Good news for the New Year:
The building work of the first phase of the Adelante Africa Secondary School is nearly finished! There is just the completion of the face brick walls and the painting of some of the buildings to be done.
The water pipes bringing water up from the Adelante Africa borehole have now been installed and we are hoping that REA (the Rural Electrification Agency) will be true to their word and provide the school with electricity.
All the buildings of the Secondary school were up by September 2016 and members of the Adelante Africa Spain Board went out to Uganda to meet with the Board there and select teachers for the school in November 2016.
Meet the new Head Teacher – in high spirits despite the downpour!
Money raised for the first phase has not stretched as far as we had hoped. This is mainly due to the school being on a hill, which has meant having to build a road over a stream and to get water and electricity up to the buildings. As a result, it is unlikely that the laboratories will be finished and equipped this year.
See the evolution of the project in the pictures below.
The preliminary stages were completed by January 2016. The land had been bought and the road to the site was built (with the help of the District who lent us a machine). This was not easy as the road crosses a swamp that becomes a river in the rainy season. The plans for the individual buildings and a site plan were drawn up, an engineer was chosen to build the school and the bricks were ordered and the building begun!