Last year we brought an update on the 4 new classrooms Operation Hope was building in partnership with the Global School and Micro Projects (a Swazi Government department). You can read about this here.
After the initial meeting and finalising the plans, it was all systems go. We were truly amazed at how many of the school community came to volunteer their labour to see this dream fulfilled. The atmosphere was incredible and we were honoured to be able to get in the trenches and help.
In a previous blog I spoke about the resilience and hard working nature of many of the people we meet. The women in particular exemplified this. During our working bees many of the women carried large rocks and concrete blocks. Some even shovelled dirt and dug trenches with their babies strapped to their backs!
It has been a long and slow process but we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. All the frustration, time and effort is paying off for all concerned. All we are waiting for now is for the government to procure the remaining materials as promised. This has only occurred in the last couple of months. The classrooms should be finished (hopefully) in the next few weeks.
We’re almost there and everyone is excited! Stay tuned for our special celebration.