KARAGWE TRIP TO REFINE DESIGN PLANS FOR RURAL OPPPORTUNITY CENTERS
Jan Hansen (ETI) and Bruce Engel (Architect) head to Karagwe on January 26 to attend the ETI/KAD Summit and to forward the design phase of the Rural Opportunity Centers (ROCs) in Tanzania. Bruce has completed the pre-design work in collaboration with ETI and KAD and is prepping for deep discussions regarding program use as well as site and space requirements for the work ahead in Karagwe. The team will also visit Bruce’s other project work in the area; opportunity centers that are already built and in operation. Bruce was integral to the award-winning work of Sharon David Design as he was project manager for the Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda and collaborated as well on projects in other parts of the globe.
- REFINE PLANS FOR RURAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER #1 (ROC1).
- INTERVIEW FIRST YEAR KARUCO STUDENTS: KARUCO IMPACT STUDY
- ENCOURAGE KAD AND PEOPLE IN KARAGWE
- Meet with the ROC Task Force, KAD and others to advance and refine plans for the Rural Opportunity Centers
- Gather site information to fill in gaps, complete information loops and further refine design plans.
- Gather information regarding community training, seminars and events to be conducted at the community center.
- Be familiar with typical Tanzanian architecture and art.
- Visit existing markets and survey strengths, needs and interest in ROC#1.
- Refine the design, program and timeline for ROC#1.
- Define next steps and timeline for ROC Task Force, ETI and KAD.
- Interview KARUCO students: Conduct KARUCO Impact Study
- Encourage KAD in their work.
- Cooperate with KAD Engineer to design amazing spaces to meet needs of people through identified functions.
- Encourage creativity and practicality to promote and sustain economic and social wealth through education.
- Organize a framework outlining major tasks and timeframes (DOR).
- Review and refine the Design MOU between ETI and BURO Engel.
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