Loads of Sand for Blocks

Loads of Sand for Blocks

Preparation for Molding of Blocks

Preparation for Molding of Blocks

Foundation Blocks

Foundation Blocks

Foundation Blocks

Foundation Blocks

These blocks are made on sight

Excavation for Foundation

Excavation for Foundation

Excavation for foundation

Excavation for foundation

Excavation for Foundation

Excavation for Foundation

Removing a Stump

Removing a Stump

BCO foundation is taking shape.

BCO foundation is taking shape.

Building Foundation

Building Foundation

Slope Zone

Slope Zone

Decking Blocks

Decking Blocks

Elangwe said they have molded enough blocks for the lower floor. Even through rain for a couple days, the men continued to work.

Foundation all but finished

Foundation all but finished

Foundation ready for back filling with stones and dirt.

Foundation

Foundation

Grounding cable out back of house

Grounding cable out back of house

Exit of the earth cable into the safety tank which will be buried underground. This their way of protecting the house and those in it from lightning.

Grounding cable in front of building

Grounding cable in front of building

Depth of foundation

Depth of foundation

Depth of slope of foundation

Depth of slope of foundation

Almost five meters deep

Sand for concreting for near future

Sand for concreting for near future

Safety tank excavation

Safety tank excavation

This is where the safety tank for the grounding system will go.

Safety tank excavation

Safety tank excavation

Volcanic Stones for Back Fill

Volcanic Stones for Back Fill

Plumbing for house under foundation

Plumbing for house under foundation

Seaway pipes for both floors

Seaway pipes for both floors

Foundation and plumbing finished

Foundation and plumbing finished

Bro. David Ballard Visiting

Bro. David Ballard Visiting

First floor walls almost done.

First floor walls almost done.

First floor walls almost done.

First floor walls almost done.

Elangwe and David Ballard

Elangwe and David Ballard

Inside the activities room

Inside the activities room

Bro. Ballard takes a tour.

First floor complete, ready for 2nd

First floor complete, ready for 2nd

Getting set for decking

Getting set for decking

Decking means what divides the 1st and 2nd floors.

Main entrance

Main entrance

This is the view of the front and left side of the home. You can see the porch overhang.

Preparing for decking

Preparing for decking

The men create a frame for decking blocks to lie on before concrete is poured for second floor.

Placing of decking blocks

Placing of decking blocks

Adds stability to second floor.

Heavy rain, but the work continues.

Heavy rain, but the work continues.

Almost set for pouring of concrete

Almost set for pouring of concrete

More wooden support.

More wooden support.

More iron rods to reinforcement.

More iron rods to reinforcement.

Hundreds of wood for support.

Hundreds of wood for support.

The decking blocks are very heavy and there had to be extra support for the weight of the concrete.

Side wood set to pour concrete.

Side wood set to pour concrete.

Bread and sardine for breakfast.

Bread and sardine for breakfast.

Breakfast.

Breakfast.

The concrete had to go up this.

The concrete had to go up this.

Mrs. Magdelene prepared 3 meals...

Mrs. Magdelene prepared 3 meals...

for 34 workers that day!

Lunch time fufu and vegetable.

Lunch time fufu and vegetable.

I'll have to ask Elangwe what fufu is.

Final preparation for pouring.

Final preparation for pouring.

Eating and drinking.

Eating and drinking.

The workers taking a break and eating one of their three meals for the day.

Decked part and the undecked part.

Decked part and the undecked part.

Cements ready to be poured.

Cements ready to be poured.

Ready to pour concrete.

Ready to pour concrete.

After first two hours of pouring.

After first two hours of pouring.

6 pm pouring was half way gone.

6 pm pouring was half way gone.

Finalizing pouring and smoothing.

Finalizing pouring and smoothing.

9 pm pouring of concrete completed.

9 pm pouring of concrete completed.

Pouring was a great success.

Pouring was a great success.

It took all day to pour the entire layout.

Almost set for roofing.

Almost set for roofing.

25 pillars already set

25 pillars already set

These pillars will be the skeleton for the wall blocks.

The home from a distance.

The home from a distance.

The front view

The front view

Main entrance to the home

Main entrance to the home

Emergency exit (rear)

Emergency exit (rear)

Emergency exit

Emergency exit

Rear view of home

Rear view of home

BCO roof from a distance

BCO roof from a distance

Window protectors placed

Window protectors placed

Upper window protectors

Upper window protectors

Iron roof sheeting was started today

Iron roof sheeting was started today

Neighbors fellowshiped as well

Neighbors fellowshiped as well

Sister Magdalene and twin sister

Sister Magdalene and twin sister

They were preparing the food for the workers at BCA.

Main entrance iron door

Main entrance iron door

Iron sheets completed

Iron sheets completed

Iron doors made

Iron doors made

Elangwe was part of dinner also

Elangwe was part of dinner also

fellowship after the roofing

fellowship after the roofing

Chief rep was part of the dinner

Chief rep was part of the dinner

BCO roofing going on

BCO roofing going on

BCO roofing from a distance

BCO roofing from a distance

BCO getting along

BCO getting along

BCO from the back

BCO from the back

Ceiling going on.

Ceiling going on.

Plaster going on.

Plaster going on.

the home from a view closer to the church hall, showing  the distance.JPG

the home from a view closer to the church hall, showing the distance.JPG

some toilettes upper floor.JPG

some toilettes upper floor.JPG

power is on pending painting on the ceilin.JPG

power is on pending painting on the ceilin.JPG

placing of tiles this morning but all is done now.JPG

placing of tiles this morning but all is done now.JPG

placing of tiles is finished , pending some dressing.JPG

placing of tiles is finished , pending some dressing.JPG

one small room , pending dressing on the side of the  walls.JPG

one small room , pending dressing on the side of the walls.JPG

painting will start very soon in the days ahead.JPG

painting will start very soon in the days ahead.JPG

kitchen near completion.JPG

kitchen near completion.JPG

house parent room done with tiles this evening.JPG

house parent room done with tiles this evening.JPG

main entrance pending painting.JPG

main entrance pending painting.JPG

down floor tiles.JPG

down floor tiles.JPG

wash hand basin.JPG

wash hand basin.JPG

down toilettes.JPG

down toilettes.JPG

down internal stair case pending dressing.JPG

down internal stair case pending dressing.JPG

escape ladder pending painting.JPG

escape ladder pending painting.JPG

escape stair case from upper door.JPG

escape stair case from upper door.JPG

house from a distance

house from a distance

Cheif representative of Wotutu

Cheif representative of Wotutu

Brightland kids singing a welcome song.

Brightland kids singing a welcome song.

Front of the building

Front of the building

bed with kwi material to avoid peepenetratration.jpg

bed with kwi material to avoid peepenetratration.jpg

Down floor activity zone

Down floor activity zone

Toilettes set for use

Toilettes set for use

Part of the stair case

Part of the stair case

Painting outside in progress

Painting outside in progress

this is what we shall placed on the building.jpg

this is what we shall placed on the building.jpg

Finished building.jpg

Finished building.jpg

Bunk Beds 2.jpg

Bunk Beds 2.jpg

Common Room.jpg

Common Room.jpg

Kitchen.jpg

Kitchen.jpg

Finished road.jpg

Finished road.jpg

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