Facilities

07
Feb

After a month of diligent work

By: Ann
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After a month of diligent work, Volunteer Marilyn Meller and her crew of painters are nearing the end of this phase of painting Amka's campus buildings. The colors pick up on the earth and the sky, fitting beautifully into the landscape. What a change from February 2011. Check out the difference by looking back on our Facilities page!

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06
Feb

All roof trusses are now in place

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End of January 2014. Ann takes Talent out for skipping practice. All roof trusses are now in place for the new dorm in the background. A second toilet has been added to serve the dormitory. Residential girls are currently housed in a home on the edge of the campus and boys in the kitchen storage room. Those less-than-satisfactory arrangements will soon change!

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04
Feb

Dormitory trusses go up

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Next step in getting the dorm under roof - put the trusses in place. A bare-foot builder climbs up the corner of the dorm, carrying the truss with him. What a site!

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04
Feb

Dormitory construction continues

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Building construction in Tanzania - very different. Here, the first roof truss goes into place. The parent of a student supervises construction and is making sure that the buildings are sturdy and safe

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03
Feb

New dormitory construction

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Builders poured concrete for the dormitory lintel in mid-January, getting closer to raising a roof

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02
Feb

Office in Classroom Building 4

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This office in Classroom Building 4 will soon hold many, many supplies that have been locked up at Ann McConachie's house since they arrived in the container a year ago. Shelves will line one wall of the office, where Ann will have a place to work, keep records, and store and check out supplies. The painters will install glass windows in the office and two classrooms. In just a few days, Amka will have four completed classrooms and an office. Simon and Teacher Marysiana have a meeting in the new office.

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01
Feb

The painting project has gone through several stages.

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The painting project has gone through several stages. First, a white cement was spread with a trowel over every classroom building, inside and out, and the water tank. This was followed by hand sanding the entire project! Then, a white primer coat was applied. Finally, a first and second coat of the color will be applied. There are two painters and they work nonstop, seven days a week. They sleep in a rented room near the school on mattresses on the floor. They take their meals at the school.

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27
Jan

Progress at Amka Afrika School - Painting and Building

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Builders and painters worked together to get Amka's buildings ready for the finishing touches

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26
Jan

January Term Starts with a Splash

By: Ann
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When volunteer Marilyn Meller visited Amka to teach last spring, she thought the grey plaster on the buildings was grim. She has returned for a month to oversee painting of the buildings inside and out. That look of cheerful determination tells you that she will make it happen!

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09
Oct

Sharing Books

By: Ann
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Janet and Dottie wanted to share books. Class 2 and Teacher Violet loved every one!

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