Nyakasura Secondary School II
In 2011, One Brick renovated Nyakasura's Secondary School's Geography block with the support of a team of volunteers from the UK following an initiative from the Friends of Nyakasura, a group located in Scotland.
In 2013, the friends of Nyakasura again got in touch with One Brick with a view to renovating the school's Home Economics building which was in a very poor condition; the damaged ceiling was becoming hazardous to students. Also, the school was experiencing a shortage of water and the medical wing lacked sufficient space. The school also lacked storage space given it had now grown to have 1130 students, all of them boarders.
The work was delivered in conjunction with a range of UK partners including the Volunteer Missionary Movement, Liverpool Hope University, and the Halton and Wulvern Housing Trusts. We also took on 28 apprentices and 2 trainee project managers in partnership with Mountains of the Moon University, St. Joseph's Technical Institute and Hakitengya Community Polytechnic. Apprentices were mentored by both our team and UK volunteers with a background in construction.
The home economics building was successfully renovated and turned into a modern, safe structure that will serve the school for generations. A 7,000 litre water harvesting system was also installed to ensure that the school has sufficient water and to reduce its water expenditure.
Works also included:
- Reshaping the grounds around the buildings and installing walls to prevent rains again affecting structural stability.
- Building a new storage facility
- Expansion of the nurses house
The training project was a success. All trainees were involved in the planning and delivery of the works and were given certificates in their area of specialisation.