Rebuild of the main classrooms

Building a Dormitory for the girls

Work for a much needed dormitory for the children of Toowa started in January 2020. There are currently around 450 children attending Toowa Primary School and there are many more in the community who cannot afford to attend because their families are just so poor.  Some of the lucky ones who attend very often have to walk for miles to get to the school and as such it is a lot safer and better if the these more venerable children could stay in the school dormitory during the week and go home at the weekend. The dormitory at that time was too small and crowded. The school started to build a new dormitory but after the foundations the funding ran out. This school had very limited funds mainly from donations and support from international donors.

Here you will now be able to follow the journey of the build which has taken just over a year to complete.

New completed dormitory (two enormous rooms)

The old overcrowded dormitory

New build foundations

Moving the beds (Ugandan Style)

I am sure you will agree with me that these workman are quite amazing. There are no machines like we have in most countries(2020) for digging foundations. It is just amazing how far they have moved on with the dormitory in such a very short time.

In February 2021 the new dormitory was finally completed. Thank you to all the supporters as without you this would not have been possible.

Project finally finished , swept, cleaned and newly painted beds with new colourful bedding (hand made by one of the “Friends of Toowa” team). Thank you to all the fundraisers, donations, support, local suppliers and last but most importantly Elijah and his team and builders for taking this from an idea to completion. we are all so proud of our new Dormitory.

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