Here are some of the milestone dates on the project timeline.
30th October 2015
New store, kitchen, shower and toilet block put into use.
30th August 2015
First two children from Ipusukilo were baptised at Bethel Chapel.
9th February 2015
Hotel 3 was opened with all the girls moving across with Mayo Elidah.
29th October 2013
Mayo Elidah joins us at Ipusukilo, initially helping in hostel 2.
5th May 2013
First Sunday night Singing held in the new Chota.
Chota structure and thatching complete.
14th November 2012
Batch of 50 day old chicks received for first broiler project.
26th October 2012
Thatching started on the meeting chota..
13th June 2012
Main bore hole drilled to depth of 50m.
2nd May 2012
Work started on construction of the main meeting chota with the first line of supporting poles.
10th November 2011
Roof complete on hostel 3.
19th July 2011
First batch of point of lay hens received.
11th July 2011
First section of ring beam poured hostel 3.
6th June 2011
First block laid marking the start of wall construction on hostel 3.
5th May 2011
Work starts on the construction of the concrete slab for hostel 3.
24th April 2011
Ipusukilo receives a gift of a 28 seater Mitsubishi Rosa bus.
25th December 2010
The children celebrate their first Christmas together.
21st November 2010
Five more children (1 girl 5 boys) come to complete hostel 1.
9th September 2010
First 11 children go to school.
10th May 2010
We welcome the first three girls and another boy to Ipusukilo.
9th April 2010
Three more boys arrive at Ipusukilo.
18th March 2010
Ipusukilo welcomes its first four boys to hostel 1.
17th March 2010
Dedication service held for the opening of hostel 1.
5th March 2010
ZESCO turn on electrical power to Ipusukilo.
3rd March 2010
Water tower transported to site and lifted into position.
17th September 2009
Landscaping and grass planting started around hostel 1.
9th May 2009
Roof complete on hostel 2.
5th February 2009
Front boundary wall construction started. Completed by mid-April.
24th September 2008
Roof complete on Hostel 1. Topping out ceremony held.
11th August 2008
Ring beam pour for Hostel 1 started.
10th July 2008
First section of floor slab Hostel 2 poured.
14th June 2008
Laterite for Hostel 2 foundation back fill delivery to site commenced. Back fill completed by 26th June.
13th May 2008
First section of floor slab Hostel 1 poured. Slab complete by 22nd May.
9th April 2008
Another 10 workers are hired and foundations are under way in earnest. Work started on digging the well.
26th March 2008
The first 10 workers are employed and start to clear the ground and dig foundations for Hostels 1 and 2..
21st March 2008
The boundary line of the site is pegged out followed by the demarcation of the hostels.