Another week is gone and playground project is nearing its end. Just to update you on last week’s job on the playground. Everything has gone really fast, had not expected such commitment and hardwork from the workers given. Despite the rain and slightly chilly weather, the engineer David and his workers worked hard inorder to complete their task.
Work has progressed fast and now we are done with all construction work. ”The City” part that was the only part that had not been built is now finished and the last few days, we have been working to repair the parts that had small corner boards on, that is on the ’Mt. Elgon’. Everything is now left to dry before finishing with the last task – that is painting. The engineer David said it should be allowed to dry for at least a week and a half so that the paint must be sustainable.
Meanwhile, as we wait for it to dry, we have been planting some flowers around it to ensure minimum unnessecary passage by the locals on the play area. The goal we have is that we will dedicate the playground on the day of the workshop which will take place at the end of the month. More about the workshop will be in the next post.
When I went to the village to inspect and ask how the work was going later this week, I was welcomed by some parents with very positive thoughts and gratitude that we have been able to build the playground for the children in the village. This gave me a positive feeling that I kept the rest of the day. ☺
It always gives me joy and motivation to hear from the villagers that they recognize and appreciate our work and this playground is truly one of the organization’s many projects that show that we value children’s rights and most importantly and especially in this case the children’s right to play! I’ll update you on the painting when it’s done!