Abari Transitional Classroom


Abari Transitional Classroom is a design for a temporary classroom that uses local and salvaged materials in post-disaster environments.

Product description Brand name and product description

Abari Transitional Classroom was created by Abari in response to the earthquake that affected Nepal in April of 2015. It is provided through a complete open-source guide that aims to promote Owner Driven Reconstruction (ODR), a participatory model that places homeowners at the center of reconstruction through decisions on designs, site selection, and materials. The building techniques are tailored to local environments and resilient to environmental hazards. The project uses local and salvaged materials and considers local knowledge and technology. The components required are bamboo, ropes, GI wire, sand, cement, and aggregate.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

This product aims to promote “Owner Driven Reconstruction”. In Nepal, it has been implemented in partnership with local governments, the army, and communities. Partnerships with organizations such as Learning PlanetTents for Nepal, Karmi Initiatives, and Herb Nepal have also been established in order to raise funds.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

450 – 550 USD

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target users include individuals in disaster affected areas and remote settlements, while the target buyers include humanitarian organizations and governments.

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