A worthwhile walk for the kids
With a tree shade for a roof, 503 Ugandan kids had been showing up every day rain or shine to attend Ngora Okoboi Primary School. A collapsing classroom roof was not holding them back. Inspired by their determination, Shashamane Sunrise started a grassroots fundraising drive that raised $6,800 minus GG administrative fees.
During this first phase 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.
For Phase II of the construction work we will install iron sheets on the two additional classrooms that have had their substructure repaired and the roof trusses installed. We will also install permanent gable end to protect the installed roof from being carried away during a storm.
To date we have spent USD $5512 on the first phase of the project. The total expenditure also included UGX Sh 150,000 (USD$61) from the Ngora Mission and UGX Sh 210,200 (USD$85) from the Parents Teachers Association.
After the completion of Phase I, Irene Omaswa, a Shashamane Uganda team member, organized a Charity Walk in London to raise money for Phase II of the construction work. She reached out to many of you through Facebook, phone calls, text messages and emails and you responded every single day leading up to the day of the charity walk. On July 8th, she walked 17.2km/10.8 miles from Richmond to West Hampstead in North London, UK. Through these efforts we raised USD$2,200 which will be used to fund Phase II of the project. Our goal is to have Phase II of the project completed during the summer recess so the classrooms can be ready for the start of the new school term.
As usual, we’ll keep you posted on the progress we make. To see pictures from the Walk please visit our Our Website or our Facebook Page.
The Financial Report for Phase I of the project is now available as an attachment to this report and on our website.
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.
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