First of all, we asked the children, “What do we need at Mish Madrasa? How can we improve Mish Madrasa; make it greener, better?”
The students came back with ideas — lots of them. But, most of all, they felt Mish Madrasa needed more space.
Out of a pile of recycled materials — wooden palettes, pieces of scrap metal and discarded plastic — Mish Madrasa started working on a new classroom space for the children. Wooden palettes turned into tables and benches; and metal and plastic was used to craft a ceiling and structure for the new classroom space.
The children themselves went hard to work, too; getting involved in the project by putting together a rota for who works when and for how long.
And now we have a new classroom!
Mish Madrasa now has a 60-meter rooftop learning space with two large tables and eight benches — all made out of recycled materials — where the children can now come during the day to study, or play dominos and Monopoly after class. There’s a plan to start screening movies up on the roof once we’ve got hold of a projector.
Mish Madrasa would like to thank Goethe-Institut for their collaboration in this project.