Alexander & Lloyd Group

Architects and Project Managers for the Aid and Development Assistance Sector

Nauru Learning Village - Phase 2: Higher Learning Centre

Yaren District
Government of Nauru through the Department of Education
Australian AID - Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT)
Funding Agent
Australian AID / Government of Nauru

In 2006, the Nauru Department of Education (NDoE) produced a paper “Footpath for building better schooling infrastructure”. The paper proposed the construction of a "Nauru Learning Centre", consisting of secondary and tertiary education facilities. The first stage of this Centre was completed in 2010 and included all facilities for the delivery of secondary education services and part of the facilities required for Trade and Technical education. The Centre’s second stage were to comprise the construction of:

  1. A Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) Centre for Automotive and Marine Technical Training.
  2. The Nauru USP (University of South Pacific) Centre.
  3. A community library associated with the USP and including the USP library.
  4. A community centre associated with the library and connected to the USP audio-visual lecture room ICT and satellite set-up.

The second stage of the Centre were to be constructed in two separate phases, consisting of:

Phase 1: TVET Centre for Automotive and Marine Technical Training;

Phase 2: Nauru Higher Learning Centre, community library and centre.

Construction of Phase 1 was completed in 2014. In 2015, A&L was engaged to develop the schematic design that was done as part of Phase 1 in conjunction with Nauru Department of Education and the University of the South Pacific n Suva, Fiji. Upon the approval of the design, A&L prepared the documentation for construction

Phase 2 construction has commenced in July 2016 and is currently in progress.