Work on our Primary School Extension is going really well. This project has been supported through our School Desks For Orphans Indiegogo campaign that we ran a few months ago. While there is still a lot of fundraising to be done before we can complete the double story construction we are confident enough to start.
We have contracted a local builder who is working with our new plans from Engineering Ministries International (EMI) to ensure that the building is done right. We struggled to find a contractor to bend and tie the reenforcing iron frames for the columns and beams; our first contractor pulled out and the second one had medical issues. Our third contractor, a man from a town nearly an hours drive away, was not our first choice purely because of the distance he would have to commute each day. His level of skill was perfect for the job but traveling distance would cause some additional expenses we were hoping to avoid.[frame style=”modern” image_path=”http://indianorphanage.com/io/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DSC_6998.jpg” link_to_page=”” target=”” description=”Our building contractor, Girdhari” float=”” lightbox=”http://indianorphanage.com/io/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DSC_6998.jpg” lightbox_group=”” size=”two_col_large”]
When our first two options ran out we gave Contractor #3 a call. Amazingly he was literally just outside our front gate! To make matters even better he had just purchased a house only ten minutes drive away! Call it providence or just good luck we are over the moon![frame style=”modern” image_path=”http://indianorphanage.com/io/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DSC_6992.jpg” link_to_page=”” target=”” description=”” float=”” lightbox=”http://indianorphanage.com/io/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DSC_6992.jpg” lightbox_group=”” size=”two_col_large”]
Foundations have been dug and seven out of twelve columns have had their footings poured are now standing and the rest should be up by the end of next week.[frame style=”modern” image_path=”http://indianorphanage.com/io/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DSC_6993.jpg” link_to_page=”” target=”” description=”” float=”” lightbox=”http://indianorphanage.com/io/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DSC_6993.jpg” lightbox_group=”” size=”two_col_large”]