Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Project Center

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