In 2021, we were able to purchase 1 acre of land with 2 small houses on it. We have moved the school onto the new property and started renovations.
We have submitted the building plans and are ready to build 2 new classrooms and a kitchen & dining room area. We can start building once we have the needed funding.
This new one acre property allows us to not only provide for the current students but gives plenty of room for growth.
So far we have created 3 classrooms in the second house. We also divided a space into an office and accommodation for volunteers or visitors that is currently housing 6 female students. The garage has been turned into a woodworking shop.
We have planted a large school garden where the students learn to grow their own food, it supplements our feeding program and someday will provide for the local community. We have also planted more than 40 fruit trees.
Being in a farming area meant we could get 30 chickens, 2 ducks and 2 geese.
We have put a lot of hard work into the property but there is still a lot of work to be done.
Currently we need to build:
3 more classrooms
a kitchen and dining area
an outside covered porch area
We also need to replace all of the windows of both houses due to rot and do other minor repairs.
Building what we need will cost around $60,000- $70,000 depending on the exchange rate and cost of materials (they fluctuate).