June 1, 2023 Update
We are happy to report that the classrooms are complete and serving the needs of more than 100 school children. Thanks to your support, we have made a profound impact in the town of Yagoua, Cameroon, creating hope, dignity and a brighter future for the entire community.
Mar 9, 2023 Update
We faced delays due to financing. Although funding is available, it took over 2 weeks to get money through the international banking system to the town of Yagoua. With funding in place, construction has resumed. Walls and windows are complete and carpenters are now working on the roof.
Feb 9, 2023 Update
Our team continues to make excellent progress on the school. The foundation is complete and the walls are going up.
The town of Yagoua has provided bricks for two exterior walls and the middle wall. The rest of the walls will be constructed using plastic bottles.
The kids took a day off of school to help fill bottles.
The entrance to the classrooms have been framed up and the front wall is half way up.
In this photo, you can see how the bottles are laid in a lattice pattern and connected with strings to give them additional stability.
In the mean time, the outhouse is also taking shape. After digging a deep trench, we are building up the walls of the outhouse using plastic bottles. Our completed outhouse will have three stalls.
January 9-20, 2023
4 of our team members made the two day trip from Younde, the capital city of Cameroon, to Yagoua in the far north, where we are building two classrooms and an outhouse using discarded plastic bottles.
They will remain on-site for the duration of the project and their lodging and meals will be provided by the town of Yagoua. Our team hit the ground running and got the foundation built in the first week.
Meanwhile, our project is creating a great deal of excitement in the
community. Many of the local residents will be assisting in building the school. And they have already collected and filled over 8000 bottles which will be used to build the walls.