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Master planning of a transition to adulthood program campus, including agriculture and vocational training programs with residences on site.

Project Scope

Forgotten Children Worldwide safeguards orphans and vulnerable children from poverty, abandonment, and the evils of human trafficking. They introduce the fatherless to their Heavenly Father who is crazy about them. In this project in central Uganda, Forgotten Children is setting up their “Kipindi Mpito” (Swahili for “transition period”) project to help transition kids from school to adulthood. This campus or “micro-community” will house vocational skills training, agriculture training programs, discipleship and residences for students. While this ministry has 20 acres of discontiguous land on the area, the focus will likely be on the 11 and 4 acre plots of land.

EMI will master plan the final site build out and provide detailed information on the first phase of the project development. The master plan documents will consider current and future concepts for architectural, structural, landscape and infrastracture development including items such as water supply, wastewater treatment, and electrical distribution.

The final aim for the Kipindi Mpito project is to have student housing, training centers, chapel, pavilion, clinic, staff housing, guest housing, and offices all on site. This ministry is eager to begin construction as quickly as possible and would also be keen to work closely with EMI Uganda’s construction management team. The site has already been surveyed by EMI Uganda.

Travel dates and prices listed are for international volunteer consideration, please contact us if you are a local design professional interested in volunteering and the dates or costs are of concern.

— Brad Hansen, EMI South Africa trip leader

Needs

Architecture: Position filled
Civil Engineering: Position filled
Electrical Engineering:
Structural Engineering: Position filled
Other Specialties: Position filled
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