Building Futures is a look at the work and impact of SCALEAfrica at Chiutika Basic School in rural Mfuwe, Zambia. Told in the voice of the local community, the film follows two sisters, Mercy and Beauty Banda, as they go about the daily chores of their home life, the long road to school, and confronting the challenges of continuing their education in the face of daunting cultural and economic constraints.
SCALEAfrica is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the design and construction of vital school infrastructure projects in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Through culturally-responsive, sustainable architecture and an active community participation model, SCALEAfrica seeks to increase educational access and effectiveness, as a means of alleviating poverty and diminishing the impact of the major public health threats that plague rural African communities. Learn more at scaleafrica.org.
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