The Shade School expansion is underway!
Ground has been broken on the first of two classroom blocks planned this year on the Shade Campus! Lines were drawn in the sand (literally!), materials delivered, and the beginnings of the foundation were laid. We celebrated as the construction crew began swinging picks and digging shovelfuls of earth to build another piece of our vision.
This building project is significant for a number of reasons. By adding six classrooms, we will have ample space to welcome more students into our school. These new structures will also allow us to apply for primary school registration. And most importantly, lives will be transformed as God continues to work through Shade to love people with albinism and other vulnerable children in our community.
Thank you for your partnership in project Expansion 2021. Stay tuned for continued updates!
Start Date: February 2021
Building Materials: Traditional concrete block & corrugated metal roofing built by local Tanzanians
Six classrooms: two classroom blocks each containing three classrooms ($39,040)
Ten bathrooms: Two blocks of five student bathrooms, one for girls and one for boys, as well as a septic waste system ($22,000)
Solar power: Solar-powered electricity for inside the classrooms and outside for security ($3,960)
Read the full project proposal here.