We have been so busy during the school holidays building at the beginning of the school year. Below, see the foundations, then later progress just a bit later, of 4 new rooms. Scroll down and you’ll see the photos of it growing before your eyes! =)
Our surrounding community have been coming over asking if we would be building again this year. They are thrilled to help with any job, to raise school fees and bring income to their sparse existence.
We have excellent brick-making soil on our land, which is saving us a fortune. This is how bricks are made nation-wide. First the soil is mixed to the right consistency, then put carefully into forms.
Above, one of our dear friend, Santa’s sons. His mommy passed away last year, and we’re caring for him. He’s one of our best workers and we’re paying his rather expensive school fees because he’s an excellent student at one of the better secondary schools.
Above, Richard, another former graduate from our school. He works with us every term holiday and likewise, we pay his school fees. He too is doing particularly well and is striving to become a teacher — to teach at our school as he wants to give back to other orphans like himself. Here he’s counting bricks made by the young workers, so as to be sure to pay them exactly according to their work. Palm leaves are placed on the drying bricks to slow down the drying process before bricks are put in the kiln, since these days it’s exceptionally hot.
We are so excited about this amazing and very needed step of progress. It’s all thanks to you, our dear friends and donors who care! We’d especially like to thank the FamilyCareFoundation.org for their generous grant towards this building.
Closer to finishing now, with ceilings being finished up and with some coats of paint, it’s going to be just wonderful!!