Kahuho Primary School started in a former colonial farmhouse, which now serves as the school office. The school is reached by a very rough road which is negotiable only by four wheel drive vehicles, and is totally impassable after heavy rain. Consequently it is extremely difficult to transport materials to the school site.
We have completely transformed Kahuho, but there is still a small amount left to do. All the renovated classrooms are in use, as are the four new ones. The school now has a huge rainwater tank; it is a testament to its capacity that it provided all of the water for the construction of four new classrooms. The roof of the administration block has been painted, which will keep the corrugated iron going for many more years.
We left one classroom unfinished, with no doors, windows or floors, as a sort of challenge to the school not to expect HSK to do everything for them. Two years later, with some government money and a parents' collection, the community have funded this classroom themselves. We will not do everything, since it is important that the parents and community feel that they have ownership of the school.
We need to upgrade the administration block housed in the former farmhouse, so that it is suitable for a staffroom and Headmaster's office. The playing fields are extremely uneven and will need to be levelled so that football, volleyball and netball can be played on a regular basis.