D-Lab Development

Interlocking Stabilized Soil Blocks

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Interlocking Stabilized Soil Blocks require almost no mortar and are stronger and more durable than rectangular soil blocks. A team of youth at the Light of Hope Health Center produce, market, sell, and construct using ISSBs in their community. This is a healthy alternative activity for youth that also provides income for their education.
Linda Compound, Lusaka

Small Business Building Workshop

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Creating products, services, and jobs through small business can be very powerful in a developing rural community. A one afternoon workshop (pictured) opened discussion around general business planning and led to several follow-up sessions focusing on carpentry, sewing and knitting, groundnut butter production, and music.
Linda Compound & Lusaka West

Youth-Run Foundry

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A small-scale, youth-run aluminum foundry was established during January 2011. A variety of small metal products are produced for sale in the community. This activity provides the income for the youths' education and encourages creativity and marketable skills.
Linda Compound

Community Radio Station

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Light of Hope Radio is a youth-run, health-oriented community radio station established by the Linda Compound community. Its primary aims are to disseminate health information, provide an activity for vulnerable youth, and give the Linda community a forum for public discussion.
Linda Compound

Community-Based Biodiversity

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A community-based model for promotion of biodiversity in indigenous areas is being explored in rural Zambia. D-Lab is helping co-develop technologies and systems that allow community members to live improved lives while decreasing their dependence on threatened biological resources.
Nyalugwe

Surveys on Solar Battery Charging

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D-Lab students worked side by side with students from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) to survey kiosk owners about disposable battery sales and usage in rural villages. This information was gathered for a solar battery charging project developed by Shawn Frayne of Haddock Invention.
Kien Svay

Incentives for Rural Latrine Emptying

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The D-Lab Cambodia Team worked with International Development Enterprises (IDE) to study methods to increase demand for environmentally sound latrine emptying services in rural areas. The project involved exploring biogas generation and fertilizer production to generate income as an incentive for latrine emptying.
Kampong Speu & Kandal

Design Center in Cambodia

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The D-Lab Cambodia Team worked with International Development Enterprises (IDE) on a design center to foster innovation and provide a central space for individuals and organizations in Cambodia to access machines, tools and other resources to create appropriate technologies.
Phnom Penh

Flashlight-Building Workshops

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The Edgerton Center Outreach Program has developed a hands-on educational workshop that teaches students the basics of electricity and circuitry through building LED flashlights. The D-Lab Cambodia team adapted and translated the workshop to run at an orphanage as well as a school for children who used to work as trash pickers.
Phnom Penh & Sre Ampil

Pedal-Powered Corn Sander

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D-Lab students worked with Global Cycle Solutions in Tanzania to build a prototype for a human (bicycle) powered corn sander as an alternative to electricity-powered grain mills, to produce fine corn flour used to make the local staple food ugali.
Arusha

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