September 16: The building’s exterior is finished with window frames in place. Ready to paint.
Work on the interior now proceeds. We did a quick lighting and computer use plan 2 weeks ago to devise the electrical wiring plan. An electrician got to work on wiring so the interior finishing with wall plastering can proceed. The drop ceiling is now in.
September 1: Rotifunk’s first Ebola cases appear in town. Five deaths and 35 quarantined in five houses. But the computer center construction proceeds on schedule.
August 25: The roof is up on Rotifunk’s community computing center. Ebola is not slowing down work on this center full of hope for the future.
Work has gone on in spite of August being the peak of the rain season. Remember 2011 when here in Cincinnati we got 73″ rain for the year and called it an all time record year. The average rainfall for the month of August alone in Sierra Leone is 42″. Throw in July and there’s 73″.
The next stage is raising funds for a solar energy system so the computing center can operate into the evening with classes and community computer access. They’ll offer small business services, too, like typing and copying for those without computers or printers.