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
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
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 was is cemented over so water is away from the main walls.
Building short wall
Building up the shirt wall
Adding the Cement Cap
Please contribute so we can finish and furnish the schoolhouse.