Update 24 Aug 12 - Gongali School Kitchen/Dining Room
We are pleased to announce that we have almost reached the funding goal for our second project of 2012. With 2 weeks left before Alan leaves for Tanzania to witness the completion of the project, we are optimistic that the remaining funds (approx $3,200 of the $12,500) will come in. Please consider a donation.
The idea for this project originated from the village council, who needed an opportunity for the children in the village to have at least one decent nutritious meal every day. They approached us and we wholeheartedly agreed to build the building if they would staff it and provide the food. A wonderful idea, since the learning ability of the children was hampered somewhat by empty bellies causing some to lose concentration and even fall asleep during lessons.
The design features a kitchen with a large 2-pot metal wood stove, a Storage Room, and an open-air (no windows) roofed area that can seat 64 children at a time. The tables and chairs will be built by local craftsmen.
Thank you to all who have donated. The kids are very excited with this significant change in their life.
|typical 2-pot wood stove|