Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Center

CAPETOWN / Cape Town, South Africa Project Program

Abstract

Our project utilized facility improvements as a way to provide hope and empowerment to the staff and residents of the Sizakuyenza Safe House, a shelter for survivors of domestic abuse. Through interactive modeling, participatory planning, and collaboration, we upgraded the Safe House playground, garden, fountain, and dryer lines and repainted the interior walls. Involving residents in the improvement process helped them realize their full potential while inspiring strength and confidence in all of us.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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