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Students for OGS was formed in early 2016 as a group of students and recent graduates from Universities around the United Kingdom who were interested in volunteering as part of an architectural live project. The group was initiated and managed by HereThere partners Nikki McFarland and Jordana Lyden Swift along with Ellie Howard from the Architecture Foundation. SFOGS's first project, Mbollet-ba Early Years School began as a collaborative project between Our Global School, (an education specialist charity no. 1168345) Students for OGS and Orkidstudio (architectural consultant). The mission was to create an environment in which a new tradition of creative learning could be piloted in Mbollet-ba, The Gambia.  The dynamics within SFOGS allowed for every member to take part in the design, on site construction and engagement with the school. SFOGS supported students to undertake "hands on learning" ranging from the formation of the foundations to the installation of the windows within the Nursery buildings. It also formed a platform to discuss cultural sensitivities and community dynamics, ensuring the project was tailored to the specific needs of the village. Click here to see  Mbollet Ba Nursery for full project information

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