GEM Village Children's Homes
The GEM Foundation advocates and cares for orphaned children with special needs – truly a one-of-a-kind family in Uganda, with exemplary staff and a huge heart. EMI Uganda partnered with GEM in long-range planning, architectural and engineering design, and construction supervision for their very own 89-acre campus outside the city. The first phase consisted of three children’s homes and an outpatient clinic.
Each home contains a play area, three children’s bedrooms, 3 washrooms (each with a bathtub, seated toilet and hand-wash basin), 1 caretaker’s bedroom, a laundry room and a kitchen. A ceiling-mounted track hoist system was also installed for easy movement of children from bedroom to washroom.
After occupying inaccessible rented facilities in the city for six years, they are thrilled to occupy their very own accessible, private and beautiful new facility!