The construction of the science lab is officially complete! Thank you to everyone who donated and sent positive thoughts towards this project; without all of you, the lab would have never been possible! We started construction once I received the money in June. Since June, the mason that I hired has tirelessly put forth the effort to get the construction done before the beginning of the school year and before my departure. It hasn’t been easy with rainy season being so relentless this year, but we got it done!
The beginning stages....getting the lab tables built.
Getting the septic system built for the drainage of the sinks.
I spent my last few months as a Peace Corps volunteer traveling back and forth between Pagala, Tchamba, and Lome. As an organizer for Camp UNITE this year, it’s been hard to stay put in Tchamba to make sure all the work was taking off well. Luckily for me, I have so many great counterparts who stayed on top of it. I came back to Tchamba any chance I got to buy more supplies to tie over the workers until I could come back again and buy some more. After 3 months of hard work, the science lab was officially built!
Putting on the final touches
With running water too
The storage room with fancy closets for the materials.
Some students painting a large world map on the side of the science lab
All the authorities
Putting the ribbon on
The Prefet cutting the ribbon. I dont know what prefet would translate into English....the person who is in charge of a county?
The whole group at the ceremony
Getting dressed by the Prefet and his wife who is also the president of the PTA.
Me and Charundine, the mason.