EFOD Cardiff was founded in 2000 and is the original EFOD Group. We are a multi-disciplinary team of engineers from a range of consultancies operating out of Cardiff and Bristol. We have a comprehensive record of
constructing hospital incinerators, mills, medical facilities, vocational training school buildings and borehole rehabilitation.
Kachambala is a small subcounty North of the city of Mbale, an Eastern region of Uganda. Education attainment is low and the local government school is oversubscribed with class sizes typically exceeding over 100 pupils. In addition, English is also typically only taught to pupils from age 7-8 which represents an obstacle to exceeding academically as exams in Uganda are taken in English and the local community speak Ateso.
The Faith school was founded in 2006 by Cuthbert Okurut, a Baptist Pastor, in response to a request for improved education for nursery and primary children from his local community. The school was set up as a not-for-profit Community Benefit Organisation and pupils are taught English from their very first day. Since its inception, education attainment has consistently far outperformed government run schools in the region.
FAITH SCHOOL PROJECT
The school originally commenced using a church building, an office building and 3 Sunday school rooms as classroom facilities. EFOD Cardiff are constructing new facilities to enable the school to its projected capacity of 300 pupils.
The Faith School project aims to provide 9 new classrooms, canteen and administration block as well as WASH infrastructure including toilet blocks, water supply, hand-washing stations and girls changing rooms.
9 New Classrooms
Extending opportunities at the school to more children and young people in Kachumbala.
Facilities for the preparation of school food and space for students and teachers to eat inside.
Space for staff to work outside of classrooms.
Comprehensive infrastructure addressing water supply, sanitation and hygiene with a focus on removing barriers to school attendance for girls and disabled students.
The annual EFOD Cycle Challenge is a gruelling test of endurance which raises money for the Cardiff Group projects.
Last years 60 hour virtual relay raised more than £5,000!
Look out for news on the next ride on the website.
Jack is a civil engineer working in the Water Sector with Arup. Jack has become involved with EFOD through the notorious cycling fundraisers and is now co-leading the Faith School project.
Olivia is a Geotechnical Engineer with Mott MacDonald. Olivia started her involvement with EFOD in October 2020 and is currently co-managing the remote site supervision of the Faith School project.
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We work with firms to promote engineering in the UK and develop young construction professionals through training and events.
We are always interested in partnering with new firms.
We always welcome eager construction professionals to join the team and help us design, fundraise and oversee construction in Uganda.
Experience in engineering, construction and fundraising are all invaluable attributes to this project.