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At Lady Grace we have now been able to flatten the land which we purchased most recently. This is immediately behind the school buildings and will be good for a sports field. In due course we would also like to build more teachers accommodation here as it is a large plot.
Rock of Joy Antioch. We are delighted to report that after a long wait we now have funds to complete the next classroom block. The work will begin on December 4th. This is the start of their long holiday with their new academic year beginning in late January. We therefore hope that this will be useable by then and we can move the nursery school down from the old site so that we have everything on one site.
In October the UN in Vienna awarded us a 10,000 Euro grant to put up a brick building at Lady Grace School. This was matched by the YF team who had been out in the summer. As a result the building has now been built and the roof is on. There are still all the windows, fitment etc to do but we are on target to have this completed by the beginning of the next term.
Traditionally toilets in Uganda have been very deep holes with a wooden platform and a hole. These are very unhygienic and are surrounded by flies, maggots and smells. The government has wisely decided to get schools to put in septic tanks with flushing toilets to educate the students about better hygiene. However these are expensive to install as they need completely new toilet blocks with ceramic toilets, septic tanks and a system to reclaim rain water, store it and pump it up into a header tank. For our three schools this is going to cost in the region of £35,000.
West Kirby Grammar School have started raising funds. Can you help?