Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Stretching the Rupee

Some generous people have provided us with some money to distribute as we see fit and I thought that it's about time that we provided some feedback on where this money has gone.

With my uncle and auntie's money we were able to buy stationary items for all the year 10's, along with pocket dictionaries which they are using for their english and business studies.

In addition to this we also purchased 2 of the 4 UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supplies) which will be used for the new computer room that is currently being fitted out.

To keep my Auntie happy (she's a fantastic cook), we also bought for the kitchen a "Mixy" (food processor) which the girls in the kitchen are very excited about as it will make their job much easier.

Our Church had also given us some funds and so far these have gone towards a new fridge for the kitchen which is used to store the milk, the other fridge had broken down and the milk was being stored in a fridge some distance from where it was needed. In addition they are also paying for bathroom renovations for the big boys hostel (about 20 boys aged 15-18) which was pretty disgusting - work has already commenced on this project and should be completed in a couple of weeks time.

My neighbour contributed enough to purchase 4 ceiling fans, 1 of which will be used in a small office room and the others are being installed in the new computer room – this will keep kids, teachers and most importantly the computers cool(er) than they would otherwise be.

Many others have requested the bank account details and as their money comes in we'll have no trouble purchasing much-needed items for the kids and post feedback on the blog. A little bit of money goes a long way over here (for example 1 UPS costs $35, 1 cornetto = 35 cents) so if you're interested in helping out feel free to send me an email and I'll get back to you with the various ways this can occur. If you've got a spare week, 2 or 25 we'd also be keen to see you over here - you'll get much more out of it than you put in...guaranteed!

1 comment:

  1. Ash (the good looking brother)September 5, 2009 at 11:20 AM


    I assume it's been you calling in the last hour. I can't hear anything as soon as I pick up. Not sure what's going on there...

    If you want to call, send me an email to hotmail (which I check every day) and we'll organise a time when you can call my home phone.