“We’re involved in pro bono work generally and support Architects Without Frontiers specifically because we want to impact tomorrow in as many ways as we can. As architects and urban designers, we have the skills and experience that many local communities in Australia and globally need but can’t fund. It is our passion and our responsibility to team up with like-minded organisations to get important projects shovel-ready and off the ground. It’s personally and professionally satisfying to help a committed group of people turn good intentions into concrete actions and create projects with great community outcomes.” Robert Goodliffe, Partner, ClarkeHopkinsClarke
AWF and AWF Network Partner, ClarkeHopkinsClarke, are collaborating on an exciting project in Tanzania. CHC are in the process of developing a concept masterplan to guide the relocation and development of a new campus of the Maasai Girls Rescue Centre, currently located in the Longido District of Tanzania.
The new campus will include living quarters for approximately 100 young girls, a pre-school, vocational training area, dining hall, volunteer living quarters, livestock barns and gardens for sustainable farming.
MGRC provides a safe and nurturing environment for the most at-risk Maasai girls who are orphaned and/or living in abusive conditions. ClarkeHopkinsClarke, will provide design expertise, site assessment, and significant local knowledge in developing the site masterplan for the new campus.
MGRC Board Member Bruce Hammond notes that,
“Architects Without Frontiers has provided us an invaluable service in connecting us with ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC). In a relatively short time they are taking our evolving requirements and creating design concepts we could not of done without their insights. Because of CHC’s vast experience in working with a similar NGO (One Heart), we are learning much more than just how to layout our village.”
We look forward to further development of the masterplan in coming weeks!
For more information on the important work of the Maasai Girl's Rescue Centre go to this link