5 classrooms roofed!

Greetings from Ghana! Thanks to a better modem, I can share some more photos from the last three weeks. We have usually started our days with a trip to the roofing company, where we pick a batch of roofing sheets, roofing nails and ridge caps. Then we make our way to the Sakyikrom, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. Before we could really kick off the roofing, we had to make sure the structure was properly reinforced, which involved a lot of rendering with cement. For that, we had to gather water from the local water pump to make sure the masons had enough to mix cement. Though we were mainly put on water duty, we desperately wanted to help out with the rendering. The masons did not trusts our skills with that part, but taught us how to mix cement, so we could help with that.

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Now to this week. It has been a mild and rainy week in Accra and in Sakyikrom. The cool breeze has been good for us, keeping us cool on-site. It is the third week on the project and we have made tremendous headway. As of today, reinforcement is well on its way, 4 out of 5 classrooms have been roofed and the frames for the windows have started to go up. It is the third week on the project and we have made tremendous headway. As of today, reinforcement is well on its way, 4 out of 5 classrooms have been roofed. The frames for the windows have started to go up.

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The view from the far end of the school.

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Newly framed windows.

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This is what have left with regard to the roofing.

 That is all for this post, folks. For more pics, please join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816078315070486/?fref=ts.

Until next time,

– Dubie, ’16

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