A wonderfully named company called ‘Cowboys’ offered their help and expertise to build the school using recycled shipping containers! The location presented a few challenges as it is only accessible by robust 4×4 vehicles. The nearest petrol/shop is about a six-hour drive away so everything including camping gear, food and water had to be brought in. Given the logistics it was agreed that in addition to Phase 1 of the build (the classrooms) the build would include Phase 2 and this is what we are fundraising for now.
The new school consists of the classrooms, the ablutions block, the kitchen, the storeroom, library, computer room and communal meeting space. Water needed to be sourced and installed – not easy in an area prone to drought with no mains water system. Likewise, solar panels needed to be installed to provide electricity.
With agreeing to Phase 2 and Covid-19 happening, it has meant AfriCat UK has not fulfilled the final payment of £30,000. Please can I ask you to donate, however large or small, to pay back this wonderful company who has done the work for us.
Team AfriCat UK