Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Project Portfolio

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!

Original concept render of the children’s home by EMI Uganda.