Now that we have a source of water on the Bugweto land, the next phase is to build.
In late 2018, we started by building a guard house, gazebo, and toilets.
The guard house is the new home of Shade’s longtime head of security, George, and his family. With a well, solar tank, and new programs on the land, the first step was to have a security presence.
The gazebo may not look like much, but it represents the beginning of Shade’s vision coming to life by providing a place for children from the community to gather. We are launching an educational outreach program which will offer after-school tutoring, game-playing, and fun…all in our little gazebo!
Finally, a toilet and shower block was erected for use by the children we serve on our land.
As we started to plan out the next steps of the vision, God set up a divine meeting between missionary Mike Fedele and a man named Bill Hebner. Bill is the founder of Hebner Innovative Solutions, a company that designs and builds structures using shipping containers. We have worked closely with Bill to map out our land and design container buildings which will suit Shade’s needs.
Phase One of building includes a five shipping container structure, which will serve as a multipurpose space for classrooms, offices, a kitchen, bathrooms, and some housing. With the ability to use shipping containers like Lego building blocks, the second phase will add on to the initial five containers and, in the end, will become a beautiful, large elementary school.