Hello from the Caprivi Strip! After months of waiting for approval, we finally have the go-ahead from the central government in Windhoek!
This week we will be contacting the contractors to begin construction as soon as possible. By mid-August, the foundation of the building should be complete. After each period of 30 days, the Education Planner from the regional office in Katima will review progress and pay accordingly – the more work that is completed, the higher the percentage of the total cost that is paid.
It’s about time as well! In this current term, students in Grades 5-7 have been completing collage projects on various topics including “body language” and “essentials versus luxuries.” Once the building is complete, the walls will be ideal places to put up their hard work, reassured that the elements will not tear them down.
However, we want to hear what you as donors think about the progress of the building. Frustrated that it has taken so long? Excited that it is finally starting? Thoughts or perspectives to share about development work? Please give feedback! I always appreciate words of encouragement, as well as constructive criticism that may help me improve my method of motivating progress with the project.
Thanks so much to all who have given and supported this project. The snowball that is our vision is picking up momentum and is starting to be realized. Though it may not seem like it, 90% of the work to complete the whole process has been done. Stay tuned for more updates!