2019 VISIT AND PROGRESS
In August 2019, Educate the Children Executive Director and Chair of the Board, Mrs. Liz Akano visited the project site in Ugbele Akah, Imo State Nigeria to supervise the Phase V work of the elementary school project which is plastering and installation of doors and windows.
Although there was a lot of work to be done during this trip, Liz Akano found some time to visit with the students and the teachers of the National School, Ugbele to provide them with the several school supplies including back backs, T-shirts and other learning and teaching supplies donated by Educate the Children supporters. As you can see from the pictures, the staff and students were truly appreciative and excitement filled the room.
We thank our supporters who are always there every year during our annual fundraisers for their continued support of this very worthy project.
PHASE IV: CONDUIT WIRING AND PLUMBING - Summer 2018
In Summer of 2018 Liz Akano, the executive director of Educate The Children travelled to Ugbele Akah, in Njaba Local Government, Imo State, Nigeria to oversee the completion of Phase IV of the School Project.
Phase IV consists of the conduit electrical wiring, and plumbing, including construction of two septic tanks and soak away. She also supervised the construction of the overhead water tank stand, installation of 2x1000 gallons of water tanks, and the connection of the borehole pipes to the overhead tanks.
The work completed for the project provided employment for over twenty local men and youth for the three and half weeks we were on the ground. The plan is to start and complete the next phase, plastering and framing during the summer of 2019.
It is our goal to open the classroom block in September of 2020 so the students can be moved into their new school. We appreciate your continued support and generosity as we strive to provide a life changing opportunity to rural children in Ugbele Akah, Nigeria through education.
In continuation of the project, roofing of the school building was completed this past summer, August 2017.
In Summer 2016, we completed the errection of the classrom-block walls.