Now in their second week in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement (KRS), Uganda, Team Rubicon volunteers have made great progress with kitchen building, working alongside local labourers and partners Feed the Hungry.
At Arnold Primary School, a roof has been added to the first kitchen building the volunteers started last week, with work starting on roofing the kitchen at another.
The carpentry team has been compared to a Formula 1 pit team, with a slick operation resulting in the imminent completion of two of the four buildings they were tasked to complete already.
Work has not been without its challenges – some materials have taken time to be delivered, and have been of mixed quality. High winds caused a sand storm yesterday which affected visibility and prevented work. The volunteers have remained positive and motivated, and are seeing reminders of the value of this work on a daily basis. On Monday, a few of the volunteers helped serve porridge to children at a pre-school. The porridge is currently made 500 meters away at a nearby school and carried to the pre-school, but with the completion of a new kitchen, food can be prepared right next to the pre-school.
A second wave of volunteers will arrive in KRS shortly to continue work, aiming to deliver a total of eight kitchens that will together support feeding many thousands of schoolchildren.