The Institute of Technology: The Construction of the Electricians’ Training Workshop

Francesco Possio and Clementina Grossi were married on 3rd September 2022 in a church on the outskirts of Turin in Italy. They invited their guests to donate funds for the construction of a specialised Electricians’ Training Workshop at the Got Matar Institute of Technology (IoT), rather than to give them wedding presents. Together, they gave them an amazing Euro 34,000, which will be enough to build the workshop and also to buy and install all necessary equipment to be used in practical training classes.

The reciept of the first instalment of Euro 25,000 was transferred by Associazione SONIA, the Italian registered charity that has collaborated with Got Matar for 20 years, was acknowledged on 15th December 2022.

The workshop will share the ground floor of a two-storey building with a training workshop for Plumbers, for which it is hoped that funds will be subscribed by other donors in the coming months. Work has already begun.

Please return to this page for photo reports on construction progress:


25th Jan 2023


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11th Jan 2023


Week 2
Less than 1 week later (on 26th December), excavation and initial cementing of the foundations had got off to a good start as shown in photos.  Loose soil has been dug out so that the building’s reinforced concrete pillars can be set on underlying rock and stones. IoT students are engaged in mixing and barrowing cement, earning wages that they can apply to off-set their tuition fees while gaining practical experience in building. In the background is the very recently completed training workshop for Metalwork and Fabrication.

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Week 8th Jan 2023

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Week 1
Two photos, taken on 21st December, show the ceremony, conducted by clergy from Bondo Cathedral, of blessing of the site .Grace Ochieng Andiki, the GMCDG Founder and Programme Coordinator, is standing on the left of the first photo. In the background is the girls’ hostel, the second phase of which (on right) is nearing completion. The first phase, completed in 2021, is now fully occupied by 30 students.

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Photo 3 shows the builder and IoT staff measuring the layout of the foundations.

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