Solidarité, Développement Local, Santé & éducation
"The need is great, the residents of the Kurumbono community launch a call ! For this new year 2019 from 12 to 27 January, Join us in ending poverty due to rural isolation".
Freyssinet in partnership with T-Ingénierie joined Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) for building a suspended FootBridge in Kapkombola, Uganda.
The bridge will provide yearround safe access for all members of the community to health care, education and economic opportunity. They will transform the way people plan for and invest in their future.
"Making it possible, Building together by cross-cultural collaboration".
Freyssinet & T-Ingénierie collaborate with B2P staff and local workers from the Kurumbono community to meet this challenge, and to emphasize their unique skill sets in the project. Work to complete project preparation, construction on site, and post-tasks as designated by the following Travel Team Roles.
Manage all aspects of the project, from planning through execution, ensuring safety, technical quality, and community engagement. Each day, the Project initiate the morning briefing, and makes an effort to include local community members or staff.
Lead the development of the daily construction plan, oversees the team's involvement in construction on the job site, and ensures the completion of the as-built drawings. The Construction will arrange construction meetings with all team members, B2P staff, and community laborers.
Create the Health and Safety plan, and is responsible for on-site safety briefings and monitoring, including appropriate compliance from local workers. The Safety is responsible for submitting incident, near hit reports, and ensuring that all participants are utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.
Work with the B2P staff to arrange team accommodations both onsite and in the outlying areas of large cities, meals, and transportation to and from the project site. The Logistics also help ensure that each team member has fulfilled the necessary travel requirements and manage team finances.
Create an internal and external communication strategy for accomplishing the marketing goals as fund-raising, communicate humanitarian-plan, making strong partnership, knowledge-sharing, and show the project's advancement. The Communication is responsible for photography, videography or interviews for directly collecting media on the field.
VISION AND MISSION:
"Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty. By building a FootBridge over impassable river, we create a critical foundation for economic opportunity, helthcare and education."
The residents of the Kurumbono community are young farmers who grow maize and beans. Over 690 community members will be directly affected by the construction of a FootBridge.
The Cheptweyi River is too dangerous to cross due to flooding during four months of the year. Due to site topography, residents are trapped by high cliffs above and below, and they have to wait for the water to go down. During flood season, access is often blocked to the market, health centers, and schools. Over 50 people have been injured attempting river crossings without a safe access.
The Kapkwombola Suspended Bridge will create a strong connection for all residents of the Kurumbono community, and all other people from the Kapsinda municipality.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE FOOTBRIDGE:
"Supported by gravity anchors, the suspended cable pedestrian bridge is based on traditional designs found in Nepal and Peru".
The cables supporting the walkway surface hang from mansonry abutments on each bank of the Cheptweyi River. The FootBridge of 40 meters span is located in a gentle sloping valley to provide safe access during flood season.
The structure has been designed by B2B engineering staff. The bridge will be built in collaboration with Freyssinet & T-Ingénierie Travel Team, B2P staff supervision, and also maximum community participation.
Achieving the proper freeboard of approximately 3 meter high over the maximum water level is the most challenging aspect of this bridge type, and they may require substantial amounts of materials to stabilise abutments.
"Built to last, Built to create connection, and to inspire for other solutions. Bridge will sustain time, weather, and heavy use".
The Travel Team will play a key role in connecting the local communities through the Kapwombola Footbridge. Freyssinet and T-Ingénierie take this opportunity of demonstrating/modeling Safety on the job site, elevating the level of Technicality for future projects in the Kpsinda region, and bringing individuals together in the pursuit of inspiration.
The construction of Kapkwombola Suspended Bridge serve also as training project for local foremen and superintendents. By connecting professionals with their local counterparts, Freyssinet & T-Ingénierie support the development of resident bridge builders who will continue to support infrastructure projects in the region long after the Travel Team has returned home.
READY TO BUILD WITH US?
"We believe that safe access is a human right. When the Kurumbono community will get a year-round access to key resources, all residents have greater freedom. Fredom to choose how they better their lives".
For the Kurumbono community, connection is anything but an abstract concept, especially when the Cheptweyi River flood and residents are cut off from vital resources.
With just one bridge, we can leverage local talent and resources to strengthen the impact of all services being provided to a rural community. Your gift, along with those of the Travel Team, helps us to reach our goal, and achieve the construction of Kapkwombola Suspended Bridge.
See how your donation will help the Kapkwombola Suspended Bridge Project and contribute for the benefit of developing isolated communities:
In first time, all online donations will be allocated to Freyssinet company. As a result of this action, funds will be disbursed in relation with the different items detailed in the figure shown above!
Any extra funds beyond our goal will be credited to B2P organization in order to support others footbridges projects throughout the world for ending poverty.
"Donate today to construct connection. When we work together, amazing things can happen. Start making a difference today through a donation".
Freyssinet & T-Ingénierie joined the circle of B2P by collaborating on the Kapkwombola Suspended Bridge, and offering support through in-kind donations, either as pro bono services or materials, or in the form of matching funds within its sponsoring program.
Click below to watch the Opening Ceremony in connection with the lastest Freyssinet's adventure accomplished in February 2018, for the construction of the Kucyaruseke Suspended Footbridge in Rwanda!