News (and a great photograph) from Ngambenyi

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We’ve been trying to keep abreast of developments from Kenya and the work African Promise are doing on a new primary school. A week ago we received the latest news, and it looks like things are progressing excellently. This is from Charles Coldman:

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Just back from a few weeks in Kenya and I’m so thrilled and excited to be able to tell you that construction work proper has now started at Ngambenyi.

Our Project Manager, engineer and one of our head builders were on site from last Monday to begin the ground-works and excavations, and with these having been completed within a week, we’ve now got a team of 25 builders and labourers on-site working on the foundations! We have already made more than 2,000 concrete blocks and 20,000 bricks!

The new build parts of the project are essentially three distinct buildings – the pre-school, the dining hall/kitchen, and the office/staffroom/library – and we have three teams of 8 working simultaneously on each. As a result, we should be able to complete the work in good time. We will begin renovations work on the existing facilities once the new buildings have reached a stage where they can be safely used as temporary classrooms, however we will also undertake renovation to the classrooms at times when children are not in school in order to further speed up implementation of the project.

I attach a photo showing the ground works underway with the current school and Kasigau mountain in the background. I have also posted something to Facebook which can be shared with HFT’s own followers!

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