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NICOPOLIS TANZANIA

ALBINISM SUPPORT CENTER

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

This is a multi-phase project to create a center for people with albinism that is self-sustaining, safe, and therapeutic. The first phase is an orphanage for the most vulnerable children from 0-5, a clinic, and doctor and staff housing. Children with albinism are particularly vulnerable, as they may be rejected or abandoned by family members and may be killed or maimed in order to obtain body parts for the witchcraft black market. Buildings are designed using passive ventilation and shading principles, rainwater collection and urine-diverting toilets, and compressed earth block walls. The orphanage is designed as a series of single-story, house-like buildings arranged around a central courtyard with plenty of shaded outdoor play area.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Project Type

Therapeutic Center

Project Location

Kisarawe, Tanzania

Project Partners

Anjali Grant Design and PSM Engineers

Project Start Date

2016

Project Team

Anjali Grant, Project Lead

Hillary Collins

Katherine Jacobs

Ron Martinson

Zeeshan Shah

Amanda Wolfang