The children cannot move to the new site until at least project 10 is completed.....so time is of the essence!
Project 1 – Website
Designed for ease of use to carry regular updates with the progress of both the facility and the children. It will provide information on volunteering directly once this become a real options. It will also facilitate the sponsorship of a child with secure payment options.
Project 2 - Bedrooms
The Lamp of God Orphanage has 203 Orphans needing housing so we have chosen to build a facility that will accommodate 180. The additional rooms will initially house Fred and his family until funds are raised to build accommodation for them. The cost of this project includes the cost of beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows, towels etc. It also incorporates the cost of purchasing an 8 acre site, 4 acres of which will be farmed to provide food to both the school and the Ophanage.
Project 3 – Bathrooms
The bathrooms will be equipped with three showers, three toilets, and three sinks. All children will be given tooth brushes and taught to brush their teeth.
Project 4 – Well and Water Pump
To ensure constant access to clean drinking water with a pump to facilitate supply to the toilets, showers, and sinks.
Project 5 – Water Tanks
The tanks will be located on the roof of the bathrooms to avoid the additional expense of building towers to house them.
Project 6 – Solar Power
This project will provide enough power for the running of everything that requires power included within this document from the lights and fans to the freezer and water pump.
Project 7 – Transport
Due to the location of the new site it is necessary that The Lamp of God Orphanage have transport to ensure that all the children already attending The Lamp of God Orphanage continue to do so. The transport will be used to ferry the children that are too small to make the walk to and from the new location. The cost includes tax and insurance.
Project 8 – Dining Room
A 1000sqft multi purpose room with tables, chairs, and a plate and cup for every child. At the moment each of the children share the same five cups which they dip into a communal water bucket. This makes it impossible to stop the spread of germs and also impossible for them all to drink while they eat.
Project 9 – Kitchen
Costs associated with this project are for the provision of a sink, a fridge, a freezer, an oven, and the required plumbing. The building cost are incorporated in Project 11.
Project 10 – 5 x Permanent Classrooms
An integral part of this facility. It is proposed to build five classrooms each equipped with school desks, fans for comfort, and white boards. At the moment the children squeeze onto benches for their classes but get off them and onto their knees to use them as tables when they get the all too infrequent opportunity to write or draw.
Project 11 – House
This will house Fred, his wife and their small child. Fred and his wife dedicate all their time to these children while they are awake which is from five in the morning till eight at night. It is therefore very important that they live on-site with them. The spare room will be used to house volunteers until there is a permanent facility built to accommodate them.
Project 12 – Games and Books
Project 13 – Clothing Fund
Project 14 – Volunteer House
The volunteer house will enable the more adventurous volunteers to come to The Lamp of God Orphanage directly with the only expenses being a flight and some spending money. Most importantly it will give the opportunity to many past volunteers who have fallen in love with the children and goals of The Lamp of God Orphanage to return in a much more affordable manner.
Project 15 – Second Floor to Bedroom Block
The bedroom block has been built in such a manner as to allow for a second floor. As the school expands is it hoped that it will be in a position to take in more orphaned children and provide them with a home and an education. The scond floor of this block will have ten bedrooms giving enough space to provide a home for 60 additional orphans.
Project 16 – Medical Centre
A three bedroom facility is to be built as a medical centre allowing for sick children to be taken out of the bedrooms and housed in an environment where they will get the care they require to recover from whatever illness they may have, without affecting or infecting any of the other children.
Project 17 – Chapel
Fred, the founder of this orphanage, has chosen to look after these forgotten children and those underprivileged in the neighbourhood because as a devout Catholic he cannot and will not ignore their needs. He instills in them a belief in God and a chapel will allow him to better encourage them to follow the word of God and to better themselves and others, as it has enabled him to
Project 18 – Block of 5 Classrooms
Our goal is to allow 25 new students each year start their schooling at Lamp of God. As children pass their exams and move through the grades The Lamp of God Orphanage will accept the 25 most needy children from the community to fill the void left by them. As our goal is to enable them to continue their education until they have the opportunity to attend college we will need additional classrooms over time.
Project 19 – Block of 5 Classrooms
This represents the last construction project which will enable The Lamp of God Orphanage to accommodate 375 students a year. This level of students will not be reached until the first students of The Lamp of God Orphanage reach their