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January 19, 2022

Donor List

Gavin Robinson

£25

Well done Aaron. As the man-bun is only to be worn by the HOS, you must now remove the man-bun!

Anonymous

£25

Elaine Day

£50

Well done Aaron! We're pleased to support these students with their education and the chance of brighter futures.

David Brown

£10

Anonymous

£10

Anonymous

£10

jo Evans

£10

Dace Petersone

£15

Well done! Such a great cause.

Rhys

£25

Barnaby Pain

£25

Joel Baldwin

£25

Ross Chipperton

£25
January 18, 2022

Hair off

Aaron’s haircut

£1,255 raised

to fund the education of five Zambian children living in acute poverty for one year.

Aaron

Why I did this

I teach maths at a UK sixth form college, and have had a few email exchanges with the secondary maths staff at Mukwashi Trust School to help and support them.

The school has an excellent curriculum which is designed to help children develop the skills they need to improve their lives.

I wanted to raise funds to support students who are living in acute poverty and who would otherwise miss out completely on any formal education.

Mukwashi learning

Learn more about Mukwashi

Thank you!

December 15, 2021
The lorry bringing all the goods we ordered from South Africa took over five weeks to make the journey. So we’ve spent the last month inspecting, repairing and replacing all the water pipes, installing three new water tanks and improving our water supply. Now the goods have arrived, we’ve finally started installing the feet for our 30 toilet and shower cubicles.
November 12, 2021

Trenches everywhere

We’re just about finished digging an extensive network of trenches, and are now starting to lay new water and sewerage pipes across the site. It sounds simple, but this is the most complex stage – and we are taking it slowly to make sure we don’t make a mistake.
November 2, 2021

The floor & wall are finished

We’ve screed the floor and plastered the wall (which will support the sinks and urinals). That’s everything done for now on the main structure. A team of plumbers will join us later this week to install the tank, and lay a network of water and sewerage pipes, which will dramatically improve everyday life at the school.
October 29, 2021

The tank

The 20,000 litre water tank arrived today. Once it’s in position, it will be the heart of the new toilets and showers. It will be filled by the rain from the inverted roof, and by a supply of ‘non-drinking quality’ water we’ve managed to source from a local reservoir. We’ll use the water from the tank to flush the toilets – and irrigate our crops.
October 19, 2021

The roof is on

The inverted roof is in place. It will maximise natural light and ventilation, and harvest the rainwater. It will serve as a big umbrella during every rainy season, and then as a giant parasol for the rest of each year.
October 16, 2021

The main steel frame is up

Only four weeks after we demolished our first old toilet, all the main steel beams are now in place; and the distinctive shape of the inverted roof is clear.
October 3, 2021

Concreting the base

We’ve almost finished the footings and base slab, which are taking 39 cubic metres of concrete. Here’s Tonny Makosa, our Zambian architect, inspecting the works.
September 28, 2021

Starting to take shape

We’ve almost completed preparing the footings and base for the concrete. The wooden framework and underground pipe-runs are in place, and the line of plastic upright pipes show where the long row of sinks and urinals will be.

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