Waterloo School in Sierra Leone
I apologise if there is a little repetition in the Newsletters BUT I am constantly adding people to my mailing list and need to make sure they have some background regarding the current project. The project plan is to build and equip 8 classrooms, an office/storeroom, & 2 toilet blocks.
The first block of 4 classrooms was built & equipped with furniture in just 10 weeks. Work began on the second block of 4 classrooms, incorporating the office/storeroom, on March 27th and this was the progress after just ONE week!! Now, 5 weeks after starting, the block is built & TODAY they finished the roofing.
As a direct result of my presentation at Torquay Conference I have received donations of £2,170 and with the donation of £3,000 from Banbury Rotary Club I now have ALL the funding in place to complete the building of the 4 classrooms.Rendering, fitting the ceilings, installing the windows & doors, screeding the floors will all take place in the next couple of weeks and the last stage will be painting internally & externally. We are well on track to complete the building before the rainy season starts at the end of May !!
With donations from a couple of recent talks, some local donations and a pledge for £500 I will also have adequate funding to pay for all the furniture for these 4 classrooms. The next phase will be the building of 2 toilet blocks which will happen after the rainy season giving me time to raise more funds. Currently I haven’t had to take advantage of the loan I was offered but it’s still there IF I need it. To everyone who has contributed to this project and enabled so much to happen in such a short space of time – I am truly grateful for your help. If what “WE CAN” do helps change the lives of just a few people then the effort is well worth it.
THANK YOU for helping me to continue to “make a real difference”.