Project information

Renovation of girls' house King Jesus Charity Home

The girls' house at the orphanage has no water supply or sewage disposal so the girls have to use the washrooms in the adjoining house. The garden is waterlogged so drainage is needed. The whole building needs decoration, floor tiling and renewal of window mosquito netting. Estimated cost £5,000.

1 month

Charity information: The Ghanaian Children's Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    To improve living conditions, security and privacy for the female orphans who currently share the limited toilet and washing facilities in the boys' house next door. Drainage of the waterlogged land will enable the septic tank to be brought into use and sanitation established. Refurbishment of the bedrooms, including tiled floors and provision of storage units will reduce dust and clutter. The risk of malaria will be reduced by replacing the mosquito netting at the windows.

    Solution

    The land will be drained and the septic tank and a water supply to the house will be connected. The rooms will be clean, well furnished, secure and protected from invasion by mosquitoes.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise sufficient funds to buy the materials and pay for the workmanship necessary.

    Activities

    » A series of fundraising events together with donations from supporters.

    Success will be achieved when sufficient funds have been raised.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The girls will have a pleasant, safe and clean home environment which will improve their morale. They will have a suitable place to live and study and it is hoped this will be reflected in their behaviour and school achievements.

    Risk

    No risks foreseen. Reliable workmen with a proven track record will be used for the work, with labouring support from older residents at the orphanage.

    Reporting

    Progress will be reported on the charity's website and in its annual newsletter to supporters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 Drainage Draining land around girls' house
      £1,500 Water/sewage connecting water supply and sewage disposal
      £1,000 Decorating Purchase of tiles, paint etc (labour free)
      £500 Furniture/netting Purchase of furniture, mosquito netting (labour free)
  • Background

    Location

    King Jesus Charity Home in the village of Boadi, Kumasi, Ghana. The girls' house is adjacent to the main orphanage building.

    Beneficiaries

    The 35 female orphans and destitute girls living at King Jesus Charity Home and any subsequent girls who might come to live there. The boys (approx 50) will also benefit as the facilities in their house will no longer be used by the girls. Also drainage of the land around the girls house will enable them to use the garden for leisure activities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The charity has been closely involved in supporting the orphanage since 2004 and has built up a relationship with sillled, reliable workman in the area who can carry out the work. One of the charity's trustees will be in Ghana to oversee the project, deal directly with the workforce and ensure the money is spent appropriately.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mr Joseph Kwabena Edusei

    Trustee. Mr Edusei has considerable experience of building projects in Ghana and will ensure the work is carried out to a high standard.

    Mrs Jean Edusei

    Trustee. Mrs Edusei will liaise with the girls about how they want their home to be decorated and involve them in the planning and decoration.