Soo…if you read this blog a lot you may remember that positech is funding a school being built in Cameroon. I’ve just got an update on progress that I thought I’d share. I love hearing about this, I am so proud of it.

Anyway…originally we had one site for the school, but for various reasons that then shifted to a different site called Salle. To give you an idea of where this is, lets look at it in google earth:

salle_1

So..yeah, not exactly urban. This is a great place to do something like this, because they just are not going to make an economic case for a country with Cameroons GDP to pay for a decent school there. Anyway…zooming out a bit…

map

So…it’s there. Progress on the school actually seems pretty darned good, although progress in camera phone quality in Cameroon seems to be less good :D Here are the pics:

walls

So we have walls! Proper ones, made of brick, rather than wood, and built properly by proper builders, meaning this school is going to be a LOT better than the small wooden construction they had before. The timeline shows that plastering and flooring should be done this week painting by the end of the month, and the handover to the community by early November.

When its all finished the school will provide:

  • Construction of 3 classrooms and an office
  • Construction of a 3 compartment toilet block with hand washing facilities
  • Provision of 27 benches and
  • Provision 3 tables and 3 chairs

The previous school enrollment dropped from 72 to 52 children over a year, almost certainly due to the condition of the building, so this should fix that, and I suspect boost overall enrollment a lot, plus there should be a big boost to the children’s health from the improvement in the facilities.

I should get much better pics in a few months, as a representative from the charity is going there to take a look.

For anyone wondering, doing this costs roughly £18,000.

6 Responses to “Update on positechs school in Cameroon :D”

  1. Szymon Kurek says:

    In the name of the Internet, I hereby really appreciate what you’re doing :) That’s a considerable amount of money sent to a very specific, life-changing project.

  2. Mike says:

    This is incredible stuff Cliff, truly incredible.

  3. Andy Brice says:

    Excellent. I am following this with interest.

  4. Sean Lindskog says:

    Hats off, man. Respect.

  5. Steven says:

    Very good news. Good job.

  6. Andrej says:

    Ok, I almost never post in comments, but I just wanted to say – thank you. I follow this blog for 10 years now, it’s nice to see you evolve on all fronts, as a game developer, as a business man and as a person.