The Malawi Children’s Village provides high quality education to orphan youth in a rural region of the country, but the schoolteachers are currently forced to commute a long distance to get to the work they are so passionate about. JI Volunteer Maggie is designing innovative and eco-friendly duplex housing blocks out of local materials just across the street from the existing school to allow staff easy access to the school while still retaining necessary privacy. The local team is already constructing the first duplex on a fast-track schedule!
Our partner Empowering Villages has joined with Hope Assistance Foundation to design the master plan for a school in rural Eastern Rwanda. Volunteer designer Philip is a professional architect in South Africa who will design new classroom blocks, offices, and other multipurpose buildings and recreation areas for the growing school, which gives priority to youth in the lowest socioeconomic classes in the area.
Professional firm Zero Energy Design, through architect Ben Uyeda, is volunteering its expertise to design a school master plan for the orphaned and abandoned children to learn and be empowered at all levels of education. This preschool, primary, and secondary school complex hopes to provide space for life change and growth for those who need it in Uganda.
Claudia is a Brazilian Architect who lives in Switzerland, and is dedicating her time and talent to designing a school for impoverished children in Uganda.
Andrew is a professional architect, university lecturer, and active member of the JI team. He was the designer of the award-winning JI library in Rwanda. He has teamed up with JI Africa director Carly to design an industrial business incubator next to a hydropower plant in rural Rwanda.