The continuation of school building project at Mansakonko Lower River Region, the Gambia:
Of course we continue. The school has been built halfway. The three class rooms are used every day intensively, therfore there is need for the expansion that was already planed. In addition to these 3 classrooms already built, another 3 extra classrooms with the necessary sanitry facilities required by the Thraining Centre at Mansakonko. With this expansion, we would like to start, preferably as soon as posible.
The idea is, as in the first phase, the GTTI students will continue to help during the construction work as part of their practical training programmes to gain experience in construction. This may allow them or facilitate their future employment with the other companies in the Gambia.
Concrete Mixer with hoist:
The Mansakonko foundation required a concrete Mixer with hoist during and after our construction project at Mansakonko, simply because, it may help us during our construction, and also possibly help us to rent it to the various companies to raise funds for our future programmes in the Gambia.
The Gambia is inadequate supply of electricity, therefore the reliability of Electricity supplied at Mansakonko Skill Training Centre become nightmare for the students and their Trainers, for that matter, the Mansakonko foundation in the Netherlands believe this on and off interruption of electricity on the site could cause a mechanical damage to all the electrical equipment on the site, and not only that, but also going to hinder the students from using the computers and the other electrical tools. To make learning more effectively for the students, the Mansakonko foundation believe that, solar energy will be more reliable electricity supply, which would provide the training centre 24/7 electricity supply. The Gambia Technical Training Institute's electrical engneering students will help to install the panels at the centre with the help of their trainers.
What is needed here?
Together these two extensions cost Euro 30.000, according to the estimation of Nic van der Riet, one of the volunteer of Mansakonko Foundation, and this total amount in euro includes all type of materials needed during the construction, part of the labour will be provided by the Gambia Technical Training Institute
How do we want to get the money?
Through actions, private donations and sponsorship by an organization that is active in and for developing countries, we hope to obtain the necessary funds.