It took us two tries to get permission to cut mahogany to make termite-proof school furniture, but at last the milled boards arrived at Wunlang.
Our carpenter set up shop under the trees, near our new school building.
You can see the two buildings of our school. We not only have a school, we have a campus!
They worked in the shade. Our new latrines are in the background.
Having safe, dry storage for any school materials is such a help.
Our carpenter is originally from Yei, and lives in Malakon. Providing economic opportunity for Southern Sudanese has always been part of our mission.
This tree used to be a classroom. Now it helps with the furniture-making.
We're so happy to provide jobs for the people of Southern Sudan.
In the foreground, our field manager Yel checks out the progress.
Isn't it beautiful?
The desks are stacked up as production continues.
As on many job sites, music keeps the work going.
With eight classrooms and more than 400 students, we need a lot of desks.
Schoolchildren gather near their new furniture.
Students inspect the newly-installed desks in a classroom. Go to our "School's Open" gallery to see the desks in use!
A two-minute video of our carpenters at work.