We had planned to break ground on the girls’ dormitory at Soit Sambu Secondary School in early March, but due to a shortage of bricks and unusually wet weather, the only part we’ve been able to start on is building the furniture for the dormitory! We hope to break ground on the building in early May, but in the meantime, we are getting a head start on the furnishings.
Once we complete the dormitory, the next project we are raising funds for is a 2-in-1 teachers’ house at Oloipiri Primary School. The school is in poor condition, and has asked that FoTZC build a teachers’ house to enable them to increase their teaching staff to accommodate their growing student body. For the 2013 school year, Oloipiri has 560 students and only eight teachers – a 70:1 student-teacher ratio. The community completing the construction of two classrooms at the school, which we hope will be completed prior to the ground-breaking for the 2-in-1 teachers’ house.