Zach Louw, ‘Domboshawa Primary School’, 2016, Museum of African Design (MOAD)


Domboshawa Primary School is perched up on top of a granite hill in Zimbabwe. Due to the school's elevated location, the building are particularly susceptible to lightning strikes. "The lightning hit this building" says Jonathon, the vice principal, "It made a big crack down the wall, exposing some of the bricks. The children were terrified." Domboshawa has no lightning conductor and as a consequence, class gets interrupted when it rains. "When the clouds get dark, parents walk from their village to pick up their children because they are afraid" adds Jonathon.

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