Since the last update, discussions and drawings for the erection of the classroom block at Tauhidia Basic school in Walewale in the West Mamprusi Distriuct have since been completed. The drawings and bill of quantities were done by the draftsman of the West Mamprusi District Assembly, which were submitted to the head-teacher in May 2012. He in turn submitted them to BasicNeeds-Ghana. With that, activities proper on the project have now begun. This has started with the molding of the blocks needed for structure. An amount of GHS¢7,000 (about USD$4260.50) was released to the school authorities to procure the needed materials and services (labor) for the project. With the funds, ten trips of a five-ton tipper truck and 150 bags (of 50-kg weight) of cement have been purchased for the molding of the blocks. A total of GHS¢6,000 of the funds released have been spent on the materials. The rest is to be used to pay for water and labor services. We are looking forward to seeing the structure raised.
As part of securing more funds for the project an application has been submitted to ACT Foundation, a UK Charity Trust, where we are asking for GBP£5,000 (about USD$7,830). We are hoping to this will provide some further funding to augment completion of the structure.
Do look forward to the next update on developments of this project.
Thank you to all the donors who enabled us to successfully meet the GlobalGiving challenge! We are getting activities underway to achieve our goal of Educating 100 Children with Epilepsy in Ghana. However we still have a ways to go to raise the needed $20,000.
With the initial funding, we have met with the district authorities of the West Mamprusi District Assembly (the local council of the area the project is located) to entreat them to contribute to, and collaborate on, the project. They have indicated their willingness.
We are now working with a draftsman to put together the drawings for the resource rooms We will invite tenders for award of a firm to do the building construction. This should be completed by the end of March 2012.
Thank you for your continued support, and please help us spread the word about this worthwhile opportunity to enable children with epilepsy in Ghana to go to school.
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