I hope you and families are fine. Thank you so very much for the big efforts you continue doing towards helping our schools and children. We really appreciate the big contributions you have made towards the improvement of the key infrastructure that has enabled us realise our dream of offering quality education to children in need who otherwise would not have had a chance to .
At the moment we are working on the Kitchen construction, thanks to your efforts and generous contributions we have made a significant stride towards completion of the project. We understand the economic situation throughout the world has been unfavourable for most us and thus raising funds enough to complete this project has taken considerably longer time and thus the budgets have slightly been affected mainly due to the increase in prices of some of the construction materials.
We have done ground floor both the walls and floor as well as fix doors and windows and also install electricity and construction of the smoke chimney . On the ground floor we only remain with painting of the walls as the final item. The upper floor still has a considerable amount of work to be done these include roofing, plastering of the walls and floor , painting of walls, fixing of the doors and windows and installation of electricity. So far so good, the major structural bits are done and thus what remains are the finishing bits which if we are able to get enough funds we should be able to do them in a very short time. Unfortunately a few needed materials prices have gone up slightly. This has made us re- evaluate the estimated cost of the remaining work to complete the kitchen project. In total our estimated cost to complete the construction is ksh. 452,000/ $5795. (@78 a $)
I hope we shall be able to raise the remaining funds in time because in most cases the cost of building material keep going up and thus straining our budget.
Sanitary facilities(toilets) another of the most important projects we are looking forward to is getting urgent by the day. We have been buying time all the time we are given dateline by the City council public health department but now our luck is running out fast. We had a visit from the public health inspectors a few days ago and they gave us yet another dateline with a stern warning to me that unless we meet the health standards required as far as the sanitary facilities are concerned by May this year I’m going to be prosecuted and the school is going to be closed down. This time they told me there will be no extension and that there will be no further notice.
Our estimates have slightly gone up since we first put them forward in the year 2009.
FOUNDATION -Materials and Labour——— ksh.370,000
Structure building ————-ksh. 390,000
Slab Making, Nails, timber and
Reinforcement steel bars ——————-ksh.490,500
Electrical materials and installation—- ksh.120,000
Plumbing Materials ———————-ksh.330,.000
Paints and Painting————————ksh. 180,000
Doors and grills —————————-ksh.90,000
TOTAL- KSH. 2000,500 = $ 26,320
Plot of land will cost ksh. 385,000. = $ 5065
Grand total =ksh 2385,000 = $ 31,385.
Like the Kitchen project we can do the project in phases. Since the sum involved is large and raising such amount at once is not possible, we could be doing the project in phases that we can afford.
I’m quite sure that if the public health inspectors come while we are already working on the toilets we shall have an excuse to put to them.