cost and return
→ What does it cost?
The cost of a school varies depending on the number of classrooms, generally 6 to 8, based on the number of out-of-school children in the area and the needs of the community. There has been an increase in cost as a result of significant inflation and price increases on materials.
→ Cost per child = $400 – $500
→ Cost per classroom = $40,000 – $50,000
→ Cost per school = school budget established per site
→ ROI – What is the return on investment?
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 $20 per year to give a child access to education – an amazing return on investment.
→ Raising funds
We are currently raising funds to build a school at Lalula, in the Huila Province, to give 1000 children access to education.