Before the renovations started: Falling Roof
From studying under exposed elements to attending school in 2 roofed classrooms, your contributions have made a huge difference to 503 children at Ngora Okoboi Primary School. Had it not been for your donations, the children would have stopped school for a few months. Because the roof of their classroom was rotting, they were studying under a tree and the pending seasonal rains would have completely disrupted their classes. The school administration informed us that the roof needed to be fixed urgently and so we devoted all the money you contributed to replace the roof.
Phase I of our infrastructure project focused on replacing the rotting roof on 4 of the 6 classrooms on the six block classroom and administration building. The project got started in March, 2011 and to date we have demolished the rotting roof, built a ring beam around the brick structure to support the new roof trusses, constructed and installed new roof trusses on four classrooms and installed weather resistant iron sheet roofing on two of those classrooms.
DATE INCOME DISBURSEMENTS FEES BALANCE SOURCE DESCRIPTION
25-Feb $4,642 $4,642 GG Donor Challenge Nov-Dec 2010
04-Mar $327 $4,969 GG
09-Mar -$452 -$25 $4,517 PhaseI - Pmt 1 Demolish old roof / Remove debris
12-Apr -$1,131 -$80 $3,386 PhaseI - Pmt 2 Build new ring beam
04-Apr -$999 -$30 $2,387 PhaseI - Pmt 3 Build new trusses
06-Apr $525 $2,912 GG
29-Apr -$2,443 -$45 $469 PhaseI - Pmt 4 Iron sheets for 2 classrooms
The urgency of the situation and the impact of your contribution was emphasized by the fact that the students and teachers immediately occupied the roofed structures even as the repairs on the walls and windows are still pending.
Thank you for your contributions and please continue to donate or enlist a friend of yours. Visit: Global Giving to donate online. Our UK donors may also donate through the Global Giving UK Portal. Please also support our Shash supporter’s efforts during the Charity Walk in London, July 8, 2011. More details can be found on our Facebook Page or Our Website. As of this post the total donations raised is USD$6870 (minus global giving fees).
Together we’ve started the journey and just so that you can see the progress and share in our excitement we took some pictures and made a video. Watch it here.
Before renovations to the roof: Classes under tree
Renovation starts: Demolishing old roof
During renovation: Building new roof trusses
During renovation: Installing the roof trusses
After renovation: 2 classrooms roofed
After roofing, wall plastering needed.
After roofing, children in class: Hope