We’re absolutely thrilled with the progress being made at the secondary school site. At the end of 2017, we secured the funding to support Opportunity Africa to build a new classroom block at the secondary school site, which will provide students with the chance to study at S3 level at the new school in Kihembe.
As 2017 turned into 2018, we were sent lots of updates by Monica [OA project manager] and some wonderful photos, showing us just how much progress the OA team had made in a remarkably short space of time. We’ve been so proud of how the OA team have worked since the inception of this project late in 2016, so it is no surprise at how well the newest phase of the project is developing. Below are a couple of images of the new block as it currently stands:
Although there is still quite a long way to go, we are confident that the classroom block will be built by March, just in time for the new term starting, which would be a fantastic achievement for all involved. With the funds in place to complete all of the work, we are now turning our attention to thinking about ways of supporting the secondary school in the longer term, with a focus on how to support the school towards sustainability.
Thanks to the generous contributions from our partners Bora Coffee Co, and of course a lot of our regular supporters and donors, we are exploring different ways of using coffee to support the school to generate an income.
As always, we would like to thank everyone who has supported this project and we can’t wait for the school building to be finished. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates in the coming months and hopefully news about more pupils having the opportunity to attend secondary school for the very first time.