The project was supported by DSM’s global workforce, many of which contributed laptops and other educational equipment to the school, while others helped to build it. DSM matched all employee contributions.
The project was supported by DSM’s global workforce, many of which contributed laptops and other educational equipment to the school, while others helped to build it. DSM matched all employee contributions.

The school is situated in the village of Kusgaon, Pune. Made of composite materials, its lightweight and modular nature means it can be built by four non-skilled workers in only six days, without the need for any specialist equipment. Around 5-6 months are need to construct schools made from concrete.

“With its attractive design, excellent mechanical properties and ease of installation, the school proves that composite materials have a key role to play when it comes to delivering the next generation of Indian schools,” says Kalpesh Patel, Chairman and Managing Director, Kemrock Industries, whose joint venture partnership with DSM was responsible for building the school.

DSM and Kemrock have identified many schools, mainly in under-developed rural regions, which could benefit from this kind of modular composite building. The composite building model could also be used to deliver quick help after natural catastrophes like recent events in Haiti, Japan or New Zealand. The parts of the building guarantee easy assembly and no specific skill is required.