Raising the Walls

photo (2)We are excited to see so much progress in just a few short months! Over the summer months, you helped make this school a reality for hundreds of kids in rural Senegal. We were excited by the response we received from people from all over and are well on our way to reaching our goal of $12,000. Previously, the students were meeting in makeshift classrooms that are detrimental to the health of the students and regularly burn to the ground. The construction of this school will facilitate the education of generations of students to come and ensure a healthy and safe learning environment.

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In just the last few months, we have signed an agreement with the school and the community to provide the materials they have access to - specifically water and sand for construction the blocks that will form the walls. Community members gathered and filtered sand to be used in the construction process and the school pulled together to lay water piping from a nearby well.

photo (3)Construction began about two months ago and the walls are now going up! We have a great team of builders working with community members who volunteer time to help with the project and they are making progress everyday. The school is excited about all these new developments and are eager to move into the new space as soon as possible.

Thank you again for your investment in the future of the people of Mbouma, Senegal and the real change that is taking place there. Keep your eyes peeled for future updates as we near completion of the school, and spread the word about the good that is happening that you helped create!