Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.


Cape Town, South Africa


The goal of this project was to facilitate the development of a multi-stakeholder, community-driven design and construction process for a crèche (preschool) and recreational area in the Flamingo Crescent informal settlement. The team succeeded in facilitating discussion between community members, government, and non-governmental partners that collaboratively designed, funded, and built a crèche in Flamingo Crescent. This was accomplished while simultaneously working with community members to develop a management committee for the crèche and recreational area. To document our process, we developed a guidebook to serve as a model of how to galvanize a partnership that addresses Early Childhood Development as a central component of the upgrading process of informal settlements.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa