My Africa Is: The Lagos Chronicles - The Floating School

Story of the Floating School in Lagos to address flooding problems in Makoko


On the second installment of The Lagos Chronicles, the My Africa Is documentary team tracks Nigerian Kunle Adeyemi's innovative solution to his hometown's flooding woes. A fishing village located on the Lagos lagoon, Makoko and its 100,000 citizens are faced with the issue of unlivable flooding conditions whenever it rains. Adeyemi, architect of the Makoko Floating School, designed a community center on water as a response to his village's infrastructural needs. Perhaps this tale of ingenuity in Lagos may serve as an example for other coastal cities facing similar challenges. Watch Adeyemi's story below and catch up on last week's story of success in Lagos here.

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