mayo project, khartoum, soudan

a women training center in a refugee camp, just out of Khartoum, Sudan.


mayo project 2018

a women’S training center in a refugee camp, just out of Khartoum, Sudan.

Adam Chałupski – Architect and Project Co-initiator, performed site assessments, participated in multiple meetings and negotiations to collect funds and support from USAID and AECOM. He has prepared initial calculations and drafts of various options for the project. He has provided to 4AP allocation in Khartoum and close collaboration with Sudanese counterparts.

In cooperation with the University of Khartoum’s Faculty of Architecture: ‘Homes for Sudan’s’ ‘Superadobe’ expert Hooman Fazly and experienced earth-builders from ‘For a Purpose’ Jooren Surmont, Aaron Serruys and Mathias Van de Wouwer are conducting a training workshop to build a two-dome structure, housing the Women’s Training Center in Mayo.

Djo, Aaron and Matti are here to train 16 young men and women from all around the country in the earthbag building technique. This is under the supervision of earth dome expert Hooman who has 15 years of earthbuilding experience. 

The project is funded by Homes for Sudan through the Seeds for Jubilee Foundation, TEPS/USAID, and the Stead Family Foundation, and coordinated with the School of Architecture at the University of Khartoum. 

For A Purpose is not funding this project, but we are happy to share our experience and knowledge with the people of Sudan.

Homes for Sudan’s mission is to empower the Sudanese people to build a safe, peaceful, and prosperous future. We teach a simple fireproof and eco-friendly building method (‘super adobe’) to locally trained engineers and laymen (IDPs and refugees). HS4S aims to build leadership skills and sustainability by working through local NGOs and universities, to help the population start businesses and increase the economic capacity of the country.


For more information and the full story behind this project check out this amazing blog: