Posted on October 24th, 2017
HYT is partnering with old friends Jinja Educational Trust (J.E.T.) to build a new resource centre at St. Patrick Primary School. The structure will transform the lives of local children, giving them access to a secure library and computer lab. The construction process provides employment for 10 young Ugandans, taught by HYT to build with sustainable Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks (ISSB).
The masons have joined the project from a range of HYT training programmes. Charles is an experienced ISSB builder, having received his initial instruction at the Trust’s Makoka training course in 2012. He has since built private homes, as well as key infrastructure for clients like Iowa State University!
Joseph graduated from HYT’s 8th training programme last year. He’s already building with great skill and dexterity, honing his skills alongside the Trust’s veteran masons.
The team here in the Buganda region are excited to welcome graduates from the recent project in Kadungulu. With scarce employment opportunities at home in the north, Max and Samuel have travelled 200km to join HYT’s work here.
Eric, who managed training at Kadungulu, is particularly pleased to see the youths working hard in a professional project. They are now his colleagues at St. Patrick, where he manages the project with diligence and an eye for detail.
The HYT team is grateful to J.E.T. for embracing sustainable technology, and for providing 10 young masons with professional employment. Together, we are changing young lives and mindsets from Jinja to Kadungulu, and working towards a sustainable future here in Uganda!