St. Paul School is Complete!

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This winter, our Development Assistant, Devaki Douillard, spent two months in Africa, with the majority of her time at St. Paul School in Nkokonjeru, Uganda. Part of her role there was to oversee the final stages of construction of their new school building. The new school structure towers over their old makeshift shed where classes used to be held. The school has four classrooms, a library space, and an office for teachers.

John Tembrock, a solar expert from Boulder, CO, visited Douillard during her trip to help oversee the installation of the solar system that he designed. This system has the potential to power a small computer lab or provide light during evening classes for the adults in the community.

Since the school now has concrete floors, the children are protected from burrowing fleas (jiggers) that live in the dirt. Nearby, the EnviroLoo bathroom system is complete with its own rain-fed hand washing station. The school is also designed with a rainwater collection system, providing easy access water for hand washing, cooking, and drinking.

School attendance has significantly increased since the appearance of the new school building. We would like to purchase a school bus for St. Paul so they can continue to serve the broader community of Nkokonjeru.