For some month now the school is officially registered (gazetted) as Kalwala High School. The school has the status of ‘boarding school’ but is also registered as ‘school for continuing education’. At the moment the boarding facilities are still limited but it is the intention to expand these in the future. A school for continuing education offers courses and training programs to adults; in our case these programs are in the same field as the regular high school courses.

The dining hall is used intensively. Not only for the lunches but also for all sorts of other activities. And since a hall of this size is rare in the region it can be rented out regularly. The additional income for the school is of course very welcome.

Because the dining hall does not have its own furniture yet our sister-foundation School Support & Beyond made a budget available to have a local carpenter construct tables and benches (see picture above). In this way not only the school gets the proper furniture but also local economic activities are supported.

 

The girls dormitory - a joint project of School Support & Beyond and SOZ - has been in use for some time now. It is a beautiful building and the sanitary facilities meet today's standards. In this way 36 girls have a comfortable and safe place to stay during the week days. The supervision they get in the dormitory also contributes to a good upbringing during the stage of life in which the girls are relatively vulnerable.

We hope to be able to make a start next year with a dormitory for the boys. Also for them a 'replacement home' is important.