Gihogwe Secondary School

The project so far (in reverse chronological order):

Here are some photos of building progress in July 2019.

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                  montage of building work - July 2019
New dorm from the outside - Sept 2016

New dorm from the outside - Sept 2016
Stairs and landings all painted!

Stairs and landings all painted!
Students - Sept 2016

Whole school photo

Here are some photos of building progress on the girls dormitory.

The photos were taken in July 2014.

As at the end of July the monies required to complete the building work amount to £31000.
                  montage of building work - July 2014
                  dormitory progress as at July 2013 Photos of the latest school building project, a new girls dormitory bock. The latest photos (alongside) taken in July 2013 shows progress to date.

Completion of the new block is entirely dependent on sufficient funding being raised.
                  dormitory progress as at July 2013
                    dormitory progress - May 2013

May 2013
Girls dormitory - March

May 2013
                  service in dining room

Pupils attending church service in the dining room

Girls dormitory block
                  dormitory block Girls dormitory
Boys toilet block interior

Boys toilet block interior - July 2012

                  impression of girls dormitory clock
Montage photo
                  harvesting project

Photo of the water harvesting project
Boys toilet block - March 2012

Boys toilet block - March 2012
Boys toilet
                  block - May 2012

Boys toilet block - May 2012
Playground Boys
                  temporary accommodation
                  toilet block under construction

Playground complete but waiting for us to be able to buy netball posts - July 2011

Temporary accommodation for boy boarders - March 2011 Boys toilets are now urgently needed and must be finished asap as Rwandan government is pressuring us - March 2011

Some of the students
Mosquito nets benig used in
                  Gihogwe School dormitory

Mosquito nets in the dormitory
Students playing volleyball

Some of the students playing volleyball
The kitchen with the cooking and 
washing up station being built - Feb 2010
                  completed security hut
The security hut is now complete -
Feb 2010
                  start of the new dormitory/classroom/shower block
The beginnings of the new dormitory/classroom/shower block -
Feb 2010
A completed

The school's headmaster Claude Bigabbo in the library
Interior of
                  the dining room

Photo of completed dining room  - February 2010

Pictured alongside are some of the children now receiving an education at the school
Completed dining room
Completed dining room
Making desks
'Janvier' making desks for the classrooms
School library
The school library

The 2 classroom blocks
The two classroom blocks - Nov '09
Land cleared for playground and
                  next dorm block
Land cleared ready for playground and next dormitory block

Right - completed dining room and kitchen
Completed dining room/kitchen

Toilets and
Toilets and showers
Security hut under construction
Security hut under construction

Dormitory room
Dormitory room
School fence
School boundary fence

The toilet and shower block were started in June 2007, and the dining room was started in October 2008.

Toilet &
                  shower block
Toilet & shower block
Dining room
Dining room site

Gihogwe classroom

The first building constructed was a block of classrooms and offices and the school was
opened in February 2008 with 43 day students.

The dormitory block was the next building to be
finished and this has places for 92 students.
In Rwanda it is important that such accommodation is provided as many children do not live in conditions
 that are conducive to studying. The dormitory block was completed in December 2008
Dormitory block
Dormitory block completed

Dormitory block
                  under construction
Dormitory block under construction

Where it all starte

Land for Gihogwe
                  secondary school

The project to build Gihogwe secondary school commenced in 2005 when the land was purchased and planning permission for the school was obtained