On Monday, Wings for Crossover reached a major milestone. The initial stages of construction began on the new land! In Ghana, contractors don’t go buy cinder block bricks, they make the bricks. Bricks are a mixture of sand and cement, both of which were delivered to the site over the weekend. The three new classrooms will require approximately 20,000 bricks! In order to store those bricks, a temporary structure has been built to house the bricks. David Yayravi, Founder of Crossover International Academy said, “We are all happy that at last something concrete is taking shape on the new site. A small step for Crossover, a giant leap for vulnerable kids.”
The earliest stage started here, at the Diamond cement factory. It is located a few kilometers from Lome, the capital of Togo.
This next image is the early stages of a temporary storage unit for the bricks. 20,000 bricks will eventually be stored here before construction will begin.
And in this final image, you see Dave, his wife Bertha, and a determined Jim jr. sitting in front of the mostly completed brick storage unit. Woo-hoo!