After tapping into a water source on our land, we began to build.
In late 2018, a guard house was erected on the land in order to create a security presence.
A gazebo was also built. Although it may not look like much, this space represented the beginning of Shade’s vision coming to life by providing a place for children from the community to gather.
An after-school educational program was launched in that very gazebo in early 2019!
As the plans were being developed for the next steps of land development, 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.
Bill designed a five-container structure and coordinated a team to come to Shinyanga and build it. It houses classrooms, offices, a meeting space, a kitchen, and bathrooms.
In February 2021, construction began on phase two of Shade School, which included seven classrooms and ten bathrooms and was completed in time to open the new Shade Primary School for the 2022 school year.
Stay tuned! The next phase of Shade School is coming soon!