1. Project Status
Green. The project is running on time and on budget. Yofafo staff on the ground have been happy with the progress, and with the quality of the work so far. It compares favourably with previous classroom constructions. The contract labourers have been working well, however see (Issues) below. The students and villagers have been very excited to see their new classroom going up!
The construction of the classroom began in the first week of November. A previous project, funded by individual volunteers, had already seen the construction of the concrete footings and floor, and the purchase of bricks. The scope of this project is to complete the classroom block to a finished state.
The brickwork was completed to roof height on November 12 by contracted bricklayers. The next 2 weeks saw the construction of the ring beam (a concrete beam which sits on top of the perimeter brick wall and encircles the building), and also the construction of the reinforced concrete posts for the verandah supports. The 2 photos below show the progress as of November 30.
3. Expenses to date:
$915 USD (2,445,500 UGX / Ugandan Shillings) had been spent by November 22 on materials and labour.
4. Next Activities:
During December, the roofing work will begin. This will involve the purchase and construction on site of of timber roofing trusses, roofing iron, guttering and spouting, and payment of roofers and labourers.
Following the completion of the roofing, the building will be fitted out and finished:
It is expected that the classroom will be ready for use by January 31.
The lead engineer/builder is also working on other sites. Yofafo has found that has sometimes been not available when needed. It has been raised as a risk thst needs to be monitored. It has so far not affected the schedule. No other issues have been reported.
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