# Nouns School Propdates This Document is to provide a summary of all activities that are happening at Ndurumo primary school in regards to the [Nouns Funded Proposal](https://nouns.wtf/vote/477) to Transform Davin's former primary school into a Nouns School. ## January 14th - February 10th, 2024 ### Legal Initiatives: For the last month, we have diligently worked on obtaining permissions from the School Foundation body, a pivotal step in initiating the reconstruction process. Our efforts also extend to engaging with the School Management Committee, the Parent-Teacher Association (P.T.A), and local government leaders to secure their consent for commencing the reconstruction work. ![doc1](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/HJ8UTSDsa.jpg) ![doc10001](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SkUUaSPs6.jpg) ![doc10002](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/rkU8aBDo6.jpg) ### Community Engagement: Recognizing the importance of community involvement, we have actively sought permissions and support from key stakeholders. This collaborative approach ensures that the entire community is aligned and invested in the transformative journey of Ndurumo Primary School. ![Meeting1-2-1](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SJv8g8Doa.jpg) ![Meeting1-3-2](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/ryugWUwoa.jpg) ### Land Survey Report During this time period we also carried out a land survey to obtain the actual acreage and Topographic mapping of the School land. ![Survey1](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SkUaZ8DsT.png) ![Survey2](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/B18pbUDsT.png) ![Survey3](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/BkLa-IvoT.png) ### Alumni Activation: In a significant development, we have spearheaded the activation of the Ndurumo Primary School Alumni from the year 1992 to the present. By establishing a platform for alumni, we aim to reconnect, unite, and garner support for the reconstruction efforts. This initiative underscores the collective commitment to rebuilding a foundation that has played a crucial role in shaping countless lives. We appreciate your ongoing support and look forward to updating you on further milestones in our mission to transform Ndurumo Primary School into a Nouns School. ## February 10th - March 29th, 2024 Continuing to provide a summary of all activities that are happening at Ndurumo primary school, Kiyanga, Rwoburunga Sub-County, Mitooma District in regards to the [Nouns Funded Proposal](https://nouns.wtf/vote/477) to Transform Davin's former primary school into the first Nouns School in Africa ### Government Approval Documents Welcome to the latest update on the transformation journey of Ndurumo Primary School, located in Kiyanga, Rwoburunga Sub-County, Mitooma District, Uganda. In this report, we will provide an overview of the significant milestones achieved in our efforts to implement the Nouns Funded Proposal, which aims to transform Davin's former primary school into the first Nouns School in Africa. Through collaborative efforts and unwavering determination, we are proud to announce that we have obtained full approval from the Government of Uganda, facilitated by the Mitooma District Local Government. This milestone marks a significant step forward in our journey towards establishing the Nouns School in Africa, and we are excited to share the progress made thus far. Join us as we highlight the key achievements and developments that have brought us closer to realizing our vision of building a mordern nouns school providing quality primary school education in western Uganda region After a Successful Onsite Local Government Official visit, the council sat at the District headquarters and ascertained that this Nouns Proposal is of great impact and have given us a go ahead to implement the vision of Nouns Education (Watch Video of Visit on Warpcast): https://warpcast.com/davinoyesigye/0xb528f254 #### Photos from Official Government Visit to Ndurumo Primary School Site: ![Nouns School Gov't Visit 1](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/rJ72XroJC.jpg) ![Nouns School Gov't Visit 2](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/HymhXSj1C.jpg) ![Nouns School Gov't Visit 3](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/H1X2QSiyC.jpg) ![Nouns School Gov't Visit 4](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/By7n7HoyA.jpg) | Documents Submitted and Stamped by Mitooma District Local Government (Approved to Begin Project) | | -------- | | ![DOCS_0001](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SkMsFQj10.jpg) | ![DOCS_0005](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SJzoYms1C.jpg) | ![DOCS_0006](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SyfiKQo10.jpg) | ### Approved Architect Designs & Blue Prints In addition to the site visits, we facilitated an architect presentation at a conference hotel in Kampala city. This event was attended by key stakeholders, including representatives from the Mitooma District Local Government and other relevant authorities, as well as invited contractors. The purpose of the presentation was to solicit feedback on the architect designs submitted and to ensure that the plans align with the vision and requirements of the project. The collaborative efforts between the architecture team, local stakeholders, and contractors have been instrumental in achieving this milestone. With the approved architect designs and blueprints in hand, we are now poised to move forward with the next phase of the project | Approved Blue Prints for the Ndurumo Nouns School | | -------- | | ![Approved Blueprints for Ndurumo Primary School 2](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/B1ZayIj1A.jpg) | ![Approved Blueprints for Ndurumo Primary School 4](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/Sy-p1IskA.jpg) | ![Approved Blueprints for Ndurumo Primary School1](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/S1eb6kLj1C.jpg) | #### Photos from Ndurumo Primary School Architect Presentation to Key Stakeholders (Contractor, Drainage and Plumbing, Electrical, Nouns DAO Africa Representattive) held in Kampala City, Uganda. ![Architect Presentattion of the Nouns School Kampala 1](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/B1e3eUjk0.jpg) ![Architect Presentattion of the Nouns School Kampala 2](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/H1SRgLok0.jpg) ![Architect Presentattion of the Nouns School Kampala 3](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/S1yJbUskC.jpg) ![Architect Presentation of the Nouns School Kampala 4](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/HJjJW8ikR.jpg) ### Opportunities and Challenges As we reflect on the journey thus far, it is evident that the project to transform Ndurumo Primary School into the first Nouns School in Africa has reached a significant milestone with the conclusion of the first stage: Community engagement, Architectural Designs, and Government Approval. This phase, crucial to laying the groundwork for the project, has been successfully completed within the allocated budget, marking a commendable achievement for our team. ![Architect Presentation of the Nouns School Kampala 5](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/HJ_WEUjJA.jpg) However, it is important to acknowledge the challenges encountered along the way. One notable challenge we faced was the time constraint, as the initial timeline projected for this stage of the project was 1 month. Regrettably, due to unforeseen circumstances and complexities inherent in the process, it took approximately 2.7 months to fully complete the necessary tasks and obtain the required approvals. Despite this setback, we remained resilient and adaptable, overcoming obstacles with determination and perseverance. Throughout this journey, we have gained invaluable insights and key learnings that will inform our approach moving forward. We have learned the importance of flexibility and patience in navigating the complexities of large-scale projects, as well as the critical role of effective communication and collaboration in fostering meaningful partnerships with stakeholders.