Meet the New Hill Crest! Same great teachers, same great kids...just a spiffy new place! Regulations required that we have an outdoor exit from each classroom. For a long time, they let us slide, but in March--No More! We had to close, find a new spot, and bring it up to code. The teachers worked long days moving rocks and cleaning the area. They had a kitchen, a latrine, and a big fence built. Finally, the day came when the regulators said they were far enough along to reopen! We celebrated with a big party!
We promised them that we would work hard to continue to meet the requirements. We are in need of a 5000 liter water tank and pipe, play ground equipment, a carpet for the resting room, a bed for the sick/tired kids, a desk for the office, 2 aluminum covered tables for the kitchen, 2 large sheets of metal for fencing, a book case, a new uniform for the cook, 2 new cooking pots, more plates, and 3 dust bins!
We can get all that done for around $1750 USD--perhaps, a bit more. The water tank is the most expensive and the most important. Right now we share with the landlord.
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