“For a number of years we have seen a very positive relationship develop between Architects Without Frontiers and Aussie Action Abroad. This relationship has seen many individuals extend their skills in Nepal, conduct information sessions, prepare briefing papers, share knowledge, write funding proposals and support each other on common projects. All with an intent of sharing skills, improving our environment and helping our neighbour. We continue to look towards a stronger partnership with AWF as we explore further opportunities and ventures." —Graeme Kent, Aussie Action Abroad
Since 2005, this long-running program, a partnership with Aussie Action Abroad, offers students and design professionals the opportunity to travel, interact with, and contribute to communities in need through development projects.
Volunteers get to work hands-on alongside architects, builders, related professionals, and local tradespeople to construct sustainable buildings and resources—from toilet blocks to school buildings.
The program is an opportunity to understand local needs, resources, and the adaptation of materials to suit the project.
Year: 2005 – present