The laying of baked bricks
continued up to the window level as we had
bought enough baked bricks.
The first phase of
laying started from the foundation to the window
level as below.
From here the 2000 baked bricks
were finished. The next step was to lay bricks
from the window
level up to the roofing level
and need another 2000 baked bricks.
An extra 2000 baked bricks were
needed to finish the building of the walls from
this level (window level) to the roofing level.
WINDOW LEVEL TO ROOF
The last phase of the concreted
wall started from the Window Level to the roof
level as shown below.
Having completed the building of the walls, the
following work still remains;
Fixing the floor
We hope that the remaining amount
from the projected budget will carter for
remaining work to fully complete the building.
The completion of building also
means more enrolment, as the building is now
enough for three classrooms of 30+ children in
Dear ROA FAMILY,
to your generous support, the roofing of this
completed in February 2009.
write to give you an update of all that will be
required to build
a concrete wall on the School
remains is the building of the concrete wall
around the building.
We have listed down all
that will be required for completion of the
concrete wall and the cost. I hope the
information will be helpful as
and lovingly labour to raise the expected
for the building.
building is 20m Long and 7.5m Wide. It is long
and big enough
to be demarcated into three class
rooms. Each classroom will be able
accommodate 30+ children. Once completed, 100+
children will be
accorded an opportunity to
very much, on behalf of so many children that
an opportunity to have
education and on behalf of the
We can only manage to send to you
sincere smile in return.
Together we can...
floods and heavy rain
please click these for
larger images of the damage.
Greetings from Zambia, RoA
and the family.
this has been a blow for me, but mostly for
the Children at RoA.
In fact the entire
community of Kandabwe has suffered.
are more houses collapsing. We are glad to
have friends like you
who give us hope in
hopeless situations like this one.
The Plans now are;
Immediately after the rains
come to an end, we will start putting up
steel poles which will support the wall. We
will also put up a
better roofing on the
building. We are also planning to make
bricks to strengthen the wall. We
will also deepen the foundation this time.
The requirements for the
School building are as follows:
1. roofing sheets
2. steel poles - we have
bought some steel poles that we will
with when the rains stop.
3. some more benches and
chairs for children
4. school stationery
5. 4 long tables for the
We used part of the money
that Grandma Rosemary sent us to buy
poles, part of it has been used to pay
volunteer teachers, part of
stationery. We still have part of it in the
Bank. This will help us
when we start
construction few months from now.
I have received WACIA'S
decision for financial support with joy.
must confess that I had tears flowing when I
was reading the mail,
and I know that many
will join me in shedding tears of joy when
gets into their ears. The children too! WACIA's financial support is a
mile ahead at RoA, knowing that we will not struggle to
teachers and buy School
stationery, and for the maintenance of the
School building. We will do exactly as the WACIA management
wants us to do. We will be
sending all the documents that are needed.
And use the finances as required.
Thanks very much Jane,
Raoul, Becka, Sophie, John, Molly,
Rosemary and all RoA fans, the team is
Its amazing what people can
achieve when they get together.
may not know what you are doing, you maybe
unsung heroes, your names may not make
but in Kandabwe and at RoA, you are our heroes. Bravo!
The gable end wall
collapsed after unusually heavy rains in
Kandabwe. The school is unable to re-open
until the wall has
been repaired and the
building made safe. If you are able to
a donation towards its repair, please follow
the links to
and Children in Africa"
or please write to
Pastor Isaac directly.
Contact address's are at
the bottom of this page.
Dear friends of RoA,
Complements of the
season. RoA would like to send their thanks
support during 2007 academic year.
We look forward to 2008 as well with its
However, this year
we will have a delayed opening due to the
status of the
building. We observed a big
crack in the wall, which has to be worked on
first before we could open for the security
of the pupils. We are hopeful
will be worked on as soon as possible so
that we do not
have unnecessary delays in
learning. The crack is a result of heavy
rainfalls we are experiencing in the area.
We will keep you
updated as soon as we open school for first
term in 2008.