As each week passes, we are getting closer to breaking ground for our Primary School! Our architect has given us a few sketches of what the school will look like. It continues to build our excitement as we now have a clear picture of the design.
After we knew God was calling us to build this school, we began praying for land. God opened up many doors for us to purchase 4 different plots next to each other to have an area big enough for all the school buildings needed. You can see a picture of the land here.
Almost all schools in Uganda (and most of Africa) look the same. They have a symmetrical roof with no overhang. We began looking at different options available and a TED Talk from an architect in Togo came up in our searches. He had tilted the roof of the school in order for the hot air to escape. The idea is so simple yet can help keep the classrooms cooler in the village of Ngai where the school is being built. We began meeting with architects and discussing tilting the roof. Many of the architects told us it was "not possible" so we continued searching. Thankfully, we found an architect who was able to bring our vision to life! And at the same time, we are able to employ all Ugandan employees for the design and construction of the school.