Linking rural communities to the entire globe
Considering the lack of elemental structures and utilities in rural areas, many rural regions lack broadband access, which narrows their ability to thrive in the modern digital economy. The Airband Initiative is committed in making affordable broadband access real for communities around the world.
Good quality infrastructures are essential for a high-quality learning environment due to the opportunity of leveraging a better instruction, higher learner outcomes, the decrease of the dropout rates, and, in the long run, economic development and social transformation.
Simple & Fast
Quick and simple installation, as it takes between 5 to 7 days to build, assemble and install. The modular construction allows to anticipate savings in waste production, in time and in production costs.
Ideal solution for remote regions – each unit is portable and easy to assemble and disassemble. Its modular construction distinguishes itself by a quick and very economical configuration.
In case of flooding or other natural disasters, the type of foundations allow disassembly and new assembly in safest areas in a short time.
Submitted to several tests
CLC’s structure is prepared for aggressive environments.
- Wind (gust) resistance: speed 220km/h
- Fire resistance
- impact resistance
- Energy efficient
- Ecologic materials
The structure has been optimized in order to improve the stability of the building as a whole, also reducing the vibrations on the floor.
Screw foundations are ideal for areas with restricted access and inclined deployment areas. It does not need concrete foundations.
Balanced interior temperature and adequate thermal insulation provides a comfortable learning environment. Insulated coverage, fresh roof and high-efficiency daylight capture systems reduce environmental impact up to 60% of energy use.
The inclusion of solar panels makes CLC a self-sufficient learning environment. Solar panels produce energy throughout the day with energy storage in the batteries, making the school self-sufficient for nighttime use.
Designed for multipurpose use
Much more than a school, the Community Learning Centre aims to meet the community´s primary needs by being ready to provide health services (such as infant vaccination); promote lifelong learning programs (such as sustainable farming practices); and hosting civic services (such as electoral acts).
Meeting the community’s needs
- In Peru, CLC fostered the decrease of dropout rates;
- In Colombia, it aimed to secure the retention of students with deviant behavior;
- In Ivory Coast, the main purpose was to promote teachers’ professional development;
- In Jordan, it was established to reduce the gender gap and engage girls with STEM initiatives and experiences.
The world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative
Access to quality, transformational and universal education, and through it, promoting economic development and social transformation of communites; and connecting them to the entire globe.
CLC Design Features
The Community Learning Centre was tested and certified by Ensatec, an internationally recognized laboratory and specialist in Technological Testing
With a maxium capacity of 30 students, the infrastructure was designed with the latest pedagogical trends in top-of-mind and considering the various classroom layouts.
The materials of the five windows and the door have been selected to guarantee greater thermal and acoustic comfort and more security.
Ventilation and air renewal are ensured through various systems, ensuring good air quality, thermal effeciency and total comfort.
Metal structure produced with industrialized elements guarantees a good index of quality and greater rigor. Architectural flexibility, reducing execution time, minimizing loads on foundations and optimizing the combined floor area at a competitive price.
05. Walls & Roof
The walls and roof are built in Sandwich Panel. Excellent thermal insulation, simple and fast implementation, a high standard continuity of isolation and a good watertightness enhanced a high cycle life.
The foundations system is implemented using bolts similar to piles. The application of the screw causes a lateral landslide with a compaction guaranteed for greater stability.
Sub-base: Composite decking
Base: Non-slip flooring for improved student safety
08. Electrical Installation
Protective eletric panel, sockets and switches.
Exterior Decoration in Vinyl.