As with any big event in Kongo, the opening of the Piitanga School begins with words from the Kongo Chief. The building has 6 roomy classrooms, an office, and a storage room. This project was done in collaboration with fellow Oregonian Seth Prickett of Framework International and builder Kofi Nkrumah of BFG Ghana. This new school will allow Piitanga area students to attend school consistently, the access to school was often blocked during the rainy season. It will also take pressure off Kongo Primary School whose enrollment has exploded to 600 students, forcing the students there to attend in 2 shifts.


The Kongo Chief 


David and I were presented with a thoughtful certificate outlining nearly every project we’ve worked on in the area.


Kofi Nkrumah on the far right was the builder, he and his crew did the construction which finished on time and within budget. Kofi, Claude, Ben, and Mark did the painting complete with an Africa map on the end of the building.


In front of the beautiful new school with the Headmistress Grace (in dark blue) and teachers.