What are we fundraising for this year?

This year, we need to build and equip two more classrooms, two toilets, expand our dining area, create a new play area, purchase a new school bus and much more to cater for our growing student body. These will be largely built by the parents (apart from the bus!) as a way of contributing to their children's education and keeping our costs low.

Individual donations will help to cover the costs of the following items:

Minibus

 Minibus  1/12 payment  $3942
 Minibus  ¼ payment  $11,825
 Minibus  total cost  $47,300

The purchase of a second bus is important. Many children are not close to either compound and even with a bus will still need to walk to a bus stop. But the purchase of the bus makes school accessible. Without our own buses we are forced to rely of government rental buses which are less safe, (no seatbelts for example), less reliable and, of course, are more costly in the long term.

Outdoor furniture:

   Qty  Each  Total
 Dining benches  10  $45  $450
 Trestle tables  5  $65  $325
 See-saw  1  $130  $130
 Classroom floor mat 2 $315 $630
 Surface for play area 1 $2500 $2500
  (fine sand to create play space)      

As we are increasing our student intake, we need to provide more benches and tables for the school meals. The new classrooms will need some floor covering and the see-saw will be for our KG kids. Donations for the above will help make that possible.

IT support

   Qty  Each  Total
 Ipad 4  10  $600  $6,000
 Ipad cover  10  $60  $600

At the school of St Yared we have decided to pursue Ipads rather than desktops or laptops. We have made this decision based on robustness, space, educational value and portability. We currently have a handful of Ipads and they are already transforming the way teachers teach. For a start they can now show images of volcanoes or gorillas as well as science videos and the kids can trace letter formation in phonics. We would love to have a set of Ipads that could be for shared class use.

Classroom furniture

   Qty  Each  Total Per Class
 Chairs  60  $18  $1,080 $540
 Desks  30  $25  $750 $325
 Whiteboards  2  $190  $380  
 Shelving 4 $77 $308  
 Cabinet 1 $320 $320  

As we are going into high school and increasing our student intake we need to build two new classrooms. Donations for the above will help make that possible.

Building construction

   Qty  Each  Total
 Classroom  2  $6,300  $12,600
 Toilet cubicle  2  $400  $800

As we increase our student intake, we will need to construct 2 new classrooms. And 2 new toilet cubicles. These will be largely built by the parents as a way of contributing to their children's education and keeping the costs low.

Rent and utilities

Compound 1 Cost/month: $6,250
Compound 2 Cost/month: $950
Utilities Cost/month: $365

Rent and utilities are not very dynamic resources to donate to. But without them we would not be able to function. We are in the (complex) process of purchasing our own land but will need to rent for the next 2 years.