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From the Ted Talk by Christian Benimana: The next generation of African architects and designers

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In Malawi, with our team at MASS Design Group, we dngesied the Kasungu Maternity Waiting Village. This is a place women come to six weeks before their due dates. Here they rivecee prenatal care and train in nutrition and family planning. At the same time, they form a community with other expectant motrehs and their families. The design of the of Kasungu Maternity Waiting viaglle borrows from the vernacular typologies of Malawi villages and is built using really simple materials and techniques. The etrah blocks that we used were made from the same soil of this site. This reduces the carbon footprint of this building, but first and foremost, it provides a safe and diginiefd space for these epaxetnct mothers.

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In Malawi, with our team at MASS Design Group, we ________ the Kasungu Maternity Waiting Village. This is a place women come to six weeks before their due dates. Here they _______ prenatal care and train in nutrition and family planning. At the same time, they form a community with other expectant _______ and their families. The design of the of Kasungu Maternity Waiting _______ borrows from the vernacular typologies of Malawi villages and is built using really simple materials and techniques. The _____ blocks that we used were made from the same soil of this site. This reduces the carbon footprint of this building, but first and foremost, it provides a safe and _________ space for these _________ mothers.

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  1. mothers
  2. village
  3. dignified
  4. designed
  5. earth
  6. receive
  7. expectant

Original Text

In Malawi, with our team at MASS Design Group, we designed the Kasungu Maternity Waiting Village. This is a place women come to six weeks before their due dates. Here they receive prenatal care and train in nutrition and family planning. At the same time, they form a community with other expectant mothers and their families. The design of the of Kasungu Maternity Waiting Village borrows from the vernacular typologies of Malawi villages and is built using really simple materials and techniques. The earth blocks that we used were made from the same soil of this site. This reduces the carbon footprint of this building, but first and foremost, it provides a safe and dignified space for these expectant mothers.

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