Hello everyone! In the past few weeks, construction has been moving along quickly! We have been able to fill all of the classrooms with gravel sand, and we are finishing watering and compacting it so that we can top off the sand before pouring the concrete for the floors. The ceiling joists are complete, and we will post a video soon to show you the work being done on the last two classrooms. As mentioned in our last update, we have collected estimates for the electrical materials, including labor costs for the electrical work. We also have estimates for constructing the ceiling with plywood and ceiling buttons; the plywood has already been purchased. These estimates are listed below.
- Electrical wires, pipes and fittings – GH₵ 1,800 ($428 USD, EUR 361)
- 10 fans – GH₵ 1,000 ($239 USD, EUR 200)
- Workmanship – GH₵ 800 ($190 USD, EUR 160)
Total Electrical costs: GH₵ 3,600 ($857 USD, EUR 721)
- 48 Pieces of Plywood – (already purchased) GH₵ 1,680 ($400 USD, EUR 337)
- 19 pieces of 2 x 6 wood – GH₵ 760 ($180 USD, EUR 152)
- 1 box of 1 ½ inch nails – GH₵ 48 ($11.43 USD, EUR 9,60)
- 1 box of ½ inch nails – GH₵ 48 ($11.43 USD, EUR 9,60)
- Treatment of wood – GH₵ 100 ($24 USD, EUR 20)
- Transportation of lumber and plywood – GH₵ 200 ($48 USD, EUR 40)
- Workmanship – GH₵ 1,600 ($381 USD, EUR 321)
Total Ceiling costs: GH₵ 2,756 ($656 USD, EUR 552,20)
With your donations, we can reach our next goal! Thank you for your support!
The Prince and Princess Academy Project Team
The Prince & Princess Academy Project Team have filled 3 classrooms with gravel sand preparing the ground for floor works and the carpenters have worked on the ceiling joints. A video update will be posted soon.
We have several updates for you, as much has happened since the last time we posted! Because of your donations and support, the roofing for the school is complete! The carpenters are working on ceiling joints now, and we have purchased some gravel sand to fill the classrooms. So far we have enough to fill 3 of the rooms, but we still need to buy more for the other two classrooms, as well as labor to perform the work.
We will soon take estimates for the remainder of the cost, plus the amount needed for electrical work, including the wires that pass through the ceilings and walls to provide lights, outlets and fans in the classrooms. As always, thank you for helping us make this project possible! Your continued support makes a huge difference and we look forward to seeing these next tasks underway.
A video update will be posted soon!
The Prince and Princess Academy Project Team
The Prince & Princess Academy Project Team wishes to thank Students of Ruusuvuoren Koulu ( Rose Mountain School) from Finland for donating $865 to support the roofing of the Prince & Princess Academy building. The Team appreciate your immense contribution. It is amazing when those who love to learn share their passion with other hopeful students!
The Prince & Princess Academy Project Team will erect the Flag of Finland in the school to honour the students of Ruusuvuoren Koulu when it is completed.
We hope your 2018 is off to a great start! It’s hard to believe we are already almost three months in! It’s been a while since we last posted, but we have an update for you. The Prince and Princess Academy Project Team has purchased ALL of the roofing materials! We would like to say a big “thank you” to everyone who has helped raise the money that went toward reaching this goal! We are now trying to raise the GHȻ 3,000 [$673 (USD), €550] to pay the carpenters to begin roofing the school. With your help, we can make this happen! Once we have raised this amount, we can continue construction! We are looking forward to making that big announcement.
Thank you all for your help and support!
The Project Team.
The Prince and Princess Academy Project Team has an exciting announcement! Last month we wrote a letter to mypostcard.com, a postcard manufacturing company in Germany, for their support for our project. They replied, stating they would be happy to help. As a result, Mypostcard.com has donated 5,000 postcards with photos of our choice, to sell in order to raise funds for supplies, labor and materials. Mypostcard.com has also made our postcards available on their website here: https://www.mypostcard.com/en/designs/yarinaafoundation. In order to showcase these beautiful postcards, we are creating a special page on our website where visitors can view and purchase them. Please check it out below and share with your friends and family! We greatly appreciate your support for the Prince and Princess Academy. Read more….