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Inside EMI web feature gallery – photos by Erin Means & Jenni Keiter / Uganda
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The UK team attends a design orientation at EMI’s new office in Kajjansi. They received information on typical do’s and don’ts for design in East Africa and interacted with the EMI Uganda team.
Kajjansi, Uganda
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Michael and Carolyn Enis meet EMIUK Director Michael Woods in Kajjansi. After having served as Directors of the Rafiki Foundation since 2002, they desire to provide long-term care for abandoned or orphaned children who age-out of Rafiki.
Kajjansi, Uganda
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EMIUK interior design intern Emma Wilson visits the property purchased by Michael and Carolyn’s Guardian Trust. Emma takes note of the land features, orientation, and resources as she gathers ideas for the Transition Home design.
Kampala, Uganda
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On the Canada team, Kusasira Nathan and Iranya Moses set up the survey equipment to map out the site of the future Chayah Ministries children’s home. The survey will provide an accurate land map and boundary of the site for use by the design team.
Njeru, Uganda
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Nathan and Moses check the data being gathered by the survey equipment. Both are former students of the EMI Survey Practicum, held in Uganda each year. Now they are using what they learned to serve local ministries with this vital design resource.
Njeru, Uganda
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Civil engineer John Larson pours water from a jerry can into a test pit on the Chayah Ministries site. This percolation test shows how quickly the soil will absorb water. This information is used to design the septic drain field.
Njeru, Uganda
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The EMI USA team visited Africa Bible University, where students are given a solid foundation in Biblical studies. ABU also trains their students in business, education, and communications. Here, Collins Kayongo works with a student in the “Distinctives of Christian Media” course.
Africa Bible University, Lubowa, Uganda
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John Grosser joined this EMI team as a way to complete the work begun by his son Phillip. Phillip died in an accident during his EMI internship in 2007. When John gave his closing remarks at our presentation, it was clear this was more than the simple donation of an electrical design. He felt fully engaged in helping a ministry spread the Gospel.
Africa Bible University, Lubowa, Uganda
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Phil Greene from EMI Uganda helps measure the windows of a classroom building as part of EMI's assessment of the current campus. Future teams will create a master plan in what EMI hopes will be a long relationship with the staff and students of ABU.
Africa Bible University, Lubowa, Uganda
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EMI Uganda project leader Sarah Dunn looks over the site map with volunteers and members of Sozo Children staff. The team spent hours walking the 27-acre property in preparation for planning the group homes, dining hall, chapel, playing fields, and a prayer garden.
Ngongolo, Uganda
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EMI volunteers stay very busy during the project trip. But not too busy to put down the pencils, close the laptops, and take time to talk with the people the design work is ultimately for. Architect Elena Ma is welcomed "home" by some of the Sozo girls.
Ngongolo, Uganda
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Sarah Dunn shows a developing site plan to one of the Sozo Children boys. The EMI team had a patio work space and the children enjoyed coming to talk to the volunteers and watch the plans for their future home take shape.
Ngongolo, Uganda
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