We received confirmation that the first set of construction supplies were delivered to Tsipasi today, and we expect to break ground on The Move Project academy this week!
We couldn't be more thrilled with this project and what it will mean to the village of Tsipasi. More importantly, we'll be serving the children of the area with a high-quality education that would be otherwise unattainable.
We will be serving over 160 children and we fully anticipate that number swelling once we have the school operational and other nearby villages hear of the opportunity to receive a high-quality education. To that end, we've made some changes to the building design for a fully enclosed structure, and to accommodate more children by adding more classrooms.
We are taking this project on in 3 phases with a completion goal of September 1st.
The updated line-item budget by phase is as follows:
PHASE 1 - Construction Materials ($12,632.65)
- Travel - $946
- Blueprints - $215
- Sand - $630
- Blocks - $2,355
- Cement - $1,840
- Roofing sheets - $1,680
- Roofing nails - $13.15
- 3" nails - $42
- 4" nails - $52.60
- Wood (2x6) - $552
- Wood (2x4) - $472.50
- Wood (2x3) - $280
- 2/45 board - $120
- Wawa board - $157.50
- 5/8 iron rods - $400
- 1/2 iron rods - $262.50
- 3/8 iron rods - $78.90
- Facial board - $157.50
- Dusban - $16
- Labor (masonry) - $2,100 (All other labor to be donated by village)
- Misc. - $262
PHASE 2 - Furniture/curriculum ($4,001)
- Desks & Chairs - $2,864
- Supplies - $500
- Textbooks (students & teachers) - $637
PHASE 3 - Operational Expense & Salaries ($4,800)
- Salaries - $4,800 per annum
Our goal is to have the school operational by September 1st, which is the start of the school year in Tsipasi. Would you consider pitching in with what you can to help us reach that goal? If so, please donate by clicking the donate button below.
The Move Project Academy is one of many very important steps to help break the cycle of poverty for our neighbors in Tsipasi. We invite you along this journey with us as we continue to put down our roots and stand with this village for the long haul. You can purchase one item from the line-item list, fund an entire phase, or give any amount. 100% of funds received will be allocated to the project and are tax deductible.