Bukimau Secondary School

Bukimau Secondary School

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Bukimau Secondary School is one of our two schools which was built almost entirely under the supervision of a woman. She worked with the people of the village of Bumilayinga, and three other neighboring villages, to build a beautiful school which today has six classrooms, four teacher houses, a large science laboratory building, a multi-purpose building with offices, a library and an assembly hall.

This is the first school where we have used our large construction vehicles to supplement the efforts of people in the village. Emmanueli and Fenet had driven two of our vehicles to Bumilayinga to transport metal roofing and cement and were asked by the village leaders, if they contributed the diesel fuel, could the trucks be used to haul foundation stones and sand. In three days working all day and then close to midnight, those people hauled more stones and sand than they could have in several months carrying everything on their heads. The massive outpouring of effort by hundreds of people caused us to rethink the use of our trucks, and as word spread to our other schools of what the people of Bumilayinga had accomplished, requests began coming in from all of the regions of the country where we are working. Today we have seven construction vehicles – six of them dump trucks – working six days a week multiplying the efforts of people and making it possible for us to build more schools than we ever thought possible.

We now have nearly 300 students enrolled at Bukimau. This is the year that our first graduating class will take their national examinations.

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Bukimau Secondary School