We are a super-efficient social innovation project in real world fight against poverty. We do a post-research spin-off: we build simple concrete floors in rural and slum schools and family houses. It brings to life impressive SDG output in public health, self-employment and inclusive education. We started with an academic SDG3 research. Now we master in SDG8, SDG4 and SDG1 in Africa
We are academics and professionals in public health and other research relating to social and tech sciences. Thanks to the European Union secondments in Africa, we discovered how easy we can improve the public health condition in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa.
Over half of the local African population live in houses missing the most basic public health axiom: concrete floor. On the one hand, it makes proper cleaning impossible. On the other hand, it makes people use methods of cleaning that don't prevent spreading diseases.
Therefore, we worked out a simple standard of concrete floor that can be provided to all family houses in African villages. It lets people live in easy-to-clean environment. Moreover, the floor is always built by local workforce. And we use only local ingredients for concrete.
A low-cost public health improvement is our strategic goal (SDG3). But we are fully aware we do deal also with two other SDGs, not less important in today's Africa facing rapid population growth. They are: SDG8 (decent work for local construction professionals), and SDG1.
In 2022 we started to deal with a real-world SDG4 in relation to the rural and urban slum schools. Most of small schools located in remote villages and informal settlements have dirt floors only. It means children stay in mud when it rains. Therefore, we undertake additional challenge. Now we can offer not only scientific impact but also crisis response advisory with this social innovation project.
Floor4Africa INTERNATIONAL MANAGING TEAM:
Roman Mazur MBA [ UK ] - Programme and Project Development Director (M)
Mr Stanislaw Wojciechowski [ DE ] - Head of Construction Standards (M)
Teresa Naidoo PhD [ ZA ] - Head of the Research (F)
Hon. Sheka Tarawalie [ SL ] - Intercultural Communication Advisor (M)
Prof. Grazyna Czubinska [ UK ] - Public Health Consultant (F)
Joyce Kinyanjui MBA [ KE ] - East Africa Programme Leader (F)
Dr Anna Watola [ PL ] - Kenya Exec (F)
Adriana Gorka MA [ UK ] - Psychologist (F)
Eric Tackie Tawiah Ankrah BA [ GH ] - Ghana Project Leader (M)
Abiola Seriki BA [ NG ] - Western Nigeria Project Manager (F)
Owolusi Lucky BSc [ NG ] - Central Nigeria Project Manager (M)
Magdalena Hehn MA [ BE ] - Impact Project Ambassador (F)
Ms Daga Strzeszewska [ PL ] - Media Promotion Lead (F)
Miss Daria Kowalska [ PL ] - SDG4 Innovator (F)