The Engeye Clinic Multi-use Structure Will Be Built Entirely in Uganda using Ugandan Labor and Materials to Contribute to the Growth of Ddegeya Village
Engeye Health Clinic: Spreading the Love
The Engeye Health Clinic in Uganda has announced that its latest project is the architectural design of a multi-use community space that can function as an outdoor classroom, an eatery, a garden, and a location for staff and village meetings. The structure will be equipped with rotating chalkboards for student instruction and built-in planters for raising fruit and vegetables.
Close proximity to the Engeye Heath Clinic's staff housing will allow resident volunteers from Union College to use the space for educating local children who cannot afford public school. The structure's angled roof will serve as a rainwater collector, while the open-air design was modeled with Uganda's equatorial climate in mind. The multi-use space was conceived of by Engeye team member Mini Chu.
The multi-use structure will be built entirely in Uganda using Ugandan labor and materials with supervision from Engeye staff members. Dollars spent on this project yield a physical benefit for Ddegeya Village and also support the local economy through direct investment in labor and materials. The entire Engeye team firmly believes that structures built by Ugandans for the benefit of Ugandans will have the most lasting impact.
Engeye's mission is to improve living conditions and reduce unnecessary suffering in rural Africa through education and compassionate health care. Implicit in every project that we undertake is the understanding that it will ultimately be sustainable with little or no outside assistance.
In order to fund this project, the Engeye team is working to raise $3,500 dollars. Approximately $2,500 will be used to purchase materials (concrete, sheet metal, posting) and labor, while $1,000 will be budgeted for transportation of materials and staff. To date, the Engeye Health Clinic in Uganda has treated thousands of patients, has built a laboratory for tests, has engineered improvements to the Ddegeya Village water supply, has implemented the Engeye Scholars Program, has developed education projects and partnerships with Ugandan agencies, and much more.
To contribute to this worthwhile project that will greatly benefit Ddegeya Village in Uganda, to receive future updates on the project or for information regarding other Engeye initiatives, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Engeye website at: http://www.engeye.org/
About the Engeye Health Clinic
The Engeye Health Clinic is located in Ddegeya Village in southern Uganda. The mission of the Engeye Health Clinic is to improve living conditions and reduce unnecessary suffering in rural Africa through education and compassionate health care. The main clinic building and two volunteer houses were constructed during the summer of 2006 with funds from an inheritance from the grandmother of Engeye Health Clinic’s co-founder, Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke. John Kalule, a native Ugandan, co-founded the Engeye Health Clinic, and today manages the daily operations of the Clinic. Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke, Dr. Carlos Elguero, John Leisure, Jay Shah, Misty Richards and Anny Su comprise the board of directors for the 501(c) (3) tax deductible, nonprofit organization. For more information, visit: