cost and return
→ What does it cost?
→ Cost per child = $350
→ Cost per classroom = $35,000
→ Cost per school = $140,000 – $280,000
→ ROI – What is the return on investment?
The cost of a school varies depending on the number of classrooms, which can be from 4 to 8, depending on the number of students in the village, and the needs of the community. Each classroom accommodates about 50 students, and there are generally two shifts a day. The cost is to get the school built, but children will be in those classrooms for the next 25 or 30 years, which breaks down to about $14 per student per year – an amazing return on investment.
→ Raising funds
We are currently raising funds to build a school in Benguela, on the outskirts of Cubal, where there has never been a school. This will be a 10-classroom school, with a cost of $350,000, and will give over 1000 children at Bairro Novo the chance to go to school.