Scroll down to see the progress from start to current status.

These pictures document the start to the completion of Mubaku Bright Future School’s first four classrooms.

Work was completed on the foundation for the four room schoolhouse in spring of 2018.

With the contributions raised during Charles’ visit to the USA early Nov 2018, materials were purchased and delivered. (Nov 20, 2018)

Red soft soil  pile with buildings foundations in the back.

First load of red soft soil being delivered!

More sand and for Slab Fill, Cement and Plaster!

Cement and Plaster Sand

Red soft soil with schoolhouse foundations in back ground.

Rocks to build the pillars.

Sample Material Costs

150 bags of cement at 33,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings)  $8.90 USD each,  with transportation costs of 3,500 UGX, (0.94 USD each) have arrived on site.

6 Truckloads of red soft soil at   150,00 UGX ($40.47 USD each) to fill in floor before pouring final slab.

4 Truckloads of rocks so far at a total cost of 1,400,00 UGX ($377.68 USD)

Charles  is buying locally sourced materials whenever available.  Also local labor is being hired so the project not only benefits the kids with a new school house, but the village as well.

Engineer (Contractor) came on site on Tuesday (Nov 27th) and work started on the building.

Nov 28, 2018 progress:  Brick laying has began!

building the front steps

Laying Brick

Working on back wall

Front Wall Rising

Nov 29: Students inspecting the school construction

View of Work Site

Nov 30, 2018 progress:  Brick laying continues! Working on scaffolding for upper part of walls.

Starting laying upper wall bricks

The villagers start working early in the morning

Front of the building, team mixing cement.

Laying another row of brick

Working up on homemade scaffolding

Rebar and Lumber for the school.

Dec 1st , 2nd and 4th  Work Continues

Another 6,700 locally made bricks purchased at a cost of 1,675,00 Ugandan Shillings or $448.68

Backside of the school.  This a large building.

Dec 2, 2018: 6,700 more bricks have been delivered!

Dec 4, 2018: Upper walls almost finished!

Dec 4, 2018. It is amazing how fast the building has gone up!

Dec 5, 2018: Early morning on the work site. Work is progressing on interior walls.

Click to see video and pictures from the Dec 2, 2018 Bright Future Nursery and Primary School Graduation and Celebration of the start of construction of the school house.

Dec 9, 2018: The plate beams are in!

The beams took a little bit longer than expected because of arranging the timbers and putting up the rebar (called iron bars in Uganda) and mixing up the aggregates.

The Contractor (called the engineer in Uganda) advised Charles that after he finishes the wall plate he will give it time to set before starting on the roof, so in case of cracks he can fix that before roofing starts.

Dec 9, 2018. Wall plates are in!

Dec 13, 2018: Ozhelle Gilbert, Head Teacher inspecting the construction

While they wait for the walls to cure, they will be added the soft soil to the classroom floors to prepare for pouring the floor.

Dec 22, 2018: All the walls are completed!

Dec 22, 2018: Completed Back Wall

Dec 22, 2018: Completed End Wall

Dec 22, 2018: Completed Front Wall

Dec 23, 2018: All Walls Complete!

Work remaining to be done:

  • Finish the floor
  • Construct roof
  • Plaster walls
  • Install windows and doors
  • Construct the veranda
  • Add toilets to site

Jan 25, 2019: Materials for roof, doors and windows are arriving!

Jan 21, 2019: Fabricating Windows and Doors

Jan 24, 2019: Loading roofing into truck in Kampala for transport to Mubaku

Jan 24, 2019: Doors ready for loading into trull in Kampala for transport to Mubaku

Unloading Roof Panels

Jan 25, 2019: Unloading doors

Jan 25, 2019: Unloading lumber for roof

Jan 26, 2019:  Construction is underway again!

Jan 26, 2019: Window shutters being installed

Wallplates being readied for roof trusses

Stacking roof trusses on walls

Jan 26, 2019: View inside of stacked roof trusses

Roof trusses ready to install over a  classroom.  Floor is not yet poured

Jan 26, 2019: Great Progress!  Roof trusses started. All window shutters installed

Jan 27, 2019: Roof trusses going up

Roofing being installed

Doors are installed,  roofing continues

Jan 29, 2019: Roof is Completed!

Kids helping get the floors ready for cement pour

Gilbert helping out doing whatever needs getting done

Roof, Doors and Windows Complete

Feb 8, 2019: Plastering walls and mounting blackboards

Mixing Plaster


Plaster Finished and Blackboard mounted in Classroom 1

Feb 8, 2019: Preparing the floors for finishing

Jan 24 to Feb 14, 2019: Building the latrine.

Jan 24: Start digging latrine For school

Latrine hole is finished

Laying brick for the latrine

Feb 22, 2o19:  Progress on the site continues.

Feb 22, 2019: Latrine almost to slab level

Feb 22, 2019; Outside Plastering Completed!

Feb 24, 2019: Finishing up the hole

Feb 26, 2019: Preparing top of pit

Feb 27, 2019: Finished pour, school in background

May 24, 2019; View of Latrine with school in background

May 24, 2019: Boy’s side

May 24, 2019: Girl’s side

May 24, 2019: Side View

June 29, 2o19:  Classes are held in the new building!

Students arriving at the new building

Lining up for classes

First sessions in the new building.  Floors are still dirt.

July 8, 2o19: The children are working hard to make the compound of their new school clean and beautiful.

Students making the school yard nice

They are making a lot of progress


Cement for the floors

August, 2o19: Floors are in!


Sept and Oct, 2o19: Finishing the building.

To handle the expansive soil a short wall is built so that the soil movement effects the short wall instead of the building walls. Then the space between the two  is cemented over so water runs away from the main walls.

Building short wall

Building up the shirt wall

Adding the Cement Cap

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Students inspecting the school construction