We are excited to share news about the great progress we are making on our building construction project for a building for the Africompassion School for Hope. Africompassion sponsors a school for 84 orphans in Kogaja, a village in north-western Tanzania, located on the Kenyan border. The school has only had temporary facilities.
Last year, we were able to complete the foundation for a three classroom, 4078 square foot building and start building the walls. This December, we completed a fundraiser sponsored by dōTERRA Healing Hands foundation and raised funds to finish the walls and roof. In January, we were able to raise the funds needed for the doors, windows, septic tank, and bathrooms. The builder recommenced working in mid-January and the walls are almost completed and construction will start on the roof next week. Our fund-raising efforts to date have put very close to being able to complete the building. We need to raise about $4,900 to finish the building by plastering and painting the walls.
The orphans are incredibly excited about the building progress! This building will allow us to implement a quality educational program for these impoverished children, most of whom have lost one or both parents to HIV.
Thank you for your past support! If you can provide help at this time, please consider help us raise the remaining funds by making a generous gift.
I am excited to have travel plans to Tanzania in June to visit the village and the school to work with our director Jerald Malamba and the school’s teachers. We are hoping to have the building finished by that time if we can raise the additional funds needed.