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Uganda (Kampala)

Rafiki Africa Ministries

Master Planning for Transitional Children’s Home
EMI EA Project 9178
Early February 2017

Continuing Education
This project provides qualifying CE credits for U.S. DPs.


Philip Greene

Team Needs

Master Planner and/or Landscape Architect – to help with master planning of the 6-acre ministry centre.
Social Worker – to walk alongside Rafiki in evaluating their programmes, policies and personnel, to perhaps facilitate some professional training for Rafiki’s in-house social workers, and to help direct the design of the new facility from a social-work best-practices point of view.
Financial Sponsors financial support is needed to make these trips possible. Would you be willing to help fund these trips with a financial gift?

Project Scope

Rafiki Africa Ministries is an organization dedicated to helping orphaned and destitute children in Uganda reach their full potential by providing food, shelter, and education. The organization began in January of 2010 when Joseph and Sara Kiwanuka rented a home in Namugongo, Uganda and began receiving orphaned and hurting children from the surrounding communities. Currently, the transition home has 17 children from ages 1.5 to 8 years old and 8 full-time Ugandan employees. Many children have been resettled with their extended family members and the ministry continues to support these families through school fees and income generating projects.

The goal of the ministry is to provide orphaned and abandoned children of Uganda with hope and a future through discovering Jesus Christ. Rafiki provides the love of Jesus, education, medical needs, food, and shelter in a family-style home. The children are spiritually discipled and equipped. As these children grow older, the hope is for them to be resettled with family members, become responsible Christians, and productive Ugandan citizens.

Rafiki Africa Ministries is currently raising money to relocate their transitional home to their own property in Kakiri. They want to open their educational programs to the Kakiri community, and begin developing other outreach programmes such as evangelism, discipleship, and micro-finance.

This multi-disciplinary Master Planning effort will seek to accommodate the following programmes on Rafiki’s 6-acre site: We will also develop conceptual designs for Rafiki’s first-phase structures – the Transitional Children’s Home and the Guest House.

Will you consider joining our team as we partner with Rafiki Africa Ministries to design facilities needed to spread the living gospel through social work, residential care, education and community development?


Approximately $2,500
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