Kiburara Primary School and Kasesenge Health Centre are located in Kabarole District.
Both were unable to operate because of lack of proper sanitation. One Brick was contacted by an NGO called Angels Haven which has been supporting community development activities like latrines and wells in Kabarole District for several years.
One Brick was commissioned to build two pit latrines for Kiburara School and for Kasesenge Health Centre. Each latrine would consist of 1 ordinary and 1 disabled stance connected to a shower block. Apprentices and several trainers trained by One Brick were provided by Hakitengya Community Polytechnic Institute. The apprentices were taught many skills on site including bricklaying, concreting and plastering and were provided with a certificate at the end of the project.
Skills earned by apprentices
- Bricklaying: setting out, correct bonding techniques, building walls and corners, finishing and pointing
- Concreting: shuttering, leveling, mixing ratios for different purposes
- Plastering: mixing ratios for different purposes
- Applications: applying scratch coats, steel float finishing, making straight corners
- Multi-skills: timber work and roofing, painting, ground leveling, stone walling
- Other skills: team work and leadership, commitment and self-confidence
The following work was completed by One Brick team and 26 apprentices split into two teams of 13:
- Site preparation, leveling and excavation of the pit Construction of a pit concrete lining
- Plastering of the pit walls
- Shuttering and concreting for slub
- Construction of walls with burnt clay bricks in cement and sand mortar
- Timber work and fixing of iron sheets for roof
- Plastering walls outside and inside
- Apron excavation, placing hard core, casting concrete and screeding
- Internal and external painting
- Fitting wooden doors
- Construction of tank base
- Installation of gutters and a tank for hand washing
The school was very happy with the work completed and the new facilities allowed them to improve intake. As a result of the work the apprentices gained strong practical skills from our trainers. One Brick certified 26 apprentices who could now go on to do unsupervised work in other projects.