The Project for Primary School in Djibouti

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The government of Djibouti has prioritized the dissemination of primary education in order to improve the low literacy rate, which has been one of the obstacles to economic development. However, due to delays in the development of facilities, the capacity of elementary school has not been able to keep up with the increasing number of children. 15-25% of children in urban areas are denied admission, and two-part classes with classes exceeding capacity have become common. In light of this situation, the government requested grant aid for the construction of elementary school facilities and equipment for Djibouti City, the capital, and four regional cities.

Project description

This project involved the construction of 80 classrooms in 8 elementary school and the provision of educational equipment in Djibouti City (including Barbara District) and 4 regional cities of Dikhil, Tadjoura, Ali Sabieh and Obock.
The key to building in Djibouti is to plan a structure that is durable enough to withstand the harsh climatic conditions, both in terms of blocking the hot sun and the monsoon with its dust. In this project, we avoided aluminum corrugated sheet roofing, which is the standard specification for elementary schools in Djibouti, and adopted a concrete roof with sufficient ventilation spaces to ensure durability and interior comfort, and to reduce maintenance costs.

  • LOCATION         Djibouti
  • STRUCTURE        Reinforced concrete, 1-2stories above ground
  • TOTAL FLOOR AREA    7948.02㎡
  • COMPLETION        2000
  • DUTIES           Basic design, Detail design, Supervision