HWC is well into Phase 2 of its building project in Ngalkobul village: the Amenities Centre. Rather like the house that Jack built, a lot of work and preparation was needed before building work began. The photographs above show stages in the buildinjg of the haus kuk (traditional kitchen), which is needed in order to provide food for the builders and labourers. It will also be used for large gatherings when the building work is completed. On the left you can see a woman harvesting saksak leaves; in the centre is Dorcas Gano, President of HWC, on the verandah of the Resource Centre, preparing the saksak leaves for the roof; and on the right is the haus kuk, nearly completed.
Another preliminary task was constructing a pit toilet for the builders and labourers to use (below left) - this will also be needed for large gatherings. Below right you can see the inside of the haus kuk.
Next came preparing the site for the Amenities Centre. Below you can see, from left: the work involved in levelling the site; a load of hardware and materials arriving, welcomed by the Project Manager Peter Gano (at right); and laying of the wire reinforcement in preparation for concreting.
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