The Dormitory Project
Total Project Cost: $6,000 USD
June 2010 - August 2010
Thanks to the generous donations of many individuals, between June 2011-August 2011 a large, two-roomed dormitory building was constructed so that the children have a safe, clean and beautiful home. The children, who were used to sleeping on a cement floor huddled together, now each have their own bed and sleep under ventilated ceiling fans (which reduce the risk of malaria). The building has electricity throughout and a large porch where the children play and study. This project only took 2 months to complete and has revolutionized the way the children live.
Notable Project Stats:
- Entire building was fundraised, constructed and furnished within 3 months.
- There are two extremely large rooms: one for girls and one for boys.
- Both rooms were painted by volunteers: the boys is jungle themed and the girls is flower and imagination themed.
- Cost of Paint: $200 US dollars.
- Each room has a ceiling fan - this reduces the risk of malaria.
- Cost of 2 Ceiling fans: $80 USD
- Electricity was wired throughout.
- Cost of electricity: $450 USD.
- There are 5 bunk-beds in each room; combined it sleeps 20 comfortably.
- Cost of 10 Bunk-Beds: $1,000 USD
- The girls have pink, purple and white sheets on their mattresses. The boys have orange and blue.
- Cost of 20 mattresses: $600 USD