EMI feels deeply privileged to join Imprint Hope (IH) in the design of this new campus. We share their belief that Ugandan children with disabilities should not go without proper care, treatment, education and support due to their disability. IH exists to “imprint” hope and empower purpose for thousands of children with disabilities in Uganda, and most importantly, help keep families together and supported. In order to meet that vision, the new 2-acre Imprint Hope campus will be a place where they can train families on the causes of disability, their child’s human rights, and vocational skills, drastically improving the chance of a healthy childhood for many children, and dispelling the myth that children with disabilities are “cursed.” While parents are attending IH’s training programs, their children will participate in their own rehabilitation using the campus’ physical, occupational and sensory therapy spaces.
Imprint Hope is already operating in rented facilities in this area of Uganda, north of Jinja. The vision for this new campus is that all grounds and buildings will be fully accessible so that all children and their families feel welcome and cared for. The building program includes physical and occupational therapy spaces, a sensory-training space, administration spaces, a small clinic for those on campus, a large room to provide accommodation for up to 10 fathers to stay and 10 accommodation spaces – each for a mom and her child.
Given IH’s plans, we will perform a master plan and infrastructure design for this new ministry site and conceptual architectural design of the first two buildings to be constructed there. Site infrastructure will include water and wastewater as well as the electrical conceptual design. The electrical design effort will include analysis of potential solar power implementation alternatives.
Will you consider helping this ministry in their continued effort to imprint hope in the lives of thousands of children and empower and strengthen their families through the design of this new campus?