Gongali Village School

Gongali Village School
children at the Gongali Village School, built by Primary Schools for Africa in Nov/Dec 2010

Thursday, 18 April 2013



Some very heavy rains in April caused a slowdown in construction at both the Gongali Village and Kilimamoja Village sites, but we are on target for completion by May 20th or so when I am there.

lintel beams installation

The Gongali Teacher's Residences #3,4 has just completed the roof framing and now has the sheet metal roofing installed. The workers are happy to be out of the muddy stages of construction and now with sunnier drier weather, the timing is good for the plastering of the exterior walls and in a few weeks, the painting.

roof framing
roofing installation

The Mayor came for a visit to the construction site, and to the delight of the workers, got bogged down in the slippery clay bottom of a new little lake. The farmer's tractor that came to the rescue managed to get him out, which goes to show you that it pays to have a little "pull" in the community. 

One great thing about the rain, however, is the rapid growth of crops this time of year. Should be a good harvest of maize, pigeon peas, and beans.

Mayor's SUV
 At Kilimamoja Classrooms 3,4, progress is a little slower as the "roads" (actually cattle paths) to the site are longer and much more impassable during the rains, even with 4 wheel drives. They got most of the materials to the site in March before the April rains and have managed to get the blockwork and concrete work done. They will start on roof framing as soon as we can get some more construction cash to them.

the continuous concrete lintel beam being installed over the window and door openings

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