Let's meet the team:

The team consists of experienced architects, designers,  healthcare professionals,  philanthropists, the people of Mugunda, the Nyeri County Ministry of Health, and now YOU.

GREG ELSNER,  Architect    Architect/Design-Builder   Hometown:  Minneapolis, MN, USA   Related Projects:   Mahiga Rainwater Court (2010), Mahiga Primary Classrooms (2010), Konyit Elementary School Complex (2014) , Aberdares Range Preschools (2013-2016) , Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016)                                          

GREG ELSNER, Architect

Architect/Design-Builder

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN, USA

Related Projects:  Mahiga Rainwater Court (2010), Mahiga Primary Classrooms (2010), Konyit Elementary School Complex (2014) , Aberdares Range Preschools (2013-2016) , Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016)                                          

KADIE FREDELL,   RN, PHN    Healthcare Consultant, Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse   Hometown:  Minneapolis, MN, USA   Related Projects:  Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016)                                                                                       

KADIE FREDELL, RN, PHN

Healthcare Consultant, Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN, USA

Related Projects: Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016)             

                                                                        

TYLER JOHNSON,  Architect    Architect   Hometown:  Minneapolis, MN, USA   Related Projects:  Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016)

TYLER JOHNSON, Architect

Architect

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN, USA

Related Projects: Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016)

JOSEPH KAGIRI  ,  Local     Architect    Bressels Engineers, Architect   Hometown:  Mugunda, Kenya   Related Projects:  Mahiga Rainwater Court (2010), Mahiga Primary Classrooms (2010), Konyit Elementary School Complex (2014) , Aberdares Range Preschools (2013-2016) , Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016)           

JOSEPH KAGIRI, Local Architect

Bressels Engineers, Architect

Hometown: Mugunda, Kenya

Related Projects: Mahiga Rainwater Court (2010), Mahiga Primary Classrooms (2010), Konyit Elementary School Complex (2014) , Aberdares Range Preschools (2013-2016) , Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016)           

MUGUNDA COMMUNITY  and  NYERI COUNTY MINISTRY OF HEALTH   Taking ownership of the clinic will be the people of Mugunda and the Ministry of Health who will staff, stock, maintain, and provide care.   Together we can build the future of Mugunda.  Let's help raise the bar.    

MUGUNDA COMMUNITY and NYERI COUNTY MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Taking ownership of the clinic will be the people of Mugunda and the Ministry of Health who will staff, stock, maintain, and provide care.

Together we can build the future of Mugunda.  Let's help raise the bar.

 

BOBBY SMITH,  Designer    Intern Architect/Designer   Hometown:  St. Cloud, MN, USA   Related Projects:  Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016)                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

BOBBY SMITH, Designer

Intern Architect/Designer

Hometown: St. Cloud, MN, USA

Related Projects: Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016)                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                

TURK & CHRISTY PIPKIN ,  Founders   Co-founders of the Nobelity Project   Hometown:  Austin, TX, USA   Related Projects:  Mahiga Rainwater Court (2010), Mahiga Primary Classrooms (2010), Konyit Elementary School Complex (2014) , Aberdares Range Preschools (2013-2016) , Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016) 

TURK & CHRISTY PIPKIN, Founders

Co-founders of the Nobelity Project

Hometown: Austin, TX, USA

Related Projects: Mahiga Rainwater Court (2010), Mahiga Primary Classrooms (2010), Konyit Elementary School Complex (2014) , Aberdares Range Preschools (2013-2016) , Mugunda Maternity Clinic (2016) 

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    The association  Africa Rafiki was formed onSeptember 28, 2000 under its former name “  Associazione Giudicariese Amici di Padre Franco ” (in English,  Association from Giudicarie Valley Friends of Father Franco ) for the social, cultural, medical and economic relief and promotion of the people living in the slums of Nairobi and in the poor villages located in different areas of Kenya.     Since the beginning Africa Rafiki follows in the footsteps of Father Franco Cellana (1.10.1942– 24.9.2015), who spent his entire life helping street children and slums people to improve their living conditions by offering them access to healthcare, education and employment .    Africa Rafiki does not have political aims, nor is it engaged in political matters. Since 2001 it has been recognized as a non-profit organisation (ONLUS), operating following two specific modalities:     1.      In Kenya, where its volunteers go regularlynot only to build and fixslums, hygienic facilities, medical centers, schools, canteens and laboratories, but also to provide medicines, specialist medical examinations,first aid, small surgeries and medications and courses about health education.     2.      On thelocal territory (in Italy), where volunteers organise public events and conferences, theatre and musical performances, markets and “solidarity dinners”in order to raise awareness among people and gather funds for its projects in Kenya.         The seat of Africa Rafiki is in Tione di Trento, in Via Roma n. 5.    E-mail:    africarafiki@tiscali.it     Web: www.africarafiki.it

The association Africa Rafikiwas formed onSeptember 28, 2000 under its former name “ Associazione Giudicariese Amici di Padre Franco” (in English, Association from Giudicarie Valley Friends of Father Franco) for the social, cultural, medical and economic relief and promotion of the people living in the slums of Nairobi and in the poor villages located in different areas of Kenya.

Since the beginning Africa Rafiki follows in the footsteps of Father Franco Cellana (1.10.1942– 24.9.2015), who spent his entire life helping street children and slums people to improve their living conditions by offering them access to healthcare, education and employment .

Africa Rafiki does not have political aims, nor is it engaged in political matters. Since 2001 it has been recognized as a non-profit organisation (ONLUS), operating following two specific modalities:

1.   In Kenya, where its volunteers go regularlynot only to build and fixslums, hygienic facilities, medical centers, schools, canteens and laboratories, but also to provide medicines, specialist medical examinations,first aid, small surgeries and medications and courses about health education.

2.   On thelocal territory (in Italy), where volunteers organise public events and conferences, theatre and musical performances, markets and “solidarity dinners”in order to raise awareness among people and gather funds for its projects in Kenya.

 

The seat of Africa Rafiki is in Tione di Trento, in Via Roma n. 5.

E-mail: africarafiki@tiscali.it

Web: www.africarafiki.it


TOGETHER WE CAN SUCCEED:

Our partners are coming together to build once again, yet this time we are reaching deeper and building larger to help the women of Mugunda and beyond.  Over the years, people like Greg Elsner and Joseph Kagiri have turned ideas into reality by putting their passion and skills as designers into action.  Teaming with organizations such as the Nobelity Project, the team has brought many schools, classrooms, kitchens, shower rooms, and clean water to Kenyans in need.

Below we will meet the team members who are working towards building the Mugunda Maternity Clinic, review some of their past Kenya projects, and note some of the steps we have taken to set the stage towards building the clinic.


Greg is surrounded by a mob of children in front of the recently constructed Mahiga Rainwater Court (2010)


Experienced with a Proven Track Record:

The list of completed projects that this team represents creates the first building blocks of the clinic.  Each team member's experience reveals a high level of passion, determination, and execution that yields proven results.

Please review the slideshow below to learn more about some of the recent construction projects:


 building upon the past to create the future: