Following the June staff conference a volunteer team from New Zealand came out to Elcho to replace the aging steel roofs on MAF’s two houses. We were all involved in the project either providing food and accommodation or helping with the work itself. Both houses had heat-reducing insulation installed, and seem to be much quieter when the heavy rain pounds the steel sheeting. We are truly grateful for the work team who gave of their time and funded their own travel, so that we could be dry!
As well as the new roof sheets, our roof was extended over the front stairway to protect the wooden treads from rotting during the regular downpours of the wet season. Graham and Jonathan were given 'work-experience' time off the normal school routine to be part of this major work and took on the job of replacing the stairway treads. We also made use of the scaffold towers to trim the tree branches around the house.