The school is the first in a series of five planned for the region. In this context the 'process' of making it - the community's involvement in the work - has proved at least as important as the physical outcome. Construction was carried out in phases. First a teacher was hired, then a temporary school was made of straw. While the villagers were producing the 9'000 sun-dried earth blocks required for the walls, a local enterprise started the foundations and metal roof structure. Finally the villagers completed the infill walls between January and March, when they were 'free' from their work in the fields.