This FedEx Pak Project is not about making single building, it is about making a world wide SYSTEM and it will spread to other villages in the future.
1- FedEx a donation (e.g., medical supplies, footballs, toys, books, etc.) to Somkhele using FedEx envelopes!
2- Somkhele's local kids receive the Pack from donors around the world.
3- Open the package, use the goods, and unfold the FedEx envelope.
4- The material of the FedEx envelope is called “Tyvek”, which is 25% post-consumer recycled materials and water resistant. Reuse it as building material.
5- Donated goods + FedEx Pak + local industry “Metal frame” = architectural module = growing CELL, help the local situation.
6- Construct the module into your own shape, like LEGO Blocks. Use for any kind of function, such as changing rooms, clinics, meeting places, etc.
7- Broadcast exciting Somkhele Girls' football matches and news of recent FedEx Pak projects.
8- Fun and warm web broadcasts encourage people to send more donations.
The CELL spreads to other African villages which suffer from similar problems as Somkhele. It cures the local damage gradually with peoples support from the whole world.
For minimum space( approx. 2000mm x 2300mm ) is about using 125 module cells,
The module cell is made of metal frame (ideally aluminum).
R50.00 per module cell (including labor cost and material cost and its joint details)
R50.00 x 125 (module cells) = R6250.00 (for minimum space)
1/5 cost of original budget for the first phase.
Remaining budget must be spent for developing the next stage with world wide networks.
All prices in South African Rand. Conversion at approx. us$1 = R7
Siyathemba offers a unique opportunity to bring together the positive aspects of sports with an innovative health outreach program in a setting designed with and for the youth of Somkhele. Football, already the nation’s most popular sport, will only gain in popularity and interest when the World Cup comes to South Africa in 2010. By emphasizing a team approach, it is hoped that Siyathemba will be a field of hope, a place where the area’s healthcare professionals and its future leaders can come together.
The finalists’ schemes were displayed in schools and health centers throughout the area. Somkhele community members, including students, youth football players, nurses and teachers, then selected the scheme. Takuya Onishi's FedEx Pak is Playground was selected as a finalist for this competition.