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The first dorm for our educational program is finished. We are all very excited. Maria Mutola attended the inauguration of the house which was built with the donation from COFRA and the Hochman Foundation. (more...)
The first house is almost ready. It took longer than expected because utilities were not yet available in this area of Magude and the FLM had to work with the city to bring them to the neighborhood. The first house also included the water reservoir and the septic tank for all the houses. To complete the project we need to raise additional funds to continue building while providing school and food supplies to the students.
You can read the Annual Report that narrated by LMF to get more information about the program, funding and finance, program site and staff. It also captures last year performance of the "Mais Escola Para Mim" program, accomplishments, and the plans and preparations for second year of the program (2009).
Also you can take a look at LMF's newsletter META's second issue.
As you can see in these photos, the construction of the first two houses is progressing. Due to the heavy rain and the monsoon, the 40 students are living in the same dorm we rented last year for them. School started on Feb 2nd and the girls will be in their new housing as soon as possible.
Stay posted, more pictures to come.
The project of building the first two houses is progressing fast even if the workers have been slowed down by heavy rain and the foreman's flu.
We hope that the houses will be ready for the students to move in starting with the new school year in January 2009. Magude is about three hours away from Maputo, so it takes time to bring supplies on site. The heat in these summer months is unbearable and people cannot work all day long outside and when it rains they have to stop; very often it floods.
Go, go, go Mozambican workers!
In October 2008, ground has been broken in the construction of the two dorms that will host the 40 students attending the next school year, starting in January 2009.
On the side, you can see the architectural plans and view of the facilities. To view larger, please click on each photo. These architectural plans show:
- The full floor plan where the girls are going to live
- The site plan
- The sideviews of the building
The building holds in 2 shared bedrooms, (10 students per room in bunk beds), 1 room for the social workers, living room, dining room, kitchen, shared bathroom, and also has a porch at the entrance.
Outside of the building, there will be a machamba which is a garden that is very common in Mozambique. A machamba is small garden where people grow food for themselves, and sometimes sell it at small road side stands.