can help please contact Louisa-Cox@article-25.org
January 21st, 2013
Challenge yourself with Article 25 in 2013!
Already losing sight of your New Year’s Resolutions in 2013? Why not challenge yourself for charity, providing you with an exciting incentive to raise money and get fit at the same time! With places in 5km, 10km and half marathon races just by signing up you can take one step closer to your goals with Article 25. In addition, our Fundraising Team can provide advice and ideas on how to boost your fundraising total to make the most of your efforts.
Go on – challenge yourself!