Cooperation with local construction companies and craftsmen
The planned projects are implemented with local builders and craftsmen. Cooperation with the responsible parties is non-bureaucratic and very reliable. Our architect, Mr Mbaruck, is an integral partner to the Foundation and supports us in many administrative tasks as well. We monitor the progress of the project by having Board members and ambassadors both on-site as well as via e-mail or telephone.
It is the merit of all these people, in close co-operation with the architect and master-builder that all the buildings were well built and no donated funds were unnecessarily spent.
Projects in Bunju B
The project was built in several phases. The first phase included a children's home, a laundry, two staff houses, a house with two nursery rooms and a small kitchen and a toilet. In addition, the entire area was secured with fences and access gates. This was the most expensive phase as we had already included some parts of the infrastructure for the second phase.
In summer 2011, after completing the second phase, we were able to relate the future administration building where we have temporarily placed our school (first, second and third grade) until the school building is ready. On the roof of the administration building, the solar panels were mounted.
The first school building has open its door in June 2012 and since July 2012 we are able to accommodate 180 children in the dining room and the associated school kitchen is in operation.
At the end of 2012 we took three other school buildings in operation, each with two classrooms.
Plans for the construction project Bunju B:
New land for the expansion
With the purchase of neighboring property for our school grounds, we have ensured that our school continues to meet the high demand for new families. We will start with the construction of the first school building including three classrooms which will be ready in spring 2014. Beginning in 2015, new classrooms will be ready for their first pupils. Construction is planned to start on the other two school buildings, as well as a restroom facility in 2015-2016. Near the end of 2016 the entire school campus should be completed and ready for use by the students. The whole compound will include, sixteen classrooms, two nursery rooms, one administration building, a school kitchen, a dining hall, two restroom facilities, a volleyball field and a basketball arena.
Vegetable and fruit garden and apprentice workshop
With the acquisition of Dr. Mkumbi's plot about 200 meters east of our campus, we will have the opportunity to operate a vegetable and fruit plantation for use of both the school and the orphanage.
In the coming years, we also plan to build an apprentice workshop for girls and boys. If we secured the funding and will train young people from our school as well as other children in the area. We will cover another important need in the training chain of young people and enable primary school graduates to prepare for professional life. We are planning training courses for the following job profiles: tailors, gardeners, builders, painters, masons, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, welders, wood builders, etc.
The nursery in Itobo, Tabora region is also supported by our Foundation Tuwapende Watoto. Thanks to donations we are able to offer a daily hot meal for up to 100 children.