Date of Report: 07 December 2014
Please find in link below the detailed report on the Apagya School Project and the full list of contributors and amounts/items donated.
This final progress report captures completed works on Apagya R/C Primary School led by a group of philanthropists on Facebook – DGG – and their friends who donated from around the world. This is a report as at 14th November 2014.
Apagya R/C Primary school is a six unit classroom block that had the roof of three of its classrooms lifted off following a recent rainstorm (during the first half of 2014) with the other classrooms suffering from leakages when it rains. There were also issues with the foundation of the building that demanded attention. The report details the works that was undertaken to resolve issues.
A total amount of GHc 23,074.71 was raised from three main sources (initiators of the idea – DGG, a group of Facebook friends, some citizens of Apagya in the diaspora, friends and acquaintances on and off Facebook) for the project. The total cost of the completed project was GHc 22,466.00 thus leaving a balance of GHc 608.71 as cash at hand to be used for future project(s). There were also contributions in kind from diverse sources: the Apagya community contributed all timber for the works; 3 buckets of emulsion paints was donated by a paint supplier; 40 bags of cement from the DCE; and 10 bags of cement by some Apagya citizens.
Table 1.1 gives a summary of the total funds received as well as what they were used for on the project. Figure 1.1, on the other hand, gives the expenditure pattern of the various work packages in percentage terms.
The scope of works comprised the following: removal of existing roofing sheets and its carpentry; re-roofing of all six classrooms plus headmaster’s office; installation of fascia board; masonry works to foundation and floor screeding; installation of doors and windows; and painting of walls, windows and doors.
Works was started on 26th of August 2014 and completed on the 4th of November 2014. Labour for the roof works, carpentry works, masonry and painting works was freely provided for by artisans in Apagya, with the Project Planning Team providing them food for the days they worked. A group of volunteers – mainly from the DGG Facebook group – from Accra, Obuasi and Kumasi, on National Volunteers day (21st September 2014) visited Apagya to help paint the exterior of the school.
The rehabilitated school was formally handed over to the authorities at a ceremony on the 8th of November 2014 in Apagya. The Project Team, together with a group from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, donated some books and stationary at the ceremony as well.
We are most grateful to all who contributed to this project in one way or the other. We may or may not have met you or known you but be rest assured your money was used for a good cause to give a salient academic environment leading to the grooming of the leaders of tomorrow.
We say THANK YOU to you all!
Full details report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B679oh6BTVleNnlsZnQ2bDFnRWM/view?usp=sharing
List of contributors and amount/items donated: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B679oh6BTVleMktCYjFJWjRJRjg/view?usp=sharing