Torrential rains and clay-like dirt have created drainage challenges at Dekpor Basic School since we have been on the scene.
The resulting erosion would eventually damage buildings, so we have tackled this massive undertaking!
There is now a trench that has been dug around the exterior perimeter of the compound, most of which is marked by the backs of the classrooms. There has been substantial grading done to help direct runoff in the right direction. Gutters constructed.
Loads of students pitched in to help in a variety of ways...cutting the blocks, fetching water, digging, moving dirt, mixing mortar, laying blocks, and more. Yes, we have hired our recent masonry grads to work, too!
Granted, this may not seem like a big deal, but truly, it is! This was an expensive project that could not have been done if not for the generous donation by Susan and Tony Anderson!