Inspired by 503 students who brave rain and the scorching heat to attend class under exposed elements because of a falling roof, Shashamane Sunrise joined the Global Giving Open Challenge to raise money for the re-construction of Ngora Okoboi Primary School. This is the school in Ngora, Uganda that these children attend.
Thanks to your contributions, we met our open challenge and raised nearly $6,000 (minus Global Giving administration fees) towards our $25,000 target.
In mid-February, Global Giving disbursed the funds to Shashamane Sunrise. Our first priority is to replace the roof. Thankfully, the construction will begin before the rainy season, which means that by the time the rains start, the children will be sitting nice and dry in roofed classrooms.
You did it! We are excited for the children and we will share updates and pictures with you as the work progresses until the project is completed. We have attached a timeline to our report, just so that you can follow the progress of the construction.
We are breaking up the construction in two phases. The first phase will enable us to roof half of the block. The timeline you see is for the construction of the first phase. The construction will start by mid- March and is scheduled to last for 2-3 months. We hope to reach our initial fundraising target for the roof which is $7,500. However, additional re-construction of the substructure is needed for the proper installation of part of the roof. This includes casting of the ring beam and building of the roofing courses and gable walls to support the new roof. This additional work will bring the total to $12,800.
We've only just begun, so please share our story with your friends, if your employer gives matching funds for employee donations, please share our story with your employer. This is another way to help the children.
Ngora Okoboi Primary School and Shashamane Sunrise thank you for your continued help.
Shashamane Uganda Team
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