It’s been a while since our last update on our Primary School Extension project, but we’ve certainly been busy! Take a look at our progress so far! With two weeks still left on our Orphan School campaign, our ground floor windows and walls are already taking shape, with work on our school‘s first floor roof slated to begin soon.

View of the School Extension from the current school roof

View of the School Extension from the current school roof

Our hope is that the ground floor would be completed and ready for usage by the end of July and at the same time the first floor columns and roof would be finished. This is a reasonably goal but it will take some hard work by our builders to achieve. The brickwork is almost complete across the ground floor but the real time consuming steps will be the rendering of the walls, pouring of the floors, electrical wiring and painting.

The internal courtyard

The internal courtyard

Our workshop boys whipped up the frames for the windows at a fraction of the cost we would have had to have paid if we outsourced them. There are two different sizes 6ft x 4ft and 4ft x 4ft. A final coat of paint and the glass will be fitted later.

We made up the window frames in our workshop

We made up the window frames in our workshop

The room we are most excited about is the computer lab. At over 680sqft the room will be perfect not just for computer classes but adult vocational education as well as PD (professional development) classes for our staff. Our hope is the have a digital projector that can be used during the teaching process.

The computer lab is really starting to take shape

The computer lab is really starting to take shape

The exterior of the building will be closed off in the next 2-3 days -now blocking off what was previously the road for parents/visitors to the school. The benefit to this is that guests coming to the school come through our front foyer which is far more secure.

Exterior of the building

Exterior of the building

So many amazing people have come forward, fundraising, promoting and contributing to make this all possible. It has been incredible. And though there is still much work to do, we are beyond blessed by all that has been achieved so far. Thank you for your support!