Innovative Building Designs

DESIGN FOR GREATEST POSITIVE IMPACT

Sahar designs school buildings that deliver dignity, improve health and well-being, and have the greatest positive impact in the communities we serve. Our team includes academics, architects, school leaders and communities to leverage the construction process to maximize economic, educational, and environmental outcomes.

THE SAHAR BUILDING ASSESSMENT PROCESS

When a Sahar-built school is complete, we track the impact of a sustainable design on the girls lives including community building, sports programs, art in schools programs and contributions to local economies through job creation. The impact evaluation also considers ongoing government participation in the management of the school once construction is completed.

Key questions our team addresses include:

  • How can we design the best possible school with the most community and government support for girls to learn in?
  • How can we create jobs and source materials in the local Afghan community?
  • How can we build capacity within our construction crews to build to sustainable development concepts?
  • How can we include the girls in the design process?

These questions help inform our work to design for impact, providing not just another building, but an inspirational setting for growth.