I have been in Ogongo now for 2 weeks and I think we have come to the decision that our first priority is to make the recently donated books available to the learners as soon as possible. We are able to use some space in the building with the computers to establish a usable library until a new library space can be constructed.
After receiving several quotes from different building supply stores, we are disappointed to find that the cost of construction is much higher than we anticipated. The estimates suggest that materials alone would cost approximately $8000, and then there would still be the labor costs. We have not given up yet, but we may have to consider using our financial resources to improve the current library/computer space and possibly use some of the funds to purchase some other much needed items for the school. One item being considered is a photocopy machine.