As part of a three year grant from Tullow Ghana Limited to construct six kindergarten schools, in January we started work on a new school in the community of Beyin, in the Western Region of Ghana.
Since our update at the beginning of May the school is really starting to take shape.
Some of the key activities that have taken place to date include:
Main classroom block and storeroom
Concrete columns on the main classroom block were strength tested by our Project Engineer Samuel, using a Schmidt Hammer.
Floors have been cast and the lower block work walls have been rendered. The upper section of the walls are wooden stud work which have been clad, along with the ceilings. The upper sections of the external end walls have been clad with tongue and groove.
The colourful pivoting slatted windows have also been installed on the main classroom block.
The floor has been cast and the wooden frame of the kitchen is in place.
Outside teaching area
The shaded outside space is complete.
The block work and wooden frame and roof sheeting for the toilets has been completed.
Rain water harvesting system
The poly tanks are mounted and in place, with the guttering that will collect rainwater run-off from the classrooms roof.
Walkways around the kindergarten area have been cast.
Watch this space for more updates….