Monday, 18 November 2013

First Construction Material Bought For New Humanist School In Uganda

Truck of rock being dumped at new school's site.
Truck of rock being dumped at new school's site.
Last week, the Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda received the first $4,000 USD of funds raised to build permanent classrooms on their newly acquired land. The goal is to completely re-locate the school onto a permanent site they own as they are currently renting all their facilities from the national railroad company.

Well, just yesterday, School Director Bwambale Robert sent me an update detailing how this first injection of funding is being used.

A total of 60,000 bricks have been transported to the new site. This provides an adequate amount of bricks to construct the initial ten classrooms specified in the fundraiser page.
We now have a total of 60,000 bricks at the site. A normal classroom consumes close to 5020 bricks. This means that we can now build 11 classrooms and as per our fundraiser we need first 10 classrooms.
I have put 10 trips of murram which is jointly used in fixing the bricks together and am yet to secure some sizable bags of cement in more months ahead.
Five trips worth of gravel or small stones have been put on site which will aid us in making a firm foundation and fixing ring beams.
Several months ago, major flooding in the region deposited large amounts of sand on the banks of the nearby river. Bwambale collected this and he has purchased additional sand for making plaster for walls, joining bricks and making cement.
I have used the funds totaling to about 3859.97 US$ which is from the 4000 US$ generated from the fundraiser through Atheist Alliance International. I am thanking the secular communities worldwide for standing with me to support my school project. I know we have a long way to go but so far, its a good start.
I am attaching photographs i shoot during the exercise and also submitting to you and AAI the expenditure sheet.
You can take a look at the expenditure sheet here.

Remember, YOU can support this project!


Now, here are some additional photographs which include the striking red gravel and stone that was collected nearby - take a look at the pictures below!

Murram and bricks at the KHPS site.
Murram and bricks at the KHPS site.
Stone extraction and loading.
Stone extraction and loading.
Bricks and murram being dumped at KHPS site.
Bricks and murram being dumped at KHPS site.

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