Archive for September, 2008

Saturday, September 27th, 2008
We have had a busy week, as you can see a lot of sand had to be sieved for the plasterers. So by the end of the week we have two classrooms plastered and floors laid ready for tiling.
Rob and Steve have been busy on the ceilings, they very carefully set out the panels so that the ceiling boards would go up easily, only to find all the ceiling boards were all slightly different sizes, so this morning they are busy trimming the boards with a stanley knife!
Next week we hope to get one classroom painted ready for the final stage of tiling the floor. Thanks from all of us here.

Back in Business!

Friday, September 19th, 2008
Yes it’s good news, we have started building again. As you can see our cement mixer is working to full capacity so that the plasterers can finish the walls and floor ready for Mr. Rob and the joiners to start on the ceiling. Not to be left standing, the joiners are busy making windows for the next classroom.

We are against the clock as Form 4 National Exams start on 21st October so we must be finished by then. Watch this space for weekly updates. Xx Glyn & Jane

Fresh Water, If Only!

Monday, September 15th, 2008
Once again we are facing problems with a reliable supply of affordable fresh water to the school.
The main cost is transportation currently 87% of our total water bill is the cost of getting the water to our school either by man power or water truck.
Can you help us overcome this? We have written a proposal, if you would like a copy of how you can help just send me an email to
Thanks Xx Glyn & Jane


Monday, September 1st, 2008
Wow! What a roof, it took a couple of weeks but as you can see Juma and Joyce are very happy with their new roof. They can now all sleep safe in the knowledge that they will not get wet! We will be starting building work again at Tumaini in the next couple of weeks, Asante Sana Rotherham New Life for your continued support. We are hoping to finish the remaining 3 classrooms, inflation and exchange rate permitting! We will keep you updated as the work starts. Xx Glyn & Janey