Final building starts!

We needed to move our electricity pole to start construction. Another expense, but necessary.

The children are now back to school after the COVID-19 outbreak. New hand-washing stations were built before they returned to school!

Our headmaster and Emmanuel went to look at touch-less hand washing stations in the village. Our welder, who makes all our school needs, designed our own touch-less hand washing stations.

We were given funds by donors from Operation Bootstrap Africa to buy COVID-19 supplies. THANK YOU OBA DONORS!!

They are doing their best to be safe at school.

GREAT harvest this year to feed our school children!

CORN HARVEST

Next comes the BEAN HARVEST!

Two-Story 6 Room School Building

Thank you everyone for your support.

The outlined price below is for the current 6 rooms, 3 on the first level and 3 on the second level as pictured above. We have now changed our design to 4 rooms on the first level with 2-3 more levels in the future. The price is now $82,000 for the four room first level, but with support, we will accomplish our goal!

BUILDING SUPPLIESTZ moneyUSD money
Frame68631600$29,621
Stairs2072000$894
Walling20432000$8,818
Doors and Gates4761100$2,055
Windows7560000$3,263
Roofing17172050$7,411
Finishing9134250$3,942
Painting and Decorating6905000$2,980
Electrical installation8607281$3,715
145275281$62,700
GENERAL SUMMARY
Building Supplies – detailed above145275281$62,700
Transport charges5000000$2,158
Payment of skilled labor2000000$863
Payment of supervisor, overhead and adminstration3000000$1,295
Labor charge of casual laborers72000000$31,075
227275281$98,090USD
This the old total for the pictured school building, but we must not be short sighted, but rather plan and build for the future.

The road literally washed out in the recent rains. Immediate help was needed!

Donors stepped up and supplied the funds to fix the road.  8 truck loads of dirt are added, but that is not the total solution. Our buses get stuck in loose dirt. Larger rocks are needed.
Where should we find these larger rocks?
How about finding these larger rocks right on our school grounds.
Large rocks from the school grounds are moved to the road.
8 truckloads of smaller rocks are added to the school grounds.
Now the children are able to play and not get hurt on the big rocks. With the smaller rocks in place, when the rains come, the ground will not be all mud.
We are dubbing this the ‘Wright Road Improvement Project’, as three donors were instrumental in funding this vital need. Thank you Bruce, Gary and Sylvia!