This week is the first week of the term and we have 12 new students who have joined the BMW program. We have a total of 25 students, praise the LORD.
Heavy Rain Brings Destruction
The rain has now been pouring for the past two weeks and it flooded again on the property. The bridge at the school was under water and the only thing not covered in water was the basketball court, but the good thing is that the water went down quickly. The water destroyed the path, made holes and carried away a lot of sand. For this week, it has stopped, it is still raining but not bringing floods.
Much of our work involves clearing. The surrounding bushes are growing very fast everywhere and we have to catch up with them. When the Aussi team was here they were working on changing the roof leaves into iron sheets. We had to change the position of the roof , it was peaked in the middle but we are changing that to a sloped one to use less iron.
The team has accomplished their work of building the roof, now we are finishing the work of strengthening the bind beams that will support the roof. We also are working on the anti-cyclone, this involves pouring concrete for the beams on the three sides of the roof.
We worked on taking the electricity to the Nirina school. We made the cable go underground to avoid people stealing the cables, so now we are having the first light there. We are also working on digging the foundation for the cement brick wall fence at the school. There is a difficulty delivering sand and rock because the ground is very soft and the delivery truck got stuck and there was lots of struggle.