Category: Project Progress

MSAADA is becoming increasingly involved with projects in South Sudan. A new 1,255m² Lutheran Church and Community Centre has foundations rising and a clinic planned on the same site will have the first phase starting construction soon. We are also in the process of revising plans for an Episcopal Multi-Purpose Centre originally planned for Malakal that is now to be located to Juba.  Construction has begun with site preparations as well as the laying of the foundation.

USIAD originally commissioned this project of a surgical district hospital and the time has come to renovated and add on to the existing Sterilization department.  With Archview Consultants as the lead while in Tanzania, MSAADA worked alongside with the Touch Foundation to update their hospital.  The addition of a larger and updated sterilization area in the surgical building will help the hospital work more efficiently and stop the spread of after surgery disease.

Educate Tanzania featured MSAADA in their recent newsletter for December 2014. To date, Educate Tanzania has constructed eight of the university buildings and has the momentum and motivation to keep moving forward towards their vision of educating and empowering KARUCO’s (Karagwe University College) surrounding community.

Educate Tanzania Newsletter

Newsletter Excerpt:

ETI partners with “the most effective organizations in the world” and MSAADA certainly falls in that category. Competent , upright, hard-working, and caring architects are the norm at MSAADA. In addition, MSAADA has broad experience from which they can apply deep and important cultural understandings.”

Click Here to read Educate Tanzania’s newsletter.

Haiti continues to have a concentration of projects, but our expertise continues to be put to use around the globe. Currently, MSAADA has active projects in many countries including those described below.

IND 49- English School at Padhar Hospital

English School at Padhar Hospital in Madhya Pradesh, India

In India, we are working not only on a new Nursing College project but also new facilities for an English School. Improvements are being made at the Sevamandir School in Tamil Nadu along with a good sized extension of a Community College for the Arcot Lutheran Church.

Reproductive Child Health Centre at Sengerema Hospital in Sengerema, Tanzania

Reproductive Child Health Centre at Sengerema Hospital in Sengerema, Tanzania

In Tanzania, we are implementing a number of hospital extension projects including a Reproductive Child Health Centre at Sengerema Hospital. MSAADA will be sending an associate from the Minnesota office to Tanzania early this year to support these projects and others in association with the MSAADA office located there.

SLE 11- Hope Centre in Sierra Leone

Hope Centre in Sierra Leone for Women of Hope International

It’s always exciting to work in a country new to us. Women of Hope International, an organization based in the USA, brought us on board to design various facilities for a Hope Center to assist women with physical and mental challenges to be built in Sierra Leone. The implementation of this project is still being negotiated.

Catholic University of Sudan in Juba, South Sudan

Catholic University of Sudan in Juba, South Sudan

In South Sudan, construction is anticipated to commence soon for a new Roman Catholic University in Juba. This project as been pending for a long time and gives us hope for a number of other pending projects to recommence around the world including those countries previously mentioned as well as Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Cameroon, Nigeria and Liberia.

There are many opportunities for financial partnership of persons or organizations in the USA with our Global Neighbors. Contact us if interested in finding a partnership that is right for you!

Construction of St. Francis des Sales Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Construction of St. Francis des Sales Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Construction of the large 250 bed St. Francois des Sales University Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti is making good progress under the supervision of Catholic Relief Services.

Healing Hands for Haiti Guest House in Port-au-Prince

Healing Hands for Haiti Guest House in Port-au-Prince

New connection to the Guest House for HHH in Port-au-Prince

New connection to the Guest House for HHH in Port-au-Prince

Adjacent to the recently completed Prosthetics & Orthotics Workshop, the Guest House for Healing Hands for Haiti is under construction.

Completed St. Vincent's Prosthetics & Orthotics Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Completed St. Vincent’s Prosthetics & Orthotics Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

MSAADA designed and supervised the construction of this new St. Vincent’s Prosthetics & Orthotics Center, including workshop and rehabilitation facilities, as well as a water purification facility that supplies clean drinking water to the center and the surrounding community.

Community Church for Healing Haiti. (Grace Village can be seen at the top of the hill.)

Community Church for Healing Haiti. (Grace Village can be seen at the top of the hill.)

The first of a number of churches for Healing Haiti is being constructed adjacent to Grace Village in Titanyen, Haiti.

Santo 8 Housing Project for the Salvation Army in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Santo 8 Housing Project for the Salvation Army in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Salvation Army Officers' Quarters at Santo 8, Haiti

Salvation Army Officers’ Quarters at Santo 8, Haiti

Workers building roof trusses at Santo 8 site.

Workers building roof trusses at Santo 8 site.

Interior of Salvation Army Church in Fond des Negres, Haiti

Interior of Salvation Army Church nearing completion in Fond des Negres, Haiti

Exterior of Salvation Army Church in Fond des Negres, Haiti

Exterior of Salvation Army Church nearing completion in Fond des Negres, Haiti

School for the Salvation Army in Luly, Haiti

School for the Salvation Army in Luly, Haiti

Salvation Army School at Poirrier

Salvation Army School at Poirrier under construction based on the Dhaiji system, as Poirrier is located in a very remote area of Haiti and it therefore is extremely difficult to get traditional building materials brought there.

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Dhaiji system of construction for the Salvation Army School at Poirrier

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Construction workers at the Salvation Army School at Poirrier, Haiti

This is a selection of just some of the Salvation Army projects currently under construction. How exciting to see so many projects under construction and making great progress for our friends in Haiti! We will no doubt have more updates soon.

MSAADA’s staff in Haiti remains active with project implementation on behalf of several organizations involved in the country’s reconstruction and development.

Exterior of completed HHH Prosthetics & Orthotics Worshop Training Center in Bourdon, Haiti

Interior of completed HHH Prosthetics & Orthotics Workshop Training Center

Healing Hands for Haiti wheelchair assembly and guest house facility under construction

Some of the clients we have recently had the pleasure of working with include The Salvation Army, Healing Hands for Haiti (HHH), Healing Haiti (HH), World Vision, Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition, Johanniter International Assistance, Malteser International, The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, Haitian Roots, and Parole et Action. Two projects currently under construction for HHH include a new wheelchair assembly and guesthouse facility, where the ground floor slab is nearly ready to be poured, and a prosthetics and orthotics teaching workshop where the final coat of paint is being applied. For the Salvation Army, nine new officer residences designed by MSAADA are in various stages of construction, as well as a church nearing completion in Fond des Negres, and two schools in Luly and Poirrier that together will provide more than 600 students with fresh classroom facilities. For the latter school, plus a church and some quarters all located in the remote mountains south of Petit Goave, the design is based on the Dhajji method, which uses all local materials in remote areas for the majority of the construction. This system was introduced to MSAADA by the donor for this project. And although the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are doing their own Architectural/Engineering construction supervision/observation of the large 250 bed, St. Francois de Sales University Hospital, we are glad that project is now under construction based on our design. The same is the case with a couple of schools being built by World Vision, and with a new school for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Gonaives with classroom buildings under construction.

Salvation Army church at Fond des Negres nearing completion

Salvation Army school in Luly, Haiti under construction

The Dhajji method of local materials and construction is used for this Salvation Army school in Poirrier, Haiti

Salvation Army church in Poirrier, Haiti nearing completion

Constructing reinforcing for Officer Quarters in Santo 8, Haiti for the Salvation Army

Construction underway for Officer Quarters in Santo 8, Haiti for the Salvation Army

St. Francois de Sales University Hospital under construction - Port-au-Prince, Haiti

St. Francois de Sales University Hospital - Construction workers preparing to lay concrete slab - Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The construction of a number of MSAADA projects in Haiti has recently been completed after a new Physical Rehab Center for HHH plus some temporary such facilities for Johanniter International Assistance were the first completed MSAADA projects. In March of this year, Real Hope for Haiti began operating out of their new cholera treatment center in Cazale, the only one serving a relatively large portion of the country. A new permanent physical rehabilitation center in Leogane, also the first of its kind in the area, is being used by Johanniter International Assistance to provide physiotherapeutic services and community outreach to persons with disabilities. Johanniter is also training several Haitian physiotherapeutic students at their facility. The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti’s existing facilities serving handicapped children in downtown Port-au-Prince have been renovated with MSAADA’s assistance; MSAADA also designed and supervised the construction of the new St. Vincent’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Center, including workshop and rehabilitation facilities, as well as a water purification facility that supplies clean drinking water to the center and the surrounding community.

Cholera Treatment Center completed for Real Hope for Haiti in Cazale

Cholera Treatment Center now in operation, the only one in that area of Haiti

Completed Physical Rehabilitation Center in Leogane for Johanniter International Assistance

There are more opportunities on the horizon for MSAADA to serve in Haiti. New schools for four communities are set to commence construction soon for the Salvation Army. Two additional schools for The Episcopal Diocese and Parole et Action are also being planned, and a new airport hangar in Port-au-Prince for The Mission Aviation Fellowship, an organization that flies supplies and personnel for missionaries to remote locations throughout the country. Last but not least, for Healing Haiti (HH) (whom we earlier designed a Village for Street Children for at Titanyen), we are presently doing a standard design for a Community Church which will be used to build a number of such churches after. Additionally, MSAADA has already provided concept designs and cost estimates for a number of other projects that also might materialize soon. And construction documents are ready for an extension of an Roman Catholic Hospital in Gros-Morne and a large Roman Catholic Church in Port-au-Prince which will soon be rebuilt.

Completed initial classroom building for University College in Karagwe, Tanzania

In Tanzania after the initial building at the new University College in Karagwe was completed, MSAADA has from January this year had Peter Leahy stationed in the Mwanza area.  That was arranged based on a request from the Touch Foundation in New York to assist with a number of expansion projects they plan on implementing in some district hospitals related to Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) in Mwanza.  The first 6 buildings for lodging by students and some staff at Sengerema hospital are scheduled completed by mid-July.  Peter Leahy has also connected with other potential projects in the Mwanza area for BMC and other organizations.

3 of 6 student housing buildings under construction at Sengerema Hospital in Tanzania

In India, another school in the ALC School project (where MSAADA earlier was the A/E on a project for rebuilding 90 schools with over 40,000 students) will soon see construction completed.   And there is a potential for other projects to materialize soon in that country, beginning with the first phase of a Nursing College for Padhar Hospital in Madhya Pradesh.

Construction underway for new school in the Arcot Lutheran Church project in India

In Ethiopia, a second housing project (for indigenous residents) at Soddo Christian Hospital is soon completed and a new UMC (United Methodist Church) place of worship in Mzuzu, Malawi, is soon completed also.

Progress is being made at the Cholera Treatment Center in Cazale, Haiti. Enjoy these panoramas sent from MSAADA’s Clerk of Works, Jacob Wollensak.

 

 

 

 

From Jacob Wollensak, MSAADA’s Clerk of Works on site for the Cholera Treatment Center in Haiti, we now have photos of the center under construction! Jacob writes, “I am happy to report that both projects are moving forward at a steady pace…We have completed the foundation and are about halfway done with compacting the soil and installing the hardcore. As you will see in the photos, we have started setting up the formwork for the edge of the floor slab…The site, at times, will have around 80 workers which makes for a pleasantly chaotic day at the site!”