Termites had damaged a few walls of the science labs which destabilized them and caused cracks in the walls. Consequently, it tore the roof apart. The corrugated roof, made from Eternit, is more than 50 years old and very brittle and had to be replaced by corrugated iron. Additionally, it is no longer allowed to use wood for roof constructions of public buildings. So, the roof beams had to be replaced as well. The first picture shows the roof before it was damaged. On the 4th of April the official handover of the 60 m long building to the school took place. Total costs: repair of the roof and painting job: $ 19’000.
It was very encouraging that former pupils of the Namwala Secondary School from Lusaka have joined the project. It was the first time that they participated in a project of this size. They took over the funding for the repair of the water and gas supply of the labs, in total $ 4’000.