As you may know by now, my school is building new latrines. Below are some updates on what’s happening:
20th- Karen from the San Diego Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Association (SDPCA) came to visit Lepholisa. The SDPCA contributed their donation in honor of a past member, Gregg Pancoast. Karen came to see the progress and donate a plaque in memory of Gregg.
The latrines are so close to completion, just waiting for the roof!
25th- Building continues.
8th – We have holes!
15th- Inner walls built back up with extra pillars for added support.
1st- A setback, the inner walls collapsed.
24th- Building has commenced!
14th- Parents meeting with teachers about community contributions and next steps.
17th- We are now officially hole-y!
2nd-Just waiting for Hippo Bricks to repair their excavator and dig our pits!
-After much negotiation, we purchased all needed supplies and they were delivered to our school.
30th-We lost the roof and part of the structure of a 2 classroom building to a particularly vicious windstorm. Took a breath to see how we would deal with that.
23rd-School started again and Lentsoenyane started looking into where to buy our materials so we could extend our funds as far as possible.
16th-Our project was funded. Thank you to all who contributed!
5th-Our grant went on line and many wonderful people contributed.
-Lentsoenyane and I worked to complete the Peace Corps grant application and turn it in for approval.
-Lentsoenyane held meetings with teachers, the school board, parents, and community members to discuss the community’s needs and project ideas. Latrines for our primary school came through as the most needed project.
-My counterpart, Lentsoenyane, and I attended PDM (Project Design and Management), a workshop put on by Peace Corps.
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