Let’s Build My School update

Work is progressing on the Let’s Build My School site in Tivaouane Peulh, Senegal. Co-founder of the charity, Fletcher Priest’s Leila Meroue, visited the country in December. A water well for the school, located at the centre of the site, has now been dug, and tests have been undertaken to understand the soil composition and the mix that will be used in the sand-bags for the classroom walls.

‘We are preparing for the construction of the elementary school – six classrooms, two offices and toilet blocks – starting on the 22nd of April. We divided the programme in two parts. It is essential to get the first half built before the beginning of the rainy season in August. The second part will follow in 2020.

Tivaouane Peulh is lacking in basic needs like water, electricity and education facilities. The school is at the junction of three local districts, making it very popular. This year it will enrol 420 pupils,’ Leila explains.

As a practice, Fletcher Priest makes an annual contribution to the charity, and members of the studio are also playing their part by snapping up home-cooked Senegalese dishes in the office every Thursday. If you’d like to help the Let’s Build My School team, you can donate at – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/letsbuildaschool.