INSTALLATION OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM
Again and again, the non-existing power supply is seen as an obstacle to development in all areas of the school: no communication with the outside, no technical equipment such as computers, printers, etc., no electric light, so that only limited teaching is possible in the dark and during the rainy season. During the visit of the school by our 1st chairman this was impressively demonstrated. The conditions for the installation of a photovoltaic system are given: through the new buildings made possible by donations, such as school, kindergarten, teachers’ house, there are now sufficient roof areas for installation. A Ugandan solar company with extensive experience was on site and held talks with the delegation and the technical director of the school about the construction and installation of such a system. The offer is now available and details are currently being clarified.
SUPPORT OF THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION
The Parents Association is a voluntary association with initially 25 and now 56 people. The aim of the association is to promote social cohesion and village community. The Parents’ Association also performs plays and dances in other villages and in lodges and makes handicraft products. These activities generate income that helps members pay school fees more easily. The purchase of musical instruments and materials for costumes will help promote the association’s performances. The Parents’ Association also uses these funds to run a savings and loan fund, which is managed by 3 women. These funds can be given as micro-loans to the members. Amasiko e.V. supports the Parents’ Association by providing a grant for the issuance of micro-loans and the purchase of materials and musical instruments.
2. TEACHER’S HOUSE
The construction of the 2nd teachers’ house is progressing rapidly.
Progress of the 2nd teacher’s house with 5 rooms
COMPLETION OF THE 1. TEACHER’S HOUSE
The 1st part of the teachers’ house was festively inaugurated with a big village feast, traditional music and dance in the presence of the 1st chairman of the association, Dr. Wolfgang Pfaff-Simoneit, the treasurer Monika Simoneit, the technical director Frank Akankwasa and the construction manager, master mason Kabarebe. The completion of the teachers’ house contributes to a significant improvement in the social situation of the teaching staff. The teachers working at the school have the opportunity to work and live on the school campus. The construction of the 2nd teacher’s house with 5 additional rooms is progressing.
Happy faces at the inauguratio
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY RESUMED
Construction activities on the Teacher’s House will continue in 2022. Construction started at the end of October 2021. This teacher’s house will provide adequate working and sleeping facilities for the teachers of the Amasiko Greenschool. In this remote region it is not always possible to commute daily between work and home. Already at the end of the year 2021/2022 the foundation was completed. Due to the rainy season at the beginning of 2022, construction activities were interrupted. For example, masonry blocks could not be pressed until May, as dry weather is required for production. Master mason Kabarebe was then able to start the first masonry work as early as June
CONSTRUCTION OF A TEACHER’S HOUSE FOR 10 TEACHERS
As the community of Hamukaka and the Amasiko Greenschool are located in a rural and difficult to access area, it is important to be able to offer attractive working conditions in order to keep the existing teachers at the school and to be able to recruit new qualified teachers. Against this background, the construction of a teacher’s house for 10 teachers is considered urgent by the local school board. Through the construction of this teacher’s house, an adequate sleeping and working possibility for the teachers will be offered. The excavation and foundation works have started in October 2021 under the supervision of the local master mason Kabarebe and will provide employment and income for several men from the community. Furthermore, 2 training contracts for the building trade are agreed upon with graduates of the 7th grade and the master mason Kabarebe. The latter undertakes to teach and guide the trainees.
IMPROVEMENT OF THE WORKING SITUATION OF THE TEACHERS*.
Our planned construction of the teachers’ house in 2019 is delayed because the ownership of the land is still not clarified and therefore this project is delayed. Nevertheless, we want to strengthen the working situation of the teachers on site. The technical director of the school needs an internet connection with solar power for the organization of the school. After receiving a cost estimate we will support this project.