How To Build Learning Facilities On A Budget

In the poorest parts of the world spending money on constructing traditional schools for children may not be an option as this money would instead be spent on food, sanitation and medical health. Thus, for these children one can instead opt to build learning facilities using waste material or inexpensive material. Hence, this article would explore some of the options available to such children.


One can buy shipping container Australia to be used as classrooms where a roof can be enacted over the containers to act as a sunshade for the children during the summer months and to protect them against other adverse weather conditions. Furthermore, one can also add several windows to allow air to blow through the containers for ventilation purposes. Moreover, one can involve the parents to paint the walls a bright color or to carpets the floor. However, if it is difficult to purchase paint under the budget one can use the children’s drawings to decorate the walls instead.

Computer Lab

Furthermore, a shipping container can also be repurposed as a computer lab where one can add windows to ensure that the students will be well ventilated and that they will sufficient natural light needed to function. One can opt to use laptops instead of desktop computers as it creates less heat and consumes less power. Moreover, you should ensure that the container is equipped with battery powered storage banks in order to ensure that the power would be kept on in case of adverse weather conditions.  Additionally in tropical countries in order to prevent the lab from overheating one can recruit the students and the parents to build a wall of recycled water bottles and if the budget permits they can also purchase solar paneled roofing sheets. Thus, with the use of this lab students can be encouraged to connect with mentors around the world to improve their communication skills along with their IT literacy skills. Visit 


The first step in building a library would be to ask schools, NGOs and various other organizations from all around the world to donate books. If space is an issue a corner of the classroom can be converted into a book nook which would contain various books suited for the children within that room. Parents or older children can be recruited to build shelves to hold these books within the classroom.

With the aforementioned tips one can now strive to build a better future for children living in poverty by constructing the building blocks necessary to provide them with a sound education.