Issuu on Google+

SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (Updated July 2011)

This program relies on close cooperation between Tabitha Cambodia, the local communities, the national government (via the Ministry of Education). It is based on the fact that while there is an acute shortage of schools, particularly in rural areas, an excess of teachers are being trained in Phnom Penh. Understanding this situation, Tabitha Cambodia builds and equips schools, and then passes ownership and the responsibility for the running of these schools – including the supply of teachers – to the government through the Ministry of Education.

Over the three-year life of this program, 20 schools have been built providing education for about 15,000 Cambodian children. In the 2010-2011, 13 schools were completed. There are currently 20 communities that Tabitha has identified as needing schools and construction can begin when funding for the schools has been secured.

The acute shortage of schools As communities reach a certain level of development, education of the children becomes a priority. However, in many areas, there are no local schools nor plans for schools to be built. Any existing schools usually have no spare places for extra children. At this point, communities often ask Tabitha Cambodia for help to build a school for their children. Main steps in the program: i) Tabitha Cambodia liaises with the Village, Commune and District chiefs and a representative of the Ministry of Education. ii) A wealthy villager often donates land for a school (or if there is a run-down school, this land is used). iii) The land is transferred to the national government and ear-marked for a school. iv) Tabitha Cambodia seeks funding for the planned school. v) Once funding is received, Tabitha Cambodia arranges to local contractors to build the school (with support from local villagers) vi) When complete, the school is gifted to the national government to run and maintain. PO Box 482, Port Douglas Qld 4877

www.tabitha.org.au

info@tabitha.org.au


What does Tabitha provide? • • • • • • •

School building Desks for students Desks for teachers Blackboards A well Toilets Metal flagpole

What does the government provide? • • • •

Teachers Curriculum Text books Maintenance

What does the community provide? • • •

Land Labour to assist carrying materials to the building site and during construction Accommodation and other support for the teachers assigned to their school

Number of children attending school Depending on the needs and the funds available, schools either have 3, 6 or 12 classrooms. Often smaller schools are built with the expectation that they will be extended when further funds become available. On average, there are 40 children in each classroom. Attendance is maximized by having a morning class of children followed by an afternoon class of different children. Cost of schools 3-room school: 6-romm school: 12-room school:

$25,000 $52,000 $94,000

A breakdown of the costs of building a 12-room school is included in Appendix A.

PO Box 482, Port Douglas Qld 4877

www.tabitha.org.au

info@tabitha.org.au


.APPENDIX A: School Cost - Set of 12 Classrooms Description Steel Rebars - 14 cm Steel rebars - 12 cm Steel Rebars - 6 cm Wire for rebars Windows Doors Roof Tiles -pieces Bricks - pieces Nails -kilo Sand- cubic meter Stone - cubic meter Stone - gravel-cubit meter Cement per pallette - 60 bags Wood 5 x 15 x 7 x 20 Wood 4 x 3 x 9 x 72 Wood 15 x 5 x 9 x 4 Labour and Paint Flag Pole Tabitha Adminsistration Total cost Furnishings for 12 Rooms Description Wooden desks - seats 2 Teachers Desk Teachers Chair Blackboards Sub Total Toilet Block - 6 Stalls Need 2 - Boys and Girls Bricks for walls Sand - cubit meter Stones for fill - cubit meter Drains Toilet Bowls Cement - bags Wood Doors Tile- cubit meter Labour and paint Sub Total Well Plastic PVC Pipes Filters Glue Iron Pump Handle Cement Skirt around well Labour Sub Total

Units 144 1056 2400 180 36 12 32400 108000 84 180 132 120 96 4 4 4 4 1 1

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Cost per Unit 12.00 10.00 1.00 1.00 50.00 75.00 0.30 0.10 10.00 15.00 13.00 17.00 88.00 450.00 335.00 120.00 3,750.00 700.00 5,000.00

Units 420 12 12 12

$ $ $ $

Cost per Unit 35.00 60.00 5.00 15.00

9000 12 10 30 6 78 6 6 24 6

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

0.10 15.00 17.00 5.00 25.00 4.50 60.00 60.00 5.00 70.00

13 1 1 1 1 1 1

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

5.00 5.00 3.00 10.00 48.00 48.00 37.00

Total cost

PO Box 482, Port Douglas Qld 4877

www.tabitha.org.au

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Total Cost 1,728.00 10,560.00 2,400.00 180.00 1,800.00 900.00 9,720.00 10,800.00 840.00 2,700.00 1,716.00 2,040.00 8,448.00 1,800.00 1,340.00 480.00 15,000.00 700.00 5,000.00 78,152.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Total Cost 14,700.00 720.00 60.00 180.00 15,660.00 900.00 180.00 170.00 150.00 150.00 351.00 360.00 360.00 120.00 420.00 3,161.00 65.00 5.00 3.00 10.00 48.00 48.00 37.00 216.00

$

97,189.00

info@tabitha.org.au


PO Box 482, Port Douglas Qld 4877

www.tabitha.org.au

info@tabitha.org.au


Tabatha School Development Program