In December 2010, Shashamane Sunrise visited Ngora Okoboi Primary School, where they met 503 very determined kids. A collapsing roof had forced them out of their classrooms. In spite of the decaying roof, these kids had been showing up every day rain or shine to attend school under a tree shade. Inspired by their determination, Shashamane Sunrise started a fundraising drive that raised $6,800 minus GG administrative fees.
During the Phase I of the roof renovation we demolished the collapsing roof, rebuilt the ring beam for four classrooms, put up roof trusses and installed weather proof iron sheets on two of the four classrooms.
After the completion of Phase I, Irene Omaswa, a Shashamane Sunrise, Uganda team member, organized a Charity Walk in London to raise money for Phase II of the construction work. On July 8th, she walked 17.2km/10.8 miles from Richmond to West Hampstead in North London, UK. Through these efforts she raised USD$2,200 for Phase II of the project.
Of the $2,200 we raised through the Charity Walk, we received the first installment of $1060 on September 15th and the second installment, $920 on November 30th. With the funds received from Global Giving UK and Global Giving, we now have enough money to start Phase II roof construction. We will start with the construction of the shorter classroom and when we finish constructing the shorter classroom, we will start on the long Eastern classroom. We are excited about the new roof and can't wait to finish construction so that once the new term begins, more children can sit under another roofed classroom.
We have attached a break down of the roof construction costs as well as the very first pictures we’ve taken of the construction materials we purchased being off loaded. We will keep you posted on the progress we make.
Once again, Yalama noi noi. Thank you very much for the commitment you've shown to this cause.
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