But the heartfelt welcome we received in Isanga made this one easy. As we approached the school, the children were already busy carrying chairs and tables outside and searching for a pleasant spot in the partial shade of the trees with a good view of the school. They clearly wanted to show what is most important here.
After this warm welcome they showed us around the entire school site. The little ones in particular were following us everywhere. They were hiding behind the massive school walls or squinting through the broken windows. Even without words, it’s more than clear that the school is the centre of life in Isanga. And exactly the right place for the first MYC aid project.
To develop a practical plan for our first project in Isanga, we met with the school principal, the village council and our engineer. After two hours of discussions we decided that we wanted to transform the ruins on the right part of the school site into four new classrooms so that there would be space at the school for all the students in Isanga.
Considering the biggest concern in the village, we discussed urgent problems with the village council and analysed the situation in Isanga. The transformation of the ruins into four new classrooms was identified as the most necessary investment.
With our better half, Michael, our on-site engineer, we identified the material requirements, signed contracts and organised the logistics. Fortunately local companies supported us by providing the materials at cost price. This means we can provide maximum investment for the village.
We believe in the positive effects of work, so our commitment is based on the workload that villagers provide for the project. Under Michael’s supervision the foundations were laid. Now the walls will be built and filled, crosslinks made from iron will be inserted for stabilization, new doors and windows will be created and the roof will be constructed.
Status: To Do!
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