EMI South Africa is excited to support Provision Charitable Foundation as they partner with St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Science in Ifakara, Tanzania to expand into a new, larger campus. St. Francis University has been bringing Christ-centered medical research and training to rural Tanzania since 2010 – leading the way in developing the next generation of medical professionals that will serve these remote communities of the Morogoro Region.
The University owns a 44-acre parcel in the middle of Ifakara, about 3 km from their existing campus, and is seeking EMI’s help in developing a master plan for their growth onto this site. The first phase of development is already underway with construction of a water tower and Student Residence this past year. Our team’s goal is to carry that momentum into a full master plan of the 44-acre site and conceptual design of a Dental Clinic. The clinic will serve the dual purpose of filling the dental care void within the community as well as providing training for students in the new dental program.
Our team will spend 7-10 days on site in Ifakara meeting with University staff and leaders, researching community infrastructure, and surveying the site. We aim to get a good understanding of how God is leading them to serve their community as well as determine what their immediate needs are so that we can properly plan for their future. Some challenges that the team will need to consider include the site’s distance from the current campus; site drainage during rainy season; connecting the new campus to the community and existing neighborhoods surrounding the site; and how best to phase development of site infrastructure, accommodating future growth.
In order to serve the University in a God-honoring way and help them move onto their next phase of fundraising and construction, we’re committed to completing documents and drawings by the beginning of December 2018. Will you pray and consider joining us on this trip as we design a world of hope for St. Francis University and the people of rural Tanzania?
— Brad Hansen, EMI South Africa trip leader
assist in site infrastructure development plans through design recommendations of power distribution and lighting systems
assist team with knowledge of Tanzanian building methods and cost information