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Kafika House

Sector

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Location

Arusha, Tanzania

Year

2024

Project Size

4000m2

Baraka Sikawa l Sune Mushendwa l Kelvin Kiiza

Architect

Kafika House

Client

Status

Under Construction

Kafika House

Kafika House is the home of the Rehabilitative Surgery Programme. It was originally established in 2008 (under the name The Plaster House) by Australian Sarah Rejman to provide a unique and loving home away from home for children receiving pre- and post-operative care and rehabilitation for a surgically correctable disability.

The Rehab Surgery Programme provides corrective surgery and rehabilitation to children up to the age of 18 who have a congenital or acquired disability.

Key Features:

  • Capacity for Impact: The new Kafika House is designed to cater to the needs of 3000 children annually, making it a space that goes beyond aesthetics. The project includes a dedicated surgery center, rehabilitation center, staff and volunteer housing.

  • Rammed Earth Construction: Our commitment to sustainability takes center stage with Kafika House featuring rammed earth construction. This eco-friendly approach not only ensures a lasting impact on the environment but also creates a distinctive and resilient structure.

  • African Design Essence: Rooted in the vibrant culture of Arusha, Kafika House incorporates African design elements, showcasing indigenous patterns, textures, and colors. This cultural integration transforms the space into a celebration of local heritage, fostering a sense of identity and pride.

Join us in this meaningful endeavor as Kafika House becomes a beacon of sustainable architecture, cultural richness, and community empowerment.

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Kafika House stands as a sanctuary for children in need of pre- and post-operative care and rehabilitation for surgically correctable disabilities. Within its walls, Kafika House provides a safe and nurturing "home away from home" environment, offering solace and support to young individuals on their journey to recovery.

Specializing in the treatment of various conditions such as osteofluorosis, burn scar contractures, cleft lip and palate, clubfoot, masses, osteomyelitis, hydrocephalus, and spina bifida, Kafika House operates with a dedicated scope of practice. This includes patient recruitment through proactive outreach initiatives, collaboration with five partner hospitals for expert surgical care, and comprehensive recuperation and rehabilitation efforts.

In its ongoing commitment to compassionate care, Kafika House embraces a holistic approach, ensuring that each child receives not only medical attention but also the emotional and physical support required for a successful recovery. As an established institution with a heartwarming mission, Kafika House continues to make a meaningful impact on the lives of the children it serves, embodying the spirit of hope and healing.

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