|Construction of 8 new latrines.|
Also, next week, I will be sharing more information about exactly what's needed in the short term to keep this construction project moving. Because it looks like we're about to hit another lull. If you would like to contribute to this project -- and construction is set to halt again due to lack of funds! -- please chip in whatever you can over at the fundraiser page.
In addition to the septic tank and latrines being near to completion, the school kitchen and storeroom is also now taking shape.
There has been some construction of the septic tank toilet plus the school kitchen with a store room attached also being put up.
|School kitchen with attached storeroom.|
Also the school hall building has been given a face lift and have tried my best to make good use of the financial resources at my disposal and soon will be giving in my full accountability report. Roof timbers have been added on the roofs of this building and all the chalk boards on this building are complete save one. We're also plastering the entire inside part.
|The school hall building still requires a roof, floor and windows.|
The builder is telling me that to roof the entire building a total of close to 160 corrugated iron sheets are required to roof the entire place and its like we shall try to roof a small section on this building as we solicit for more funds from well wishers.
|Another shot of the main hall, which may have to be put on pause.|
One of my main challenges now is to roof the school hall building which needs over 180 corrugated iron sheets and the school kitchen which needs 20 iron sheets to ensure the bricks are protected from the harsh wet season coming up in mid February and March this year. I however tried to plaster the outer part on this building. Roofing it soon will help in giving the building shape and protecting exposed timbers from bending. We are right now still enjoying the hot sunny weather conditions of Kasese but when the rains come things might not be fine.Essentially, most of the last big injection of funds has been nearly depleted with the construction of a robust cemented and plastered latrine and kitchen and storeroom. However, I'm sure everyone would realize that these are absolutely essential structures for any functioning school.
|Another picture of the main hall.|
|Blackboard installation in the main hall, which is still exposed to the elements.|
Meanwhile, because only the nursery block is near complete (90%), the Rukoki Campus will only service nursery aged children - Baby, Middle and Upper classes. The nursery opened its doors on the 4th of February. There are currently 14 children already enrolled into the nursery school program and more are expected to show up this coming Monday.
|Inside the nearly complete nursery block.|
|The nearly complete nursery block.|
Other things that need to get done are erecting school logos, painting all the buildings and shuttering the school hall building.
Bwambale once again thanked donors Meredith Doig and Randall Philipo, who were able to raise a substantial portion of the latest injection of funds.
Meanwhile, the school received scholastic art supplies and stationery from Kids Heart Kids and book donations by the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust.
|Very pleasant looking photo of the new nursery block.|