Since the Offa Primary School has been established in the year 2007 it has received help from ISOB with various improvement.
Friends donate money for cementing four classrooms
Marjon collected money for a solar panel for the Offa School during her Birthday Party. The guests gave generous and the money was more than enough! When we discussed the possibility of purchasing more solar panels the school came up with another priority. For the time being the light in the library satisfied the school's needs.
Dusty floors of 4 new classrooms were the School's priority. During lessons the children breathe dust which is very unhealthy. The school suggested to use the rest of the money for cementing the floors of these classrooms. That would solve the problem with the dust. They convinced us of the need and we agreed to their priority of cementing the floors.
Left: Marjon, main donor of the solar panel and the cementing of floors. : Right: Cementing in progress.
Our volunteer Ashenafi coordinated the work. He found an engineer and he collected many items himself.He stimulated the local community to contribute. The local community contributed with free labor. They collected stones and cut it to pieces. They did an amazing job!
Visiting the School and helping with extra donations.
In November 2017 we visited the school with our travel group of five. We witnessed how the school team and the Damot Offa community worked hard on cementing the four floors of the dusty classrooms. They also worked on cementing the entrance near the doors.
During the work it appeared that there was a shortage of money to buy all the necessary cement. Some of our friends decided to contribute on the spot. With the help of them the work could be finished in December 2017.
Cemented floors ready:
Happy students reading their schoolbooks in a healthy environment.