Build a classroom for 45 children - see updates

There is an urgent need for indoor infrastructures at an elementary school at Manolo Fortich in the Philippines,  not only to have a normal classroom but now that the rainy season has came, could you imagine being in their shoes?  

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What you see in the picture above is a lack of classrooms. That is the gym of the school and is now converted as “classrooms”. There are 4 classes sharing the whole space! 

33094698_153842844289880_r.jpegThis is one of the classes in that building... 

I spent my elementary years as well as all of my 5 siblings in this school. That time, we were 45-50 children (pupils) in a class and everyone were in a 4-walled classrooms, unlike now.
My mother was a teacher in the school (already retired since long) and I remember how much service she has provided to the school and how many pupils there were in each class; 45-50 children, almost no time for herself and less time for family. The work as a teacher of many pupils requires a lot of time.

My sister shared to me once “… that if I would have more extra funds, I would like to donate even 1 classroom as I cannot see this situation…” , so I thought and told her that it doesn’t have to wait until we get extra funds to afford a classroom from our pockets (as it won’t until we get old), we can still help by raising funds from donations from people all over the world and so I started this campaign. We cannot imagine being in their shoes. 

The funds that we raise here will be used to build a classroom for these children (pupils) with an improved safety and earthquake proof building,  including chairs and all necessary boards and cabinets, table and chair for the teacher.

The estimated expenses are the following: 

Building materials and construction - 6000
Chairs for children - 2250
Boards - 200
Table & chair for  the teacher - 150
Cabinets - 400

It is very important for us that more children get educated and gets the opportunity to study and learn in an environment that is comfortable and favorable for learning.
Could you imagine how these children benefit from this?
 - your help could improve their learning environment away from loud surroundings.  
- they would be able to hear their teacher better.  
- their life during at school doesn't feel over-crowded.  
- we could help make the teachers’ life a little bit easier.

The aim is to get them out of the situation sooner. As soon as we reach the necessary amount stated in the estimated expenses, we can start out immediately.
If we could make it before Christmas, it would be great - a perfect Christmas gift for the children and teachers.
If it's not possible before Christmas, the target is latest by end of March 2019 so that we could construct during the school break and have it ready by start of the new school year that starts on June 2019. The sooner the better! 

The classroom can be built around 6 weeks according to my architect friend, who supports this cause by providing his expertise for free. He has built classrooms for schools already.

So we need your help! 

How you can help?

We would really highly appreciate every single donation, big or small,  from you - this would make a positive impact to these children's education.
If 1800 people donates only €5, we would reach our goal to get the classroom constructed and get these children out of this situation. 

Donors will be given a regular update about this as soon as we start realizing this - phase even before construction. 

Help spread the word - you can share my link to your Facebook Timeline or to your twitter! However way possible to share to your family and friends. 
Thank you!

Donations

  • Lars T. 
    • €50 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €20 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €10 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €50 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €50 
    • 34 mos

Organizer

Xcel Aco 
Organizer
Buxtehude
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