Thanks to many generous donors our biggest ANZA Social Welfare project ever is now underway. Here is an update from Gilly Weaver, ANZA Social Welfare Director:
At Taqwa School students and teachers with ANZA Social Welfare Committee Members
Over 120 of the 280 children who attend At Taqwa school in East Jakarta are in our Student Sponsorship Program and as planned are safely at home for the holidays while the demolition work is done.
The original, and now unsafe, wooden two storey classroom is being demolished, to be replaced by a new two storey brick building designed to fit in with the rest of the school. The project also includes a new roof over the adjoining classroom block, new entrance stairway to the upper floors, new toilet facilities and new aluminium windows throughout the school.
At Taqwa School students in the classroom
Sylvia and I visited this morning to inspect the progress. After only three days the old 'unsafe' building is a shadow of it's former self and a huge pile of debris is building up for removal. Anything recyclable is being carefully stored and the rest will have to be hand carried out along over 100 metres of narrow alley ways to the main road. This demolition process is estimated to take about two weeks and then the exciting rebuild can begin.
The demolition work has now begun
Watch this space for more updates.
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