• Andrew Mitchell House 2014

    Following the success of the Bumba Foundation Academies in Mugiti and Iki Iki, the AMCCT agreed to support the construction of 2 additional three classroom buildings at each school called

    Phase 1
    The first phase began in February 2014, with the measuring of the site and clearing of the land, which was followed by the sourcing and negotiation on the materials from local suppliers. Using the local builders the foundations were dug to the rock level and concrete foundations were constructed with hardcore. After the foundations were set the first course of bricks were laid, which enabled the trenches to be back filled with the soil. The brickwork was then continued to the window level and using a steel frame, a concrete beam was constructed above the windows and the veranda poles secured. Once the concrete beams were set, the brickwork continued to the roofing level in preparation for phase 2.

    Phase 2
    The second phase began in April 2014, with the engineers from Uganda Baati re-measuring the buildings against the plans to ensure the ultraspan steel beams were manufactured to the correct size. The steel materials were made at the Uganda Baati group factory in Nairobi and transported to Uganda Baati in Kampala, which were then sized and cut ready for transportation. Once the ultraspan steel beams and pre painted iron sheets arrived on site, the construction team fitted the roof and the remaining brickwork was completed by the end of May 2014.

    Phase 3
    The third phase of the construction began with the construction of the concrete flooring slab and then the internal and external walls were plastered. Once the plaster was set, the doors and windows were installed and secured to the brickwork. A chalk board was constructed on the classroom walls and finally the buildings were painted and the signage was completed for the new Andrew Mitchell House buildings. Through the construction of the new Andrew Mitchell House in Iki Iki and Mugiti, the new 6 classrooms will allow an additional 300 children to gain an education each year, which over a 10 year period results in a cost of £18 per child for their education.