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Dec 24, 2013

Manzanillo High School Project - Dec 2013 Report

new doors
new doors

Thanks for your donation to our Manzanillo High School project.

We continue to make excellent progress on the high school project. All 6 classrooms and the 2 administrative offices are fully constructed. Tiled floors, doors and windows have been installed and about half of the classrooms are painted. The septic tank is 50% complete and the washrooms are about 30% complete. 

Over the next month we will be finishing the painting, building the outdoor study area, converting the construction bodega into a library/computer lab and finishing the washrooms. The libray will feature a few hundred texts and other educational books and 6 computers. 

We recently ordered 230 student desks and 14 teacher desks. These will all be delivered in mid-January. The school opens in early February and Inaugaration is scheduled for January 29th. 

The next six months will see the addition of a rain water catchment system complete with a large cistern for water storage and the implementation of a school farming project. We will also be installing walking paths and working on other finishing details.

As of December 10th, 2013, total expenses incurred on the project were $87,166,14 out of a budgeted $125,000. $6479.88 of the Global Giving funds have been spent leaving a balance of $7.88. The funds were spent as follows:

Materials - $4,617.38

Labour - $1562.60

Site Security - $300

We remain about $690 shy of our GlobalGiving goal of $7500 and approximately $22,000 shy of the budgeted $125,000.

Inside classroom view
Inside classroom view
septic tank
septic tank
side view of school
side view of school

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Sep 26, 2013

Manzanillo High School Project - Aug 2013 Report

New greenhouse
New greenhouse

Thanks for your donation to our Manzanillo High School project.

We have made some stellar progress the past few months. All 6 classrooms plus the 2 administration offices are structurally built with roofs installed. Windows are installed in 5 of the classrooms and we have recently begun installing doors. We brought out 500 square meters of tile last week, which shall be installed over the next few weeks.

We also built a Greenhouse facility on the property and have begun planting seedlings for distribution into community homes. The greenhouse will be part of the agricultural technical courses that will be offered.

Power was successfully installed in mid-July.

Over the next 3 months we will be installing the fencing and the composting toilets, while continuing to paint and prepare the classrooms. We are currently are seeking out suppliers of student desks and furnishings.

School opens in 4 months so there is no time to waste!

As of August 1st, 2013, total expenses incurred on the project were $47,802.02 out of a budgeted $125,000. $5566.75 of the Global Giving funds were spent during the month of July leaving a balance of $769.95. The funds were spent as follows:

Materials - $3704.25

Labour - $1562.60

Site Security - $300

We remain about $700 shy of our GlobalGiving goal of $7500 and approximately $25,000 shy of the budgeted $125,000.

Inside classroom view
Inside classroom view
Long view of school
Long view of school
side view of school
side view of school
prepping for floors to be poured
prepping for floors to be poured
Jun 28, 2013

Manzanillo High School - June 2013 Project Report

Classrooms
Classrooms

Thanks for your donation to our Manzanillo High School project. We are continuing to work away on the site. The walls have been installed for the first 6 classrooms and 3 of these have had their outer walkways and floors poured. We have just started excavating for 2 additional classrooms. These will be used initially as a Teacher's Office and an Administration Office but will be built to allow for a future conversion to classrooms if the student demand requires the additional space.

The library/computer room is roughly completed and is being used as a construction bodega for now to store materials. 

We are breaking ground on a greenhouse early next week which will be used as part of the high school's organic agriculture training program. 

Power is being installed over the next two weeks and once installed we will be installing the doors, windows and roofs into the classrooms. The next steps will be painting and tiling the classroom and we are also currently accepting budgets for the fencing. There is still plenty of work to do but we are ahead of schedule for the February opening. 

As of May 31st, 2013, total expenses incurred on the project were $36,424 out of a budgeted $125,000. Zero funds have been used from the GlobalGiving donations but we will begin utilizing these funds on July 1st.  These funds will be applied to the construction of the classrooms and this will be reflected in the next quarterly report.. We remain about $700 shy of our GlobalGiving goal of $7500 and approximately $25,000 shy of the budgeted $125,000.

Pouring the walkway
Pouring the walkway
Excavating trenches for classrooms
Excavating trenches for classrooms

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Organization

Project Leader

Kayley Collum

Manzanillo, El Viejo, Chinandega Nicaragua

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