Christian Engineers in Development is a Christian professional consultancy service dedicated to development work with overseas communities, and through service, to witness to the Christian Faith
Operations usually comprise an arrangement between a developing country organisation, a funding agency and CED providing technical assistance. Projects often deliver improved water supplies and promote self-help with the maximum use of local resources and CED helping with services such as site visits, feasibility studies, assistance with project proposals, design, contract documents, procurement, tender evaluation, project supervision, direct labour employment, on-the-job training of local staff, project monitoring and evaluation, assistance with fund-raising and the management of project funding.
Alan Michell's visits
Alan Michell, a member of Crawley Baptist Church and a Trustee of CED, has made two visits to Sierra Leone and several ongoing visits to Rwanda since early 2016. The Churches visited ranged from a tent in Pastor Charles Semwaga’s driveway, to a Bamboo framework over which a tarpaulin would be placed for shelter if needed, a 1000+ auditorium run by the Christian Life Assemblies Church in Kigali, and an Anglican Cathedral in Byumba in the mountainous north of Rwanda. A number of churches visited had part finished construction programmes under way to provide larger facilities, but many had halted for lack of funds to complete. At each site whether School or Church the Students and children seemed to be happy with warm greetings offered by the Kindergarten children in particular. On Nkombo Island, in Rwanda a Grifaid Community Aquafilter was donated to the school, and family filters to a number of houses for the provision of potable drinking water. These filters were donated through a colleague of Alan’s in the Anglican Church in Lewes, who first introduced Alan to Rwanda.