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{{Project
|project=Walls for Orphans and Vulnerable Children's Center
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|project=We're Ghana Play Basketball
 
|projecttype=PCPP
 
|projecttype=PCPP
|country=Ethiopia
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|region=Volta
|firstname=N
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|country=Ghana
|lastname=Ross
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|firstname=PCV
|state=Florida
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|lastname=Vainner
|communityfunds=$369
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|communityfunds=$1,906.47
|communitypercentage=25%
+
|communitypercentage=29%
|requestedfunds=$1106
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|requestedfunds=$4,722.30
|neededfunds=$906
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|neededfunds=$6,628.77
|projectnumber=663-004
 
 
|projectyear=2009
 
|projectyear=2009
 
}}
 
}}
  
This project will improve the sustainability of an Early Childhood Center by building permanent walls for its classrooms. The town’s Anti-Aids Club serves 278 orphaned or very poor children at this Center in half-day sessions. There are six teachers, a coordinator and a night guard. A local school donated the land where the club built three classrooms, a small storage room, and a separate toilet facility.
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===Title===
 +
We're Ghana Play Basketball
  
The classrooms have concrete foundations and new tin roofs, but unfortunately the club only had enough funds to provide plastic walls. The plastic walls are not holding up, and have become torn and ragged. There is no sound barrier between the rooms, making every classroom very noisy. Given the noise level, learning is not optimal, and because the building is not up to community standards, children are stigmatized. Additionally, teachers are afraid to leave teaching materials in their classrooms at night, as they might be stolen. There is one small locked cabinet for teacher’s materials and the rest is stored at the nearby school, and therefore not utilized as often as it should be.
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===Purpose and Approach===
 +
Ghanaians love sports, but in Ghana, football (soccer) is the established addiction of choice. Therefore, in most communities, there are no alternatives for those who do not excel at football. This court would provide a credible alternative for those left out, especially for girls who are still ostracized when it comes to playing football. Furthermore, after the authoring PCV noticed the popularity of basketball in the Peace Corps training community of Kukurantumi, he realized an opportunity to introduce a familiar, yet unpracticed, sport in his community. Basketball is a sport, like football, that could be used to teach teamwork, leadership, hard work and fair play. Equally important, because of Ghanaians passion for sports, PCVs could utilize the opportunity to inform not only participants, but also spectators, of sporting events about HIV/AIDS and other STIs. Moreover, the basketball will be constructed on the campus of a local senior secondary school to maximize its usage and encourage its maintenance.
  
The installation of real walls will allow the expenditure for a guard to be eliminated, allow teachers to leave their materials inside their classrooms, and provide children with the proper learning environment they deserve. This Center increases its students’ chance of attending school when they reach the necessary age of eight years old. Without this program most children would not have the basic skills to succeed in the public schools.
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===Objective===
 +
The project is to build a full basketball court on the campus of a secondary school with a student-body size of 660 in a community of around 12,000.
  
Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.
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===Action Plan===
 +
1. Meeting with school and community
 +
 
 +
2. Preparation of construction site
 +
 
 +
3. Purchase materials
 +
 
 +
4. Construction of court (2 weeks)
 +
 
 +
5. Painting
 +
 
 +
6. Opening ceremonies
 +
 
 +
===Budget===
 +
 
 +
Currency Exchange Rate: GHC 1.39 = 1.00 US Dollar
 +
 
 +
{| border="1"
 +
|+ '''Community Contribution'''
 +
|-
 +
! Material
 +
! Quantity
 +
! Unit Cost (Cedi)
 +
! Total Cost (Cedi)
 +
! Total Cost (USD)
 +
|-
 +
| Land
 +
| align="center" | 1
 +
| align="center" | 2,000.00
 +
| align="center" | 2,000.00
 +
| align="center" | 1,438.85
 +
|-
 +
| Labor (clearing and prepping land)
 +
| align="center" |  40
 +
| align="center" |  10.00
 +
| align="center" |  400.00
 +
| align="center" |  287.77
 +
|-
 +
| Labor (painting)
 +
| align="center" |  25
 +
| align="center" |  10.00
 +
| align="center" |  250.00
 +
| align="center" |  179.86
 +
|-
 +
|'''Total'''
 +
|
 +
|
 +
| align="center" | '''2,650.00'''
 +
| align="center" | '''1,906.47'''
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
 
 +
{| border="1"
 +
|+ '''Partnership Contribution'''
 +
|-
 +
! Material
 +
! Unit
 +
! Quantity
 +
! Unit Cost (Cedi)
 +
! Total Cost (Cedi)
 +
! Total Cost (USD)
 +
|-
 +
| Cement
 +
| align="center" | Bags
 +
| align="center" | 150
 +
| align="center" | 12.00
 +
| align="center" | 1,800.00
 +
| align="center" | 1,294.96
 +
|-
 +
| Stone
 +
| align="center" |Trips
 +
| align="center" |8
 +
| align="center" |220.00
 +
| align="center" |1,760.00 
 +
| align="center" |1,266.19
 +
|-
 +
| Sand
 +
| align="center" |Trips
 +
| align="center" |10
 +
| align="center" |100.00 
 +
| align="center" |1,000.00 
 +
| align="center" |719.42
 +
|-
 +
| Galvanize post 4"
 +
| align="center" |Poles
 +
| align="center" |3
 +
| align="center" |60.00 
 +
| align="center" |180.00
 +
| align="center" |129.50
 +
|-
 +
| Red Wood Board (for backboards)
 +
| align="center" |Boards
 +
| align="center" |4 
 +
| align="center" |16.00
 +
| align="center" |64.00
 +
| align="center" |46.04
 +
|-
 +
| Iron Rod 5/8
 +
| align="center" | Rods
 +
| align="center" | 3
 +
| align="center" |20.00
 +
| align="center" |60.00
 +
| align="center" |43.17
 +
|-
 +
| Oil Paint
 +
| align="center" |Buckets
 +
| align="center" | 10
 +
| align="center" |20.00 
 +
| align="center" |200.00
 +
| align="center" |143.88
 +
|-
 +
| Nails (assorted)
 +
| align="center" |Pounds
 +
| align="center" |10
 +
| align="center" | 13.00
 +
| align="center" | 130.00
 +
| align="center" |93.53
 +
|-
 +
| Wawa Board
 +
| align="center" |Pieces
 +
| align="center" | 10
 +
| align="center" | 10.00
 +
| align="center" | 100.00
 +
| align="center" |71.94
 +
|-
 +
| Nets
 +
| align="center" |Nets
 +
| align="center" | 2
 +
| align="center" | 5.00
 +
| align="center" | 10.00
 +
| align="center" | 7.19
 +
|-
 +
| Mason Labor
 +
| align="center" |
 +
| align="center" | 1
 +
| align="center" | 600.00
 +
| align="center" | 600.00
 +
| align="center" |431.65
 +
|-
 +
| Carpenter Labor
 +
| align="center" |
 +
| align="center" |1
 +
| align="center" | 200.00
 +
| align="center" | 200.00
 +
| align="center" |143.88
 +
|-
 +
| Welder labor
 +
| align="center" |
 +
| align="center" |1
 +
| align="center" |200.00 
 +
| align="center" |200.00 
 +
| align="center" |143.88
 +
|-
 +
| Water
 +
| align="center" |Truck
 +
| align="center" |1
 +
| align="center" |100.00 
 +
| align="center" |100.00 
 +
| align="center" |71.94
 +
|-
 +
| Basketballs
 +
| align="center" | Balls
 +
| align="center" | 7
 +
| align="center" | 20.00
 +
| align="center" | 140.00
 +
| align="center" |100.72
 +
|-
 +
| Paint Supplies
 +
| align="center" |Brushes
 +
| align="center" | 10
 +
| align="center" | 2.00
 +
| align="center" | 20.00
 +
| align="center" |14.39
 +
|-
 +
|'''Total'''
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|
 +
| align="center" | '''6,5640.00'''
 +
| align="center" | '''4,722.30'''
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
 
 +
{| border="1"
 +
|+ '''Total Project Cost'''
 +
|-
 +
!
 +
! % Contribution
 +
! Total Cost (Cedi)
 +
! Total Cost (USD)
 +
|-
 +
| Partnership Contribution
 +
| align="center" | 71
 +
| align="center" | 6,564.00
 +
| align="center" | 4,722.30
 +
|-
 +
| Community Contribution
 +
| align="center" | 29
 +
| align="center" | 2,650.00
 +
| align="center" | 1,906.47
 +
|-
 +
|'''Total Project Cost'''
 +
|
 +
|align="center" |'''9,214.00'''
 +
|align="center" |'''6,628.77'''
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===PC Resources===
 +
 
 +
None.
 +
 
 +
===Project Reflection and Sustainability===
 +
 
 +
Still pondering.

Revision as of 05:06, 6 January 2011


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Title

We're Ghana Play Basketball

Purpose and Approach

Ghanaians love sports, but in Ghana, football (soccer) is the established addiction of choice. Therefore, in most communities, there are no alternatives for those who do not excel at football. This court would provide a credible alternative for those left out, especially for girls who are still ostracized when it comes to playing football. Furthermore, after the authoring PCV noticed the popularity of basketball in the Peace Corps training community of Kukurantumi, he realized an opportunity to introduce a familiar, yet unpracticed, sport in his community. Basketball is a sport, like football, that could be used to teach teamwork, leadership, hard work and fair play. Equally important, because of Ghanaians passion for sports, PCVs could utilize the opportunity to inform not only participants, but also spectators, of sporting events about HIV/AIDS and other STIs. Moreover, the basketball will be constructed on the campus of a local senior secondary school to maximize its usage and encourage its maintenance.

Objective

The project is to build a full basketball court on the campus of a secondary school with a student-body size of 660 in a community of around 12,000.

Action Plan

1. Meeting with school and community

2. Preparation of construction site

3. Purchase materials

4. Construction of court (2 weeks)

5. Painting

6. Opening ceremonies

Budget

Currency Exchange Rate: GHC 1.39 = 1.00 US Dollar

Community Contribution
Material Quantity Unit Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
Land 1 2,000.00 2,000.00 1,438.85
Labor (clearing and prepping land) 40 10.00 400.00 287.77
Labor (painting) 25 10.00 250.00 179.86
Total 2,650.00 1,906.47


Partnership Contribution
Material Unit Quantity Unit Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
Cement Bags 150 12.00 1,800.00 1,294.96
Stone Trips 8 220.00 1,760.00 1,266.19
Sand Trips 10 100.00 1,000.00 719.42
Galvanize post 4" Poles 3 60.00 180.00 129.50
Red Wood Board (for backboards) Boards 4 16.00 64.00 46.04
Iron Rod 5/8 Rods 3 20.00 60.00 43.17
Oil Paint Buckets 10 20.00 200.00 143.88
Nails (assorted) Pounds 10 13.00 130.00 93.53
Wawa Board Pieces 10 10.00 100.00 71.94
Nets Nets 2 5.00 10.00 7.19
Mason Labor 1 600.00 600.00 431.65
Carpenter Labor 1 200.00 200.00 143.88
Welder labor 1 200.00 200.00 143.88
Water Truck 1 100.00 100.00 71.94
Basketballs Balls 7 20.00 140.00 100.72
Paint Supplies Brushes 10 2.00 20.00 14.39
Total 6,5640.00 4,722.30


Total Project Cost
 % Contribution Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
Partnership Contribution 71 6,564.00 4,722.30
Community Contribution 29 2,650.00 1,906.47
Total Project Cost 9,214.00 6,628.77

PC Resources

None.

Project Reflection and Sustainability

Still pondering.