|SIM Director, Steve Schmidt; SIM Head of Construction, |
Chad Winsor, Sahel Academy Director and Principal, Bev Farrer
|Pouring and smoothing the concrete by hand.|
|Workers lined up with their wheelbarrows of concrete!|
Starting at 4:30pm on Thursday afternoon, about 100 Nigeriens helped hand-mix 130+ yards of concrete - over 40 tons of sac concrete, plus sand and stone. Men filled wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow with fresh, wet concrete ready to dump and refill. After 14 hours of non-stop pouring, the cement for the court was done! Coming to school to see it finished the next morning was a treat! What an impressive and unique experience. The court remains covered in water to help with the curing. The students are looking forward to having such a spacious place to play!
We are so grateful for the men that have made these projects possible for Sahel. It is a blessing to Sahel families, students, staff, as well as the larger community to have such facilities for learning and recreation. Praise God!