Progress on the second building
The second building will have three nursery classrooms and a women’s empowerment center. The women’s empowerment center will open up on the main road to the lodges. It will give the village women a place to make and sell crafts to the tourist while their children are in school. It will also be a place for the women to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic.
The second building will be named in honor of Nancy Wright, a long-time supporter of the school. Nancy passed away shortly after attending the dedication of the first building on September 8, 2019. The people of Mubaku village have requested that the new building be named in her honor. Read more about Nancy’s contribution in our November 2019 Mubaku Educational Foundation Newsletter #2.
The Community Dug the Foundation
The parents do not have a lot of money, but they can provide labor. The parents got together and dug the foundation trench. Unfortunately, we have no pictures from this event.
The Foundation Is Going In!
Work has started on the foundations!
March 27, 2020: Video Update from the construction site
Work Has Stop due to lack of Cement.
Due to the shut down of the country due to COVID-19, there is no cement available. Until we can buy cement again, construction has come to a stop. Uganda shut down the county before they had their first case. Almost all cases were from workers returning from overseas jobs.
Work has started up again as cement is available!
Uganda slowly opens up from the COVID-19 shutdown, and now cement is available. More bricks have been ordered, and work has restarted,
May 25, 2020: Video Update from the construction site
Shows new construction and original structure.
June 1, 2020: Roofing Supplies Arrive!
Roofing Supplies and Additional Cement arrive at Mubaku. Due to COVID-19, there is no public transportation, and the number of people allowed in the delivery truck is limited, so Charles road a motorcycle to Mubaku.
Greeting the truck
June 12, 2020: Patio of Women’s Empowerment Center Status
June 21, 2020: Walls for Women’s Empowerment Center Complete
July 4, 2020: Roofing
July 10, 2020: Women’s Empowerment Center (WEC) Leaders visit site
July 31, 2020: remaining costs to complete and finish the Nancy Wright Building.
To finish the building.
Materials: 10,750,000 UGX ($2,900 USD) this consists of the following:
Lake sand 2,250,000 UGX
River sand 1,500,000 UGX
Additional Brick 1,750,000 UGX
Cement 5,250,000 UGX
To equip the school
The budget of 16,126,200 UGX ($4,000 USD) is for the furnishings and supplies to equip the nursery school and are as follows;
45 Desks 7,533,000 UGX ($2,025 USD)
4 Tables 2,083,00 UGX ($2,083 USD)
2 Bookcases 967,200 ($260 USD)
10 Chairs 1,116,000 UGS ($300 USD)
400 Books 1,488.000 ($400 USD)
Supplies (Paper, Pencils, caulk, etc) 1,674,000 ($450 USD)
Furnishing for the Women’s Empowerment Center
To by the equipment and materials to open the WEC 9,600,00 Ugandan Schillings ($2,600 USD)
1 netting machine
3 sewing machine
10 pieces of Kitenge
1 fridge for selling soft drink
1 solar panel for charging the battery to run the above
For Health and safety
A modern cement-lined latrine to replace the dirt hole currently being used. 15,000,000 Ugandan Shillings ($4,100 USD)
Install a 5,000-gallon water tank to capture water from the roof. 2,600,000 Ugandan Shillings ($800 USD).
July 30, 2020, to August 7, 2020: Progress building the doors and windows
These are being built on Kamala. Soon they will be on-site for installation. Thank you all for your contributions that make this possible.
Sept 16, 2020, Doors and Windows going in.
Oct 7, 2020: Finishing up installing windows and the start of plastering.
The walls of the classrooms are beginning to be plastered.
Oct 27, 2020: Finishing up plastering.
All interior and exterior walls are plastered. Still to do is clean up, furnishings, Latrine, and rainwater capture system. Estimated cost $9,000 USD
Jan 27, 2021: Finishing Touches.
The building is usable. . We still need funds for furnishings, Latrine, and rainwater capture system. Estimated cost $8000 USD
Feb 27, 2021: Work is progressing again.
After a supply shortage, we now have the construction supplies on-site. We need funds for furnishings and the Latrine. Estimated cost $6,500 USD
The funds to paint the building have been raised. However, the building lacks desks, tables, bookcases, books, and other supplies. We still need over $3,000 to purchase everything. Please consider contributing to get the new building fully operational.