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Rendering of the children's courtyard and new two-story administrative block building, containing classrooms, offices and latrines.
Rendering of the children's courtyard and new two-story administrative block building, containing classrooms, offices and latrines.
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Efeso Baptist Church- Engineering Ministries International Canada

Fall 2012

Located in Tabora, Tanzania, Efeso Baptist Church is dedicated to the mission of ridding Tabora of poverty of all kinds: spiritual, social, economic, and social poverty. They work with Compassion International sponsored children to reach out to children in the community, by teaching them about Jesus, tutoring them in their schoolwork, and eventually teaching them vocations like woodworking. Engineering Ministries International (eMi) Canada sent a team of 8 design professionals to Tanzania to survey, speak to church leaders, masterplan, and design new buildings and water management systems for the future needs of the ministry.

The final masterplan includes two courtyards, one primarily for the children's school and the other for the vocational programs. The masterplan allows for the growth of the ministry over time as they These buildings are built with local building methods. 

Engineering Ministries International Project #10033

EMi Canada is a non-profit Christian development organization mobilizing volunteer architects, engineers, surveyors, building technicians and other design professionals who donate their skills to help children and families around the world step out of poverty and into a world of hope.

For more information, please go to: http://emicanada.org/projects/projectprofile_10033.shtml

 
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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Tabora, TZ
My Role: Architectural Intern
Additional Credits: Project Leader: Kevin Wiens; Project Architects: Frank Hilbich, Eldie Kruger; Civil Engineer: Elias Busuego; Electrical Designer: Reg Gustafson; Architectural Technician: Caleb Hilbich; Civil Engineering Intern: Justin Hom

 
Bird's eye masterplan with phasing.
Bird's eye masterplan with phasing.
Rendering of the front gate of the future children's center, with one-story administrative building.
Rendering of the front gate of the future children's center, with one-story administrative building.
Rendering of the vocational courtyard. Left to right: new church building, vocational classrooms, entry gate, and existing church building.
Rendering of the vocational courtyard. Left to right: new church building, vocational classrooms, entry gate, and existing church building.
Rendering of the new church building interior.
Rendering of the new church building interior.

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