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!


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!

Doors and Gates4761100$2,055
Painting and Decorating6905000$2,980
Electrical installation8607281$3,715
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
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!

Government-required fence is taking shape.

Pebbles and moram arrived for making the concrete.
They constructed 50 forms. 140 wooden pillars are needed.
It takes 3 days for the cement to harden in the form.

Beginning the construction of the school main entrance. There will be a required gate with brick walls on either sides of the gate. The rest of the perimeter of the grounds will be a fence.

Our welder, Hamimu Macha, has been working at our school from the very beginning. He literally has made everything, that is made from steel, at our school!
This will be the school gate . Hamimu Macha will be fabricating the school gates.
Starting to work on the gate. I will be excited to see how it turns out!