We are pleased to announce the completion of the new school in Bilampi! Keys to the school will be given to the school board in early January, just in time for the new school year to begin!
The road to life-saving infrastructure in the community of Bilampi has been a long one. The Bilampi community first approached us wanting to build a school; the parents and teachers were eager to give their children more opportunities with access to education; they were also in dire need of safe water. We were excited to partner with this community due to the high level of motivation and persistence they showed as they advocated for support, and we began to work with this wonderful community 3 years ago. In 2021-22, the community members worked very hard to build the most extensive water system to date in Project Schoolhouse’s history, stretching 22 kilometers of trenching to bring water into each home. This year, they have finally made their dream a reality by building a new school in their community that is safe for the children to learn in!
Because of the new facilities, 3 new grades will be added to the curriculum. Students in the community can now study through the 3rd year of secondary school! This expansion of grades is a great opportunity for the community and especially for young girls whose parents thought sending them to the neighboring community to continue their studies was unsafe. This has been a dream of the community members, and now it will be a reality starting in 2024!
A few words of gratitude from a teacher and a student at the Bilampi school:
A big thanks to Project Schoolhouse for having made our school possible. With effort and dedication, they have built this for us, where boys and girls today will study with dignity. May God continue strengthening each of you a thousand thanks and blessings.EVELING, teacher
On behalf of all of the students at the Bilampi school, we want to thank you and God for building this school. We will now study in a school that is dignified, clean, safe and secure. We promise to keep it clean and take care of it really well. GRACIAS!EVA, sTUDENt
We would like to thank The Kathryn B. McQuade Foundation for their support in building this school.