A Cast of Thousands and 15 Paint rollers

At least 50 people showed up today at MHS to paint walls, base boards, wash floors, etc. The was gaiety and singing and paint everywhere! We finished around 15 offices and classrooms. It was a major project. The walls are a bright cream with a red border for a baseboard. They look so fresh and bright. The carpenters continued to build desks and bunk beds. The teachers were having so much fun and we got to paint alongside them and talk with them. Howard, ACT MUSIC teacher broke out into song and everyone seemed to migrate to that one small classroom where we were. Suddenly, it was so crowded we could not turn around. 

We stopped at about 1 pm for some posho, rice and beans lunch. Then a photo op of the whole group of volunteers. There were speeches by Guma, Generous, Sue, The Old Boy leader, and more. A bit of a sunburn standing in the sun for so long. The mood at the school is pure excitement waiting for the students to start arriving on Sunday and Monday. 

The ACT Staff came back to office for what was supposed to be a 2 pm meeting but we started at 3:45. Sue still needed to walk the staff through the ACT Strategic Plan and Sustainability Map. Then we had some more general discussion about other topics. Everyone was very tired from the long day. We stopped at 5:30 pm. We wish everyone back home the best!

 Everyone who came to paint today! Teachers, Administrators, Old Boys & Girls (alumni) and ACT Staff

Everyone who came to paint today! Teachers, Administrators, Old Boys & Girls (alumni) and ACT Staff

 We crammed 13 into Christopher's van to go to the high school to paint. 

We crammed 13 into Christopher's van to go to the high school to paint. 

 New bunk beds for the boys!

New bunk beds for the boys!

 Fedis is the Music Teacher at Muko High School. She is a delight!

Fedis is the Music Teacher at Muko High School. She is a delight!

 We recruited some VERY young helpers!

We recruited some VERY young helpers!

 Davis is the DOS (Director of Studies) and is a huge asset. He is the one leader carried over from the previous administration.

Davis is the DOS (Director of Studies) and is a huge asset. He is the one leader carried over from the previous administration.

 Norman is the owner/director of Murole Primary School where we have about 80 MukoHOPE orphans. He decided to come join in the fun!

Norman is the owner/director of Murole Primary School where we have about 80 MukoHOPE orphans. He decided to come join in the fun!