Adeta – Roof & ceiling project, October 2017

Phase II commences: Roof & ceiling …..

In March we made a promise to the children that we would try to improve their classrooms… it is one thing to hope to do something in the privacy of your mind, but a real challenge when you declare publicly to the children that we would make their class good. I vividly remembered the bewildered looks on their faces (some probably thinking …keep dreaming)… This weighed heavily on my mind, as back then it seemed a daunting task to do… I found myself asking questions with no apparent answers. How much will it cost? Would we be able to raise enough funds? Where do we start from and how do we really go about it? How long will it take? …


I’m glad to say we now have answers to all those questions… we realised we had to tell THE STORY … So glad many listened, many inspired us, many supported us and many encouraged us…

Fast forward to the present, only a few months after our daring promise… we have raised enough to start the project in earnest…

Thanking all our supporters, contributors, sponsors and well-wishers…

This is where the story begins… the task ahead still has a long way to go… but already looking smarter.

The old leaking roof and broken ceiling…

Demolition phase…

All these photos are somewhat self-explanatory …

Workers taking pleasure in ripping out the old roof and ceiling. Dedication next to almost perfection, better still creating work for people in the surrounding community…

Not sure that the kids are amused that they have been displaced from their classrooms…

One of the classroom ceilings finally taking shape…

The finished roof …

Second part of the project completed.
Thanks to everyone for their generous donations and support.

But the refurbishment has only just started. The next phase will be to install new windows and doors, new flooring, plastering the walls and painting the inside and outside of the classroom block.

Roof & Ceiling Estimates

This included: various wood types, tie rods, zinc sheets, asbestos sheets, nails, labour & transportation.

Grand Total = N800,000
Approximately = £1,700 (Exchange rate £1 = N473)

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