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Dormitories are a critical need
Our partners in Gusau have apprised us of the need for dormitories for Graceland International School. As there is no school transportation provided for students, they must find their own way to school, either by walking, often long distances. Others find transportation by car, motor bike, taxi, or limited public buses, which do not have stops at schools. Students often arrive at school late, tired, or not at all.
Because compulsory schooling in Nigeria extends only to Grade 6, there are far fewer junior/secondary schools. Providing dormitories not only solves the transportation problem, but also affords educational access to students living in far-reaching areas where there may be no way to continue their education.
Our partners have requested that we help them to provide a dormitory for girls first. The structure will be built in a manner that will allow easy expansion. The boys' dormitory will be built in the future.
Associated Costs: Phase 1
The girls’ dorm will initially have three large rooms, each with accommodations for 14, allowing for 42 students. Laundry facilities, showers and toilets will be included. $60,000
The dining hall/kitchen, a separate building, will be able to handle 90-100 students at a sitting. $11,500
To handle the increased water use, an additional well will need to be dug. $5000
After the structure is complete, we will post costs for furnishings.
Total for Phase 1 is $76,500. In addition, a kitchen and dining hall will be built in Phase 1. Phase 2 will include a dormitory for boys.
Site for the new girls’ dormitory, adjacent to the school, with an 8-foot perimeter wall already in place.
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