Today our work in the Villages of Gondar begins! Over the next two weeks, our staff will visit dozens of proposed project sites — including existing schools, health posts and water sources — so that we can fully understand the current resources, infrastructure and needs.

Next, we'll hold community meetings with local government staff, local construction partners and community members. We'll discuss our findings, determine priority projects and secure a commitment from each group in attendance. Bringing in all of the key stakeholders early in the process helps ensure the projects we build will be staffed, taken care of, and survive for many years to come.