Archive for May, 2008

Mosquito!

Friday, May 30th, 2008
Thanks for checking in on our progress. Well after 8 years they finally got me! I’ve been down with Malaria this week, temperature of 39.5 degrees and feeling pretty rough! So after 4 injections and a lot of rest this week (policed by Jane!) I’m starting to feel a little better. Needless to say we haven’t made much progress on the classes this week, so after Madaraka (Independence) Day holiday on Monday we are hoping to press on! Xx Glyn

Seeing Blue Again!

Friday, May 23rd, 2008
The rain has really rained this week! Amazingly our guys have worked through it all to complete the roof. Thanks Mr. Rob and Steve for keeping it all going! As I write this the finishing touches are going on to the “kofia” or ridge pieces, as you can see from the photo.So next week we will be working inside in the dry, making window frames and ceilings.

Trusses

Monday, May 19th, 2008
So we start another week, the trusses are up! We now have to secure and brace them before we can start with the iron sheets. We had to clear out what looked like a swimming pool this morning after it rained all weekend, hopefully we will get a dry week and be able to complete the roof by Friday.

Timber!!

Friday, May 9th, 2008
Thanks again Rotherham New Life for your help in getting the project off the ground again! We have managed to buy all the timber needed to roof three classes. This week we have started making roof trusses, as you can see we have completed 3 already!
If you notice sticks tied together in the background that’s our Form 4 Agriculture project, they have to make compost as part of their National Exams (K.C.S.E). We are now 1 week into Term 2 and students and staff alike are working hard to achieve good exam results.
Thanks again to all who are following our progress. Xx Glyn & Jane.