UPDATE ON THE SCHOOL - Search for land and further planning of the school

A lot has happened. As we have mentioned before, despite the still missing 100% total amount of donations, the work in the school construction project does not stand still. Every day we deal with many topics around the school construction, be it searching for land, finding partners, collecting ideas and of course researching how the school should be run and look like.

Property search

This month Bonface started the important search for a suitable plot of land for us. It is important to understand that in Kenya there is no website with all the plots of land together with the relevant information. Together with Rio, another volunteer from ULT, Bonface is therefore faced with the arduous task of going on reconnaissance tours to identify vacant plots of land that are for sale and usually inquiring about the owner through neighbors or the like. However, in order to be able to buy a plot of land without risk, it still requires legal research per plot of land, such as the possibility for a deed of sale or the “destination” of the land. Not every plot of land may be built on with a school; some are designated for residential buildings only, for example. But this is not the only thing that makes it difficult for us to find a plot of land. The prices for land around the slum are currently increasing enormously and for us this means that we have to act quickly without running the risk of taking unnecessary risks.
To avoid this, Bonface is busy every day to find a plot of land and our members in Germany try to help through contacts and research. Two weeks ago we finally had an important appointment with an architect who wants to support us in the further planning and realization of the school. We presented him a selection of plots of land and with his advice we decided on a “direction” of size and shape of the school. With the new circumstances it was quickly clear to us that the school will not look as planned so far, but it will look even much better.

 

Planning of the school

At the moment it looks like we will have to settle for a smaller site. Prices have increased enormously and we have to consider all circumstances. Of course, we may still get a larger lot, but with the new school planning, nothing has to change in the look of the school. We anticipate a slightly sloping lot since all the lots are on a slope. The school will be built across the slope, as you can see on the drawing, so that even during heavy rainfall the water can run down the slope without any problems. Thus, there is no danger of a landslide at any point. Since the property is small, we are planning two floors with four rooms each. Since we want to teach the two preschool classes in one room, seven classrooms and an office or teachers’ lounge are planned. The rooms on the second floor can be accessed via two spiral staircases to the respective entrances of the rooms. In order to be able to increase the size of the classroom when the weather is nice, one wall per room will consist almost entirely of sliding doors. Tables and chairs can be moved farther out, and one raised bed per classroom will help the children learn about sustainable agriculture. The sliding doors are not only convenient for making the room larger, but they also allow the room temperature to be well controlled. In the upper floor, the roof will also be equipped with a ventilation device so that the temperature in the room remains stable.

 

Planning of the schoolyard

In the lower left corner of the schoolyard the toilets will be located and the rest of the yard will be used to entertain the children but also as a retreat to learn and read outside. At the entrance to the school there will be a small house for a security guard and the “Thank you sign” for all our sponsors.

This is how beautiful our school should look like one day !!!

OUTLOOK MAY 2022

Pool Day postponed to May 2022

Unfortunately, the pool day planned for April could not yet take place due to the ongoing rain showers in Kenya in the past weeks. However, we hope that the weather in Kenya will improve soon and that we will finally be able to offer the children this beautiful and long-awaited event in May ( even if it is a bit delayed).

We hope shortly to provide the kids with an unforgettable day.

NEW SPONSORED CHILDREN

On April 25, school started again in Kenya and in time for the new school year, more new children will be added to our files to have the opportunity to go to school through a ULT school sponsorship and receive the education, care, support and self-help education they need to realize their dreams and interests and escape the poverty of the slum.

The kids are really excited to finally go to school.

On May 6, we will tell you what it's all about. You will not regret it!

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Tableau noir77,00 €

Que devons-nous écrire ici ? Une salle de classe sans tableau noir n'est pas une salle de classe.

 

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Lampe10,00 €

Pour créer un environnement d'étude parfait, nous prévoyons d'installer environ 6 à 8 lampes par classe.

 

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Tableau25,00 €

Nous calculons environ 11 tables par classe.

 

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Bus scolaire20.000,00 €

Afin d'amener nos écoliers en toute sécurité de la maison à l'école et vice-versa, nous avons besoin d'un bus scolaire.

 

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Panneau solaire1.150,00 €

Pour fournir suffisamment d'électricité à notre école, nous aimerions installer six panneaux solaires sur le toit.

 

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Toboggan385,00 €

Pour divertir nos enfants pendant la pause, nous aimerions installer un toboggan dans notre cour.

 

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Balançoire385,00 €

Pour divertir nos enfants pendant la pause, nous aimerions installer une balançoire dans notre cour.

 

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Lit surélevé50,00 €

Nous aimerions apprendre à nos enfants à cultiver leurs propres légumes et c'est pourquoi nous aimerions avoir cinq lits surélevés dans notre cour.

 

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Chaise20,00 €

Nous calculons environ 20 chaises par classe.

 

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ÉtagèreGrande étagère : 47,00 € 

Livre scolaire: 5,00 € par livre

Petit tableau: 3,00 € par enfant

Crayons: 1,60 € pour 10 crayons

 

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Tableau noir77,00 €

Que devons-nous écrire ici ? Une salle de classe sans tableau noir n'est pas une salle de classe.

 

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Horloge scolaire100,00 €

Pour toujours connaître l'heure (et savoir quand vous êtes trop en retard pour la classe), nous aimerions installer une horloge scolaire.

 

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Briques15,50 € pour 10 briques

Pour construire notre école, nous avons besoin de briques. Pour 155,00 € nous pouvons acheter 350 briques au Kenya.

 

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Bouclier160,00 €

Nous aimerions remercier tous les sponsors et placer un panneau devant l'école pour apprécier les dons comme il se doit.

 

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Fenêtre120,00 €

Pour installer une fenêtre dans l'école, nous avons besoin d'environ 65,00 €. Offrez une vue aux enfants.

 

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Feuilles de fer13,00 €

Pour le toit de l'école, nous souhaitons installer des tôles de fer, d'une valeur individuelle de 13,00 €. D'autres coûts surviennent lors du montage.

 

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Bouclier50,00 €

To identify the school, we would like to put a large nameplate above the front door. Production and assembly together cost € 50.00.

Roof3.000,00 €

For the roof of the school we need about 6,000 bricks, with an individual value of 3.00 €. Further costs arise during the assembly.

Fenêtre65,00 €

Pour installer une fenêtre dans l'école, nous avons besoin d'environ 65,00 €. Offrez une vue aux enfants.

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