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School construction

Until the start of our school project in early 2011, the village of Mushapo did not have their own school. To spare the children their daily long walk to neighboring villages and in order that more children can get a good education, ADH made the realization of a school project in Mushapo its goal. The school project is meant to last: Several school buildings with bright spacious classrooms of solid, durable materials should guarantee a permanent school operation no matter what the weather conditions. In addition, important new jobs will be created in the rural area by building schools and the operation thereof.

Apr 2018

The Construction of the School Building in Mabala Has Started

After all preparations have been completed, the foundation stone was laid for the school construction in Mabala. The chief of the county "blesses" our land on which the school building is currently being built. (ADH Cornerstone)
The Construction of the School Building in Mabala Has Started
Dec 2017

Bricks for Agro-Veterinary School in Mabala

For the construction of the school building, 30.000 bricks were fabricated on site. Then the bricks were tested if they can be burned by mounting a kiln of 2000 bricks and making fire inside for 24 hours. A week later, the oven was opened, and we learned that the clay consists of too much sand, as half of the bricks were broken during the burning process. Nevertheless, they can still be used for the construction. We will use cement coverings to protect the unburned bricks against the strong rains. The foundation of the building will consist of cement mixed with rocks, as the soil is clay mixed with sandy ground. Every three meters, a column, containing strong bars of iron, will be set up to support the top belt on which the roof will be placed. This way of construction should ensure the strength of the building.
Bricks for Agro-Veterinary School in Mabala
Aug 2017

Creation of bricks for school construction in Mabala

In our new project in Mabala 30 200 bricks were fabricated, which is the amount we need for the school building. A well had to be dug to get water for the fabrication of the bricks for the school building. A simple shed - made from sticks and leaves - is built for the fabrication and storage of the bricks. Next, the bricks will be burned to make them strong. Mme. Annie oversees the work.
Creation of bricks for school construction in Mabala
May 2017

New school project in Mabala

In the beginning of March, Wolfgang and Jean flew to Nioki to start our new project there. They again stayed at a guesthouse of the company SODEFOR who agreed to give us free accommodations including a cook whenever we visit Nioki. We met up with Joachim, the project manager of the NGO BBK, who we are working together with on this project, and with the local representatives Annie and Leonard. Annie is the head of the BBK in Nioki and school directress in Mabala. Leonard has 10 cows, something we had not yet seen in other parts of Congo. We wish more people would breed animals to improve the supplies for the local population. We discussed with them how we could help the area the most and decided to build a secondary school with emphasis on agricultural and veterinarian training. This will benefit the whole Kutu region as they don’t have any school of this kind. For the location of the project we chose a 40 hectare piece of land between the city Nioki and the village Mabala. This will enable pupils from both places to visit the school easier and the territory is big enough to teach agriculture on site. If we receive enough funding, we’d like to build a small boarding home there in the future, so young people from surrounding villages can also come and learn how to do agriculture and then go back to their villages and teach there what they have learned.
New school project in Mabala
Feb 2017

Progress in construction of Mushapo's health center

In the Health Center, four exterior doors and six interior doors as well as 12 windows were manufactured and put in place.
Progress in construction of Mushapo's health center
Oct 2016

Interim solution for construction supervision in Mushapo

All the inside walls of the Health Center are finished and plastered. Since our manager Jean is still in Kinshasa due to his diabetes, we asked our “ADH Congo” members Gilbert, Andre and Francois, if they could meet him to discuss the future of our project. Because of Jeans health problems, the plan was for him to move to Tshikapa, from where he was supposed to make regular trips to Mushapo to oversee the work better that way. Unfortunately he got a relapse and is not able to relocate yet into the countryside. For now our school director Pierre will oversee the construction work and the school. (Picture, from left to right: Gilbert, Jean, Andre and Francois, meeting in Kinshasa)
Interim solution for construction supervision in Mushapo
Aug 2016

Construction work on the health center is almost finished

The inspector from the Ministry of Health in Kamonia came to visit our Health Center which is under construction. By now the outside and inside walls of the building are all the way up to the roof. The outside walls got covered with a coat of cement mix to protect them against the strong rains. The inside walls are being plastered at the moment. Four rooms are finished, six more need to get done.
Construction work on the health center is almost finished
Jun 2016

Health Center construction moves forward

The building of the new Health Center is almost finished. the team in Mushapo though and gave us the following report. The walls of the Health Center are all the way up now. The exterior of those walls got covered with a coat of cement to protect the walls from the rain. This is very important as the Health Center is standing quite a bit apart from the school buildings and is exposed the most to the rain and storms. We still need to plaster the interior walls, lay a cement floor, place the doors and windows and paint them. We hope the Health Center can be finished and start operating soon to avoid any more children’s deaths there. In Kinshasa we bought mattresses for the patients of the new Health Center. We thoroughly wrapped them for protecting them on the challenging transport to Tshikapa via truck. In the meanwhile, the mattresses were brought to Mushapo via bicycle transporters.
Health Center construction moves forward

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