Today we met with our architects at Starehe Girls Center to go over the exact location of where the new library will be built, as well as final details on the timelines.

In particular, we wanted to focus on cutting down as few trees as possible (there are a few beautiful old avocado and palm trees that kept creeping into the construction parameters). Then of course, we discussed the uneven terrain (the library is being built on a sloping hill) and questions about what we will find underneath when we dig (rock will drive construction costs up, but cottony black soil is horrible to build on top of).

Soon we will call for tenders, and the construction will finally commence!