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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Recent developments on the KHPS Property

First coat of red oxide to prevent rusting
Tresor painting the windows and doors
School hall window & ventilators finishing finalised
Work on the Kasese Humanist Primary School site is going on at a rather steady pace as we are right now covered with shuttering the entire School Hall plus the attached three classrooms. Some finishing works on the ventilators, window and door areas have also been worked on plus veranda ring the whole building.
More about the school at School website
school hall shuttered,shutters painted, veranda fixed on entire building
Some works though still remains to be done on this building as flooring works and the ceiling has not been tackled yet. Adding a coat of paint on the shutters is in progress with an intention to protect the metal doors and windows from rusting and thereafter a blue coat will be added to give the building a uniform look with the nursery block.

In an effort to maximum utilize the space for useful purposes, a fresh giant room has been created and attached on to the Nursery block which will act as a Vocational skills training workshop which will orientate vocational subjects like carpentry, basic welding, fine art and craft making to young children at the school. This room will also add value to our school motto of With Science; we can progress as the children will actively participate in creativity and innovations at making things using their own hands. The unit will possess a strong room to act as a store room and a recording room that will be used to shoot videos in the ongoing Science Q&A project. This building right now is at beam level and soon it will be at wall plate.

The string of buildings all the way from the school hall building - library – computer room – vocational room and the nursery block have created a self made perimeter fence that has cut away trespassers and wrong elements away from the school property and upon funds availability, a stretch of buildings will be created on the western side to create an enclosure so that the main entrance to the classrooms will be through gates for security reasons of school property and safety of our students. 

                                         The Vocational skills workshop
Another building that has come up on the school site is the School library plus the computer room all attached together but with separate entrances. These rooms are all spacious to cater for their purpose and right now are at wall plate.
                                            School library & Computer Room
                             Khps Library room  (right) while computer room (left)
As you can notice in the photographs, these two buildings are incomplete and as per the technique I normally use, I plan upon funds availability to plaster the two buildings such that they are protected from being damaged by the rains, but the fact that we fixed the ring beam puts us at a better position to have the building standing, plastering it adds maximum strength and longevity.

Well, in the recent disaster of flooding by the Nyamwamba River in which many people have been displaced while others lost their belongings and crops swept away. The Kasese Humanist Primary School site which has Nyamwamba river bordering it in the west side was not affected by the floods as its located on a raised area some distance from the Nyamwamba flood plain. This time again, a deposition of sand is now available in full swing and plans are underway to fetch up this huge chunks of sand to help me out in plastering and flooring the unfinished buildings. All that I may require the international community to help me out is funds to purchase cement, timber and iron sheets.





The property too supports some little farming of vegetables like tomatoes, green peppers, plantains, some maize, beans and cassava.



                                               Khps Site photos
Lastly I thank the international community most especially people from secular communities worldwide for standing with us as we try our best to take forward evidence based learning on the African continent. We are very optimistic that taking the Science and technology advancement path, our solutions on this continent will be gradually solved.

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Donate to KHPS via AAI and follow the prompts.
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