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Primary School in Gando

Primary School in Gando

In a country where only half the primary-school-aged children receive an education, this school provides a necessary facility for the residents of Gando, a small village of 3,000 people. While still an architecture student in Berlin, Kéré, the first person in his village to study abroad, raised private money and government support to replace Gando's existing dark and crumbling school. The new building forms part of a larger complex which includes teachers' housing, a well, allotments and a sports field.

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