Also today, Arlene and Emanuel went to the steel shop to purchase materials for the windows and doors.
$510 later they had supplies purchased, and one worker will work on site to fabricate the windows and doors. This will save money, Emanuel said.
I next get to be involved with the choice of colors for the school uniform sweaters that will cost maybe $9 each.
Some kids might not be able to afford the uniform cost, so that is where I hope we can help
Emanuel takes Arlene shopping with him. She helps make sure good choices are picked for the school!
Roofing was ordered! It was a relatively big ticket item, $3,600 for the steel roof. It will match the color of Ojwang’s home though, a dark brown. Very nice!
After the roof, the paint, the doors, glass windows, along with a water line. Of course furnishings are also being discussed.
The project is still amazingly affordable. What you see so far has cost $12,000. I sent for construction purposes $18,500, but the cash fund is dwindling and they still need to build washrooms, a lunchroom, supply furnishings and hire 3-4 teachers. I will need to infuse some more cash, as my plant sale isn’t until next May. The plan is to ultimately make the school fairly self sustaining. Of course, some children will need financial assistance, but we will figure out those costs after the infrastructure is completed. It is like the “field of dreams,” you build it and they will come! And there are a lot of children in this neighborhood who will come! They have already said so.
Please consider supporting financially this project. It will be making a huge difference for these kids. The school will be enrolling children in January, if all goes according to plan. This project has also given jobs to these workers, and that is awesome too!
I count about 12-13 workers. It is great to providing them a job as well!
And perhaps someday some of their children will attend the school their Dad helped build 🙂
Off to buy a truck load of pebbles for the foundation.
Pebbles are hand shoveled onto the truck. No bobcat to scoop them up and load them.
Most everything is done by hand.
Two different sizes pebbles were purchased.
2 truck loads of larger pebbles — $230
1 truck load of smaller pebbles — $414
First piece of hand machinery I have seen. The machine is compressing the foundation land.
A tank of water was brought for making cement.
12 liters of water — $110
100 bags of cement — $551
Emanuel is keeping meticulous records.
And I double check it on my excel program 🙂