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Wellspring Centre
The Wellspring Foundation for Education
eMiC Project 10031

May 31 - June 11, 2012

Project Status
June 2012: Design underway.

Project Team
Greg Young - eMiC team leader
Emma Houiellebecq- eMiC intern
Zachary Wise - eMiC intern
Christopher Poromon - architect
Kendra Johanson - architecture student
Dave Vinish - civil engineer
Roly Wiebe - civil engineer
Patricia Zander - civil engineer
Brent Bush - structural engineer
William Price - electrical engineer
Carey Steckler - construction manager

Site Latyout Rendering Existing Campus Existing Student Housing Working without Power Final Presentation

Media & Ministry Reports

Recent BED grad helps design education center in Rwanda
ArchOne (August 2, 2012)

LC architect lends a hand in Rwanda
Galveston Daily News (July 4, 2012)

Kelowna engineering student makes a difference in Rwanda
Kelowna Capital News (June 29, 2012)

EMI Begins Work on the Wellspring Centre
The Source (June 2012)

Furthering Education in Rwanda
The Young's Journey (May 24, 2012)

Original Project Scope
The Wellspring Foundation for Education is a Christian organization working with Rwandans to empower a new generation of leaders through education that transforms lives.  They facilitate the development of schools in Rwanda and the empowerment of Rwandan teachers.

The Wellspring Foundation has a vision for a Ministry Centre in which their core organizational business takes place, and where they are able to host and engage those partners who make their work possible. 

Phase I of the Wellspring Centre will be the development of a guest house facility that will first and foremost serve as a platform for Wellspring to host and engage with their donor community - those who support the transformation of Rwanda through high quality, Christian values-based education.  In line with their core values, Wellspring believes that their donors are partners, and that Wellspring has a responsibility to enrich and bless their donors lives as their donors also support and bless Wellspring. 

Phase II will include the development of offices to serve as the organization’s headquarters for their future work in Rwanda, as Wellspring Academy Secondary School, where they are currently housed, has need of that space.  
While this project’s impact to the poor is indirect, it is profound.  By enabling Wellspring to engage and host their donor community, their ability to serve hundreds of Rwandan teachers, educational leaders, and parent-teacher committee representatives each year is greatly enhanced.  At the present time they are already doing teacher and leadership training and community involvement in 40 public schools that have hundreds of teachers and tens of thousands of children, many of whom live in poverty.  Through this project, Wellspring will enhance their ability to serve.  Will you use your professional skills to help them serve better?


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