I’d like to share with you the Jitegemee Education Center, a wonderful project that I worked on as a volunteer architect with AFHdc (formerly Architecture for Humanity DC). The first phase of construction has been completed, including a new kitchen building, eco-toilet building by “A Place To Go”, and a new main building featuring classrooms, a computer room, and a community library. In 2009 AFHdc members organized a community workshop with Jitegemee, an organization which provides street children with access to formal and vocational education, in the small town of Machakos, Kenya. Six years later, the design developed by this initial team has been realized with this new facility that serves Jitegemee as well as the community. The project was presented on behalf of AFHdc at the Public Interest Design Institute in DC last year.  

See more photos on the Jitegemee website here.

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