We are working hard to build a new home for more orphans and currently came up with this estimate for the cost.
New Construction Estimage
|BILL No.||SUMMARY||AMOUNT Tanzanian Shillings (Tsh)|
|1.0||PRELIMINARIES AND EARTH WORK||2,026,500|
|6.0||ROOFING AND CEILING STRUCTURE||5,313,000|
|9.0||PLUMBING – SANITARY INSTALLATION||6,695,000|
|GRAND TOTAL||Tshs 66,968,700 * Equivalent to US $ 43,000.(est)|
- This family friendly unit is self-contained with a minimum capacity of 12 children and a maximum of 16 (in critical need).
- The construction of TOUCO Village is targeted to begin in 2014 and depending on the availability of funds it will proceed in four phases each phase adding five houses. Financial realities till now seem to indicate that phase one will probably have only one house built. The expected 20 families on the hill will add to the present village a population of more than 200 children, calling for the expansion of the neighboring primary school which currently has only 173 students.
- The school expansion may pose a problem in the advance of the Upendo Village settlement as the government may not have the means and will to do it. But improving this very remote school would be a blessing to all the people there. Some children travel ten miles daily for school. The school currently lacks staff houses and hence it suffers from teacher shortages (50%) currently. Only four out of eight are on sight now and have very low morale. A little incentive like staff housing would assist in retaining the teachers to improve the academic achievements of students which we wish these orphans to have.