RAINBOW HOUSE IS GETTING NEW FACILITIESA new Dining hall and Kitchen, and a first floor library/study room/ hall
This was Rainbow house earlier this year, before building work on the new dining block started in February. Rainbow House main building is on the left, and the area on the right consisted of a small kitchen at the far end, and the currugated metal topped area on the right was the old dining area.
Childen sat crosslegged, in rows, on the concrete floor to eat their meals, it was functional but not very practical.
In February 2017 the traditional ground breaking ceremony was held to recognise the start of the building work on the new block
Prayers were said, and the building work was blessed by Director Victor Parisipogula and Rowland Smith, then the ground breaking was carried out by Victor helped by a few of the children.
…. and then the work began, the old covering was removed from the roof and the rest was demolished, and now you can see the new structure taking shape, the frame for the first floor is taking shape …
…. all that roof space takes a lot of cement, all mixed on site and carried up on the heads of both male and female labourers ….
…. the two storey block is taking shape, the structure is now complete and now they must wait 3 weeks for the concrete to set …..
…. the internal walls and additional storeys are taking shape, the left hand picture above is the kitchen end of the dining hall, the centre picture shows the staircase to the upper floor (library, study room etc.) and the right hand picture shows the frontage of the new block …..
…. it’s early June now, and the internal plastering is almost completed and the pictures below show the structure complete, the woodwork has arrived, and now the doors and windows can be fitted and the internal decoration completed, then this wonderful new block wll be completed.
….Mid October now, and the building is almost completed, finishing touches are being completed and it is expected that the building will be completed by the middle of November ….
…. doesn’t it all look good, this will make an enormous difference to the Rainbow Children’s Home, other changes have also been made to modernise toilet facilities and there has also been changes to surrounding walling for added security.We will add further pictures here when we get all the rooms finished and the children getting used to their new facilities…..
…. NOVEMBER AND THE NEW BUILDING IS NOW IN USE Hemant has sent us this report today, 3rd November 2017 .. ‘We opened the new building for the children by conducting a prayer with children. now cooking is going on in the kitchen and children having their meal in the dining hall happily, also every day prayer and briefing we are conducting for the office staff and children in the meeting hall at 9.00 am every day ….
The view from the front, the new building is yellow and the original one is green.The same view of the changes to the inside.
The new dining room
The study cum meeting room, which also has projector facilities.