The Nkhanga Village Library Roofing Completed
I am very pleased to inform you that perhaps the most difficult and anticipated stage of the construction of the 3100 Sq. Ft. Nkhanga Village Library, the roofing, was finally completed on July 15, 2009. I had first hand reports of the many setbacks and adversities that had to be overcome even to get to the point where the roofing was completed a few days after I had arrived. The details will no doubt be in annals of the history of the building of the Nkhanga Village Library. The physical beauty of the building alone has already garnered fame and admiration in the entire Lundazi district. Some even say there is no building in the small provincial town that matches the beauty of the Nkhanga Library.
Even though the building is still incomplete, we held two meetings in it with men and women and movers and shakers in the area. During the second meeting, I addressed the audience conveying my greetings and best wishes from Bridgewater College, the community in the Shenandoah Valley, and other organization and individuals from the Virginia and rest of the country. During the same meeting, a women’s rag hooking club was formed including elections of office bearers. A group of people composed the Nkhanga Library anthem which the entire meeting sung at the end.
It was a very moving experience and I feel very lucky and blessed to be part of this project as it is already having a positive impact on the people. One can just imagine and anticipate the better things that will come in the future. The people have tremendous appreciation of the library and the contributions you have all made, and continue to make.
The Nkhanga Library still needs only $5,000.00 (Five Thousand Dollars) to complete the construction. The following materials are needed. If this amount can be available within the next 6 weeks, the Nkhanga Village Library could be completed by this December. The community would at long last begin using the facility soon after that. I have attached a number of photos that show the progress and participants in the 2 meetings.