Plans for a £2.7m vocational college in Northern Uganda are one step closer to realisation, with architect Dave Lambert recently appointed to oversee the project. Dave has been tasked with the design of the college, which is located in the city of Gulu Northern Uganda.
Plans are due to be completed later this year with Phase 1 of the build due to begin early next year.
Dave was appointed after competitive interviews and recently visited SERC to meet the team behind the project. During the visit Dave met with Fields of Life representatives, SERC Principal Ken Webb, Head of Quality Claire Henderson and Head of Estates Gary Chambers. As part of the visit he toured the state-of-the-art SPACE Campus.
Dave is an architect at Engineering Ministries International (EMI) a non-profit Christian development organization made up of architects, engineers, surveyors and construction managers who use their skills to serve the least reached worldwide.
Since 1982, EMI has worked on over 1,000 relief and development projects in over 90 countries and donated over 63,000 hours in services.
In 2015 SERC teamed up with the Christian charity Fields of Life to launch the 'Upskilling Uganda' project which aims to change thousands of young lives in rural Africa through the provision of a new vocational training institute.
To date nearly £80,000 has been secured to design and build the new vocational training college. Claire Henderson Head of International, Quality, Excellence and Development said "We are delighted to have Dave involved in this project. He has over 30 years of experience in architecture. Appointing Dave as the architect is a significant milestone in the development of the college.
"Our vision began in 2015 and we're delighted that it's turning into a reality. When complete the project will provide an opportunity for the young people of Uganda to undertake vocational training to help them make a brighter future for themselves."