Project #4062

1000 Voices for Hope - Mahiga Hope High

by Nobelity Project
Jun 9, 2010

June field report - construction all around!

9th graders (form one) at Mahiga Hope High
9th graders (form one) at Mahiga Hope High

I'm returning from Kenya with great photos and video of progress at Mahiga Hope High School. After a huge dawn-to-dark concrete pour with 50 workers, the classroom/libraries building is now on its second floor. Construction on the new kitchen is underway - with both of those buildings scheduled for a grand-opening in July.

Despite endless weeks of rain that rendered our 3 1/2 km of unpaved road unpassable, the RainWater Court is also moving ahead - now has the huge excavation complete, with full foundation walls also ready. Estimated finish for the entire structure is September! Big thanks to Greg Elsner, our Architecture for Humanity design fellow, who is living in the community for one year while overseeing this great work.

Bigger kudos to the community for their passionate involvement, including 120 parents who worked by hand to spread tons of rock on the road so construction could continue. We now have 31 high school students in temp classrooms, with the number growing all the time.

Check out new photos and our inspiring 3-minute video, Building Hope - Foundations.

And please help us spread the word. We're currently building 3 major structures with 3 more about to break ground. We're buying textbooks, desks and chairs, school supplies, and completing the new computer lab. A little financial support goes a long ways at Mahiga.



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Organization Information

Nobelity Project

Location: Austin, TX - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Turk Pipkin
Austin, TX United States

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