UPDATE REPORT ON BUDUKWAA COMMUNITY CENTER/KG.

 

FUNDS AND AUDIT 

The Budukwaa Community Center/KG which was built, completed and handed over to the community is being used. After the initial completion, the accounts were audited and a report produced by PKF (Pannell Kerr Foster). The total project expense adds up to 10,840.00GHS (Ten thousand, eight hundred and forty Ghana Cedi)

The total amount of money allocated for the project is 19,957.00GHS (Nineteen thousand, nine hundred and fifty seven Ghana Cedis).

It was realized that since the community center was being used as a KG for the kids in the community and the surrounding villages, we need to include some few things to make the place standard for the pupils. A request was therefore made and approved for some few items to be provided to sustain the structure for the community. 

ACCOUNTS 

Because Blue Skies Products pre-financed the whole projects, the spent amount was transferred to Blue Skies Products. An amount of 8,800.00GHS was transferred in February from the Barclays Bank account to the Blue Skies Foundation Accounts and the former accounts close down. Details of account indicated in the table below.

JULIA PIPER BANK ACCOUNT

Item

Income

Expenditure

Balance

Amount allocated for projects

19,957.00

 

19,957.00

Project expenditure

 

10,840.00

9,117.00

Bank Charges

 

315.00

8,802.00

Transferred to BSF

 

8,800.00

2.00

BLUE SKIES FOUNDATION BANK ACCOUNT 

Item

Income

Expenditure

Balance

Received from JP account

8,800.00

 

8,800.00

Additional project expenditure

 

4,698.50

4101.50

 

NAME OF THE SCHOOL

The Community in their appreciation of the support offered them by the Foundation for Community Inspiration led by Dr. Julia Piper decided, requested to name the school Julia Piper Community School. They have developed their logo and motto which is in the local language ‘’Nsu ketewaa do a, oso aguare’’ (literally meaning the river could be small, but when deep one could bath or swim in it). I am working with the Community leaders to get the school registered with the Ghana Education Service so they could be helped by the government by way of providing teachers, books and other continuous materials that are needed in the school.  

Our visits have been successful, the GES is expected to send inspectors to the school to access the structure, and look at the possibility of it growing to be become a primary school and how they can help. They were full of appreciation for Dr. Julia Piper and the foundation for community Inspiration. Registration is expected to be completed in four months. 

SCHOOL UNIFORMS 

The community has requested I help then design a uniform they can afford with the style for the school and will be buying and sewing a sample which will be taken to the community for parents to sew for their wards. 

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES 

The school has been in session since February 2010. Currently with a student population of 25 pupils, 5 in KG2 and the rest in KG1. Out of the three classroom structures, two are being used for classes and the other as store and office. Some teaching aid like books, crayons, footballs, posters, pencils were brought by Murag and her groups during their last visit and most of these items have been used up. 

The community leadership is currently paying the two teachers who are taking care of the kids. 

The community will still appreciate if Dr. Julia Piper will be able to come over and officially open the school for the community by which time we are sure the school will be fully registered with the GES. Also for the community to appreciate Dr. Julia Piper and the Foundation for Community Inspiration

EXTRA WORK DONE ON THE STRUCTURE

To prevent erosion of the whole structure we provided a concrete curb and a gutter around the building. We are also installing a water collection system with a polytank to store rain water for use by the kids. We have also bought see-saw, a slide, and merry go round for the kids. We have also bought some teaching aids, such as boxes of chalks, few textbooks according to the country’s syllables, some writing books, Slates, pencils, sharpeners and erasers’ for the school.

We have also provided student mattresses and mats for the kids to have naps during the days work. All these extras have cost an amount of 4,698.50GHS. 

OBSERVATION 

Though the community agreed to help provide furniture for the kids, they have not been able to provide everything which makes it difficult for both pupils and teachers to keep the place organized and clean. I will appreciate if before closing the project we could provide small plastic chairs for the about 30 students in the school. This will cost about 700GHS.