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PROJECT PROPOSAL

PROJECT TITLE

RENOVATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF 12 CLASS ROOMS

 

 

DURATION OF THE PROJECT

AUGUST 2015 – SEPTEMBER 2015 (ONE MONTH DURING HOLIDAY BREAK)

 

 

NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION

Destiny Community Education Centre.

 

POSTAL ADDRESS

P.O. Box 77454 – 00611 Nairobi

 

 

PHONE NUMBER

0700224150

CONTACT PERSON

Dixon Owaga – Head Teacher

LOCATION OF THE PROJECT

Nairobi County, Starehe District, Mathare Division in Mabatini Ward At Mathare No. 10. Which is directly opposite Moi Airbase?

 

GRANT AMOUNT REQUESTED

Ksh 661, 910. 00

PROPOSAL’S SUBMISSION DATE

                                 ________________________12/06/2015_________________________

 

SCHOOL BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

The School’s name is “DESTINY COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTRE.”

MEANING? The word DESTINY has been used to capture the finality of the lives of group members and events in the slums of Mathare and Huruma based on how these plans have worked themselves out; and to that same sense of "destination", where we are today, projected into the future to become the flow of many different advanced events as they will work themselves out to better the lives of community members at large.

LOCATION? The school is located in the slums of Mathare no. 10 which is part of the big Mathare slums. This is basically in Nairobi County, Starehe District, Mathare Division in Mabatini Ward which is directly opposite Moi Airbase.

 

OWNERSHIP? D.C.E.C was founded by 13 youths who are real natives of mathare and Huruma slums, passed through difficulties to undergo education. These people sow the challenges facing the slum dwellers, such us poverty, illiteracy, high crime rates, HIV\AIDs victims, orphans, school drop outs and now wants to give back to the community by offering basic Primary education to these vulnerable children. It was registered with the Ministry of Gender on 6th January 2013 and Managed by a 12 member committee, the “SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (SMC)”

 Mr. Dixon, who necessitated the idea of coming together to form this school, also went through the same challenges and was assisted by community members who happen to be parents at this school. He is by now a trained teacher, with the main interest and burden of giving back to the community. Currently he is the head teacher of Destiny School. 

STANDARDS? Destiny school is non-political and not profit oriented. It holistically exists to improve the lives of the urban poor (slum dwellers). It aims at developing strategies focusing on the community development, by initiating programs that caters for the Basic Educational need of the less fortunate children in the slums of Mathare in Nairobi Kenya. It has an active bank account with three signatories drawn from the vast community members and is gender sensitive to help bring all on board.

STATUS? It began on 8th January 2013 with a total population of 8 children from Baby class to class 7. In 2014, class 7 pupils graduated to class 8 and now the population is 472 pupils (255 girls and 217 boys) with 17 teachers (10 females and 7 males). Out of these 472 pupils, there are 142 orphans (40 total orphans staying with care givers and 102 living with single parents).

The school is on a rental premise. This is one big hall which accommodates 7 classes i.e. Baby class to class 4. The hall is subdivided into classrooms using movable wooden blackboards. In addition to this, we have four other rooms for classes 5, 6, 7 and 8, made of iron sheets. Pre-school pupils use plastic baby chairs whereas both the lower and upper primary children use wooden desks as their seat.

 

 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM:

Destiny school operates on one big hall in addition to five iron sheet rooms. The hall contains six different classes without good partitions. We use movable boards to separate one class from another. There is total distraction at times when more than two teachers have to do lessons in the same hall at the same time. This brings a lot of inconveniencies to the children and teachers leading to poor performance.

           

JUSTIFICATION OF THE PROBLEM:

Due to the big population, Destiny school need 12 rooms (11 classrooms and one staff room) to enable learner centered approach in learning. This is not possible with us sine renting all 12 rooms would cost us around thirty six thousand Kenya shillings (36, 000/=) at relatively cheap monthly rent of three thousand (3, 000/=) per month, this in one year would cost four hundred and thirty two thousands (432, 000/=).

It is for this reason that we resorted to renting the hall which can accommodate many classes at a cost of fifteen thousand (15, 000/=) per month.

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In addition to this hall, we also have five more rooms that we use for the upper primary (3 rooms rented at 6000/= and two spacious rooms that we bought). We pay a total of 25, 000/= per month if add the office block that we pay four thousand shillings monthly.

Every class has an average population of 45 pupils, this sometimes force us to join two rooms measuring 10 x 10 feet to come up with one spacious room.

We have decided to add more rooms on top of our bought rooms together with the rented 3 rooms to come up with 10 spacious classrooms and a small office for the staff. This will help cut down the rent paid as well as provide conducive environment for learning to take place.

This project shall enhance consolidation of all pupils together in an enclosed premise with one gate.  Even though we will still pay a total of ten thousand shillings per month as rent charge, we shall be on the safer side than using the hall together with these additional rooms.

We intend to purchase these rooms in the future to help do away with rent money.

The grant that we now request of 661, 000/= shall be used in constructing rooms, so when we shall have bought these rooms then we will not need to do construction.

Below is a table trying to compare two alternatives of either continuing with the renovations as we look forward to purchasing these rooms or Buying land and doing construction .

Buying Land

1, 800, 000/=

 

Buying 16 more rooms at 50,000/= per room( we already have 4 rooms)

800, 000/=

Costruction of 11 classrooms

     661, 910/=

 

Renovation of the rooms(joining two to form one spacious room)

661, 910/=

Total Cost

2, 461, 910/=

 

Total Cost

1, 461, 910/=

 

 

SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS:

v We are only using this premise whenever the church are not using it but many at times we are forced not to come to school whenever the church has an official function.

v We are not able to leave the furniture in the church hall during weekends as they cover the whole space, so we have to hire a neighboring hall to keep them at a small fee.

v Due to increase of the children in our school, the hall has become congested in a manner that learning isn’t proper.

v Teachers feel discouraged during lessons when they realize that class control becomes difficult as a result of interference by others from other classes.

v Teachers tend to like working with the upper primary than the lower primary that happens to be in the hall.

v High rent becomes a problem at times when we are locked out of the hall leading to mass exodus by children to other school. The children together with their parents think the school has been closed down at such times when we are defeated by paying rent.

 

 

 

 

 OBJECTIVES:

Destiny upholds   : Discipline to enhance ethical and professional standards.

                                : Equity in Education.

                                : Equal Opportunities for all.

                                : Innovative academic programs by qualified teachers.

                                : Integrity, openness, honesty and co existence of all stake holders.

 

 

The school has a few goals to achieve within the given bylaws as in the constitution:

1.     Increase access to basic and quality primary education.

2.     To provide basic Education to orphans/needy children from HIV/AIDS victims who cannot afford school fees to help solve the high levels of poverty and illiteracy in the slums of Mathare.

3.     To improve teaching / learning environment.

4.     Serve as an entry point for external development programs or interventions into Mathare slums with the main aim of bettering the lives of disadvantaged children.

5.     To unite the different tribes in Mathare through education for the purpose of developing the community

 

 PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT:

v To ensure that pupils have enough and spacious sitting place to make learning more efficient and enjoyable.

v To empower teachers by making their work easier by enhancing better concentration.

v Ensuring that our furniture is safe and locked in the well made and lockable rooms.

v Consolidating the school within one premise for easier control and for better security.

v To allow us maximize learning during the term dates without interference by specific functions of the church.

v To avoid humiliation by the landlords who at times lock us out of classes due to lack of rent

 

 

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY OF THE PROJECT:

v Destiny school will ensure that the structures are in good condition and clean for use.

v In case of any damage the school shall take the responsibility of repairing them.

v We shall be able to save money which was used in rent to help with other projects of the school.

v Newly admitted pupils will be requested to pay some little money as development fund to help maintain structures or help buy some more where necessary.

v Grants, gifts or donation from any charitable sources for the same, shall be used to help develop this project.

 OBJECTIVE TREE:

EFFECTS    MASS TRANSFER BY CHILDREN             POOR CONCENTRATION

 
 
 

 

 


PROBLEM                                                 CLASSROOMS

                                                                       

       
   
 
 

 


CAUSES                                                                                                POOR PAYMENT OF FEES  

                                      MANY ADMISIONS                                      LACK OF FUNDS                                 

                                     QUALITY EDUCATION                                    LOW FEES PAID

 

 

STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITY SCHEDULE:

v Commence building and development of school, and monitor this

v We shall only allow a capacity that can fit well in the rooms to avoid congestion.

v Sensitization to community members to help with a few activities as the construction is on

v  Once we have enough rooms for the pupils, we shall impose a small levy for the purchase of other rooms to the pupils who will be newly admitted.

v We shall have one gate for the whole school children to help in monitoring children’s movement.

 

 

 

MONITORING AND EVALUATION:

The school shall have auditors both internal and external to audit its activities and resources to see if they are in line with the set goals and objectives.

Books of records shall keep both financial accounting and inventory record                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

POSSIBLE RISKS:

v Embezzlement  of funds

v Poor infrastructure

v Poor reception by the target group ( PUPILS, PARENTS, STAFF )

v Time limitation

v Limited financial resources

 

 

RISK MANAGEMENT MATRIX:

 

Destiny school management:

v Shall encourage transparency and accountability in all stakeholders.

v Shall be auditing every 3 months to ensure consistency.

v Shall approach any financial institution we think can be of benefit to us for financial assistance.

v Shall encourage cooperate social responsibility thereby facilitating sustainable development of infrastructure within our areas of operations.

v Shall sensitize the society on the importance of paying such school levies.

v Shall encourage high standards of care and performance among our staff to help win the confidence of our pupils and the society at large.

v Shall ensure consistency in maintenance of these important commodity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECT BUDGET:

 

 

 

MASHARUBUFABRICATORS

       
 

                                                       P.O BOX 2288 - 00200 MLOLONGO

 

 

 

                                                                    PHONE: 0720598361

   
           
 

                                   PROPOSSED BUDGET FOR CONSTRUCTING 12 CLASS ROOMS

 

           

 

 

DESCRIPTION

      QNTY

 

UNIT

AMOUNT

 

1

3 X 3 X 14G tubes for main column

17

pieces

3,000.00

51,000.00

 

2

4 x 2 timber for holding floor cast

200

meters

200.00

40,000.00

 

3

2" diameter wood for wall poles and roofing

150

meters

150.00

22,500.00

 

4

12mm twisted bars for casting floor

50

pieces

600.00

30,000.00

 

5

Ballast for casting first floor

1

lorry

18,000.00

18,000.00

 

6

Sand for casting the floor

2

lorries

17,000.00

34,000.00

 

7

Cement for casting

40

bags

700.00

28,000.00

 

8

Corrugated iron sheet

120

pieces

600.00

72,000.00

 

9

Roofing and wood nails

3

pieces

6,000.00

18,000.00

 

10

Wire mesh for ventilation system

5

pieces

1,200.00

6,000.00

 

11

Steel window

8

pieces

5,000.00

40,000.00

 

12

Steel doors

8

pieces

10,000.00

80,000.00

 

13

Steel staircase and balcony

20

meters

2,405.00

48,100.00

 

 

Sub Total

 

 

 

487,600.00

 

 

LABOUR CHURGE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING;

 

 

 

 

 

 

    a. Demolition/re-structuring

1

 

21,380.00

21,380.00

 

 

    b. Building

1

 

84,200.00

84,200.00

 

 

    c. Casting

1

 

53,630.00

53,630.00

 

 

    d. Disposal of debris

1

 

15,100.00

15,100.00

 

 

Sub Total

 

 

 

174,310.00

 

 

 

 

GRAND TOTAL

KSH.

   661,910.00