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  • Laurel Werner

Things are rocking!


The projects all show real promise, we have received 50 women applicants and 12 men! Because of the interest from men we plan to have beekeeping/honey/candle making and even other vocations for men so stay tuned, details to follow! We have hired a project manager to help with the day to day activities and reports, his name is Nashon. Nashon visits the village twice a week to work through challenges and keep the momentum going! The feeling with Thadei and I is this project is placing Kilitech in a famous and popular role in the community and the local government authority sees it as a role model to others!

The building is about 80% done, we need to pour the cement floor and we are also looking into bringing in solar power for lights and computers and charging stations.

Challenges:

  • Getting the word out about the vocations has been slow but picking up

  • Inadequate construction experts delays improvements to building

Evaluation and Next Steps

  • Focus on event planning and sewing vocations first

  • Meet with contractors to understand construction challenges

  • Pour concrete floor in community hall

  • Produce draft cirriculum for the vocations

  • Obtain the desks and chairs for twenty students

  • Build lockers and shelves for all the wonderful donated school supplies!

I will be over there the entire month of February and am exicted to see all the progress! Thanks for following us and stay tuned!


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