Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, "When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?"
The King will answer, "Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me." .......Matthew 25

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Floating school - preliminary costing

The preliminary cost estimates for the construction of one floating classroom, of approximately 7m x 10m is:

Wood needed (11.14 m3 x US$350/m3) = US$3900
Bamboo = US$850
Windows and doors = US$375
Zinc roof and the plywood ceiling, nails, smoothing wood etc = US$1100
Transport/petrol/phone = US$550,
Labour = US$1400
Tables US$25 x 25pcs = US$625

Total construction cost = US$8800
Add maintenance costs (US$400 per year x 10 years) =US$4000

So I reckon if we can raise US$13,000, we can have a single classroom school with a toilet operating for 10 years minimum. The wooden school structure can last 30 years.

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