Tombo School Building
Work has been carried out over the past few weeks to create a school for the children in Tombo that adequately meets their needs.
The school building the children were occupying was erected in 2006. It was both inadequate for its purpose and in a terrible state of disrepair. The size of the building was unable to accommodate the number of village children at school age (currently more than 200 and rising) and the few classrooms it had were divided by torn sheets of paper, supported by bamboo sticks. Water regularly poured in through the leaking roof, the temperature inside the building was often unbearably hot, and the toilets were unsanitary. Not a pretty picture!
The Sierra Leone Mission (SLM) committed to funding plans for the school building to be repaired, extended or completely replaced if necessary. Enough land is available to expand the school buildings, and there is complete agreement that the children deserve a much better place to receive their education!
Work has been going well and the 'new' school building was ready to receive a new roof. However, there has been a problem. The process of removing the old dilapidated roof and extending the building upwards, to create more accommodation, appears to have destabilised the existing wall structure, resulting in a partial collapse. The issue is fixable, but it will require more funding to ensure the building is stable.
On a more positive note, SLM were delighted to receive so many donations to help with this project, including one to pay for the school to be furnished, which providentially arrived the day before Magnus put in a request!
Praise the Lord!
Donating to help SLM
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Alternatively donate by Bank Transfer:
Sort code: 20-16-08, Account number: 30799076, Account name: Sierra Leone Mission
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Or send a cheque to:
Sierra Leone Mission. Postal address: Janet Foord, 2 Cheyne Close, Church Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2SQ