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Let's complete the construction of the school together!
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 Written by fra Ivica Perić

Let's complete the construction of the school together!We didn't rest for long. In fact, we didn't rest at all. We just lay low for a while here on the website. Because preparations had to be done for... for what?! Yes, it's true! We have now begun the construction of the second building of our future High School!!! Currently, foundations are being dug, and we're extremely happy and excited! And so are the rest of the people in the village!

Let me remind you that in April, just one year since the start of the construction, we officially marked the completion of the first of two school buildings, spread over 800 square meters with 11 classrooms, sanitary facilities, and with two huge water tanks to collect the rainwater for the needs of the school, because there is no water system in the village.

According to the initial plans, the school will consist of two buildings. And so we are left with the task of building and furnishing the second school building. With your help, we can do it. The second school building is going to be somewhat larger. It will spread over 900 square metres with another seven classrooms, a computer room, a big library with a reading room, a teachers' room and additional sanitary facilities.

For the children of Kivumu this school will be a potential way out of poverty. Many of them are exceptionally bright, intelligent and talented, but unfortunately they never had the opportunity to go to school. One year in a secondary school in Rwanda costs 300 euros (about $400). Their parents, who also never had the chance to go to school, cannot afford it. These parents go to work, digging for an entire day and earn just one dollar. For Kivumu children - going to school, has been, up to now, an unattainable dream. We will try to change that.

Thanks to your generous help in donations, to the Heart for Africa Charity Organization (active in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina), and to the Church in Need Organization (in Germany), we have managed to raise enough money to be able to complete the foundations. We hope that gradually we will be able to raise the remainder of the money in order to bring the second school building to completion.

In fact, we truly believe that we will succeed in our intentions. Because, thanks to you, we have found countless times by now that anything is possible when people join forces, unite their hands with even the smallest amount of goodwill. We just have to follow our dream, and if there is will, the dream, like gifts from God, will come true in all sorts of ways.

Translated by Branimir Mlakić
Edited by Valerie Kae Ken

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