Thursday, 31 August 2017

Appeal passes first £1000 milestone

We're on the way!
Generous friends have taken our £7000 Classrooms for Kids Appeal past it's first £1000 in the first two days.
We are so grateful for the kindness of those who believe in what we are doing for our children and who donate so generously when we ask for help.
The two new classrooms are an essential addition to our secondary school, to ensure that we can keep timetabling lessons using the two Smart televisions we have  do not have to compromise on the quality of education 
 We are able to keep the cost to £7,000 (which allows for a very small contingency) because we have some of our own skilled labour – including a joiner, painter and the project will be supervised a member of our team who will work under the direction and to the exacting standards of Mama and Papa.
All our building work complies with building regulations in Kenya.
 The costs are as follows:
·         Building materials: Concrete blocks, cement, sand etc. £3,000. 
·         Roofing (locally made makuti thatching on timber frame) £2000
·         Electrics (we use the services of a local electrician ) £300
·         Paint £200.
·         Doors and windows (to be made in-house by our joiner Charo)  £250
·         Furniture: £625
·         Labour (casual labour):  approx. £500
·         This adds up to a total of £6,875. 
 We aim, funds permitting, to construct the building in the long school holiday, which starts early November and to complete in time for the start of the new school year at the start of January 2018. This will give us adequate time.
 As you can see there are no hidden costs. 
 We don’t have any paid fundraisers, the only people we employ are Kenyans working in our children’s home or school so every single pound, euro or dollar donated goes exactly where  it is intended.
Please help us to build this classrooms by making a donation towards the cost, every amount, not matter how small, will be another bag of nails, brick or bag of cement towards our target. 
If you would like to make a donation by cheque (payable to Happy House) it can be sent to  our volunteer coordinator Elizabeth Gomm, 6 Burwood Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8NS.
Our kids count on us, we count on you.
Thank you