G-1115

Schoonspruit School Hostel

Description

Financing

Documents

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History Logs

Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: South Africa

Location: Klerksdorp

Total Budget: $35,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy


The objective of this Global Grant Project is to equip a hostel to provide accommodation to students (aged 13 to 18) who would otherwise, because of financial constraints, not be able to attend the Schoonspruit High School.

The school serves a geographical area with radius 200 km (125 miles).

Direct beneficiaries of this project will be 20 to 30 under privileged students per year, ad infinitum.

Sustainability : The primary need in this community is further (higher) education. There are many Primary Schools (students aged 5 to 12) in the region but very few Secondary Schools (students aged 13 to 18) accessible to under privileged students who can't afford transport costs. This need was identified through thorough target area and market research done by the Governing Body and personnel of Schoonspruit High School. Unfortunately the budget of the South African Department of Education does not support infrastructure development at South African Schools. Members of the local community are intensely involved in the planning of the project. The project aligns with current ongoing initiatives through the active parents and Governing Body of the Schoonspruit High School, which have launched many fundraising projects and have acquired a suitable building to convert into a hostel.

The current infrastructure, administrative capacity and management structures of Schoonspruit High School bodes well for the sustainability of the project. Anticipated Start and end Dates: 01 May 2016 to 15 December 2016. Rotarians will be involved in the selection of the budget items and their business acumen and facilitation will be used to choose suitable suppliers. Rotarians will also be hands-on with the installation of equipment, painting and other renovation work to save costs.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9370

Rotary Club of: Orkney

Primary Contact: Anne Botha

Email: anne.botha@mweb.co.za

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Carlsbad

Primary Contact: Jim Omeara

Email: jim.omeara.mail@gmail.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means the funds have been received and the project is being implemented.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1743473.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Carlsbad (5340)

18-Jul-16

$5,000

$5,000

$10,000

Orkney (9370)

25-Jul-16

$5,000

$5,000

$10,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$5,000

$10,000

$15,000

Total

$35,000

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

30-Mar-16

System Entry

Creation of project page.

1-Jul-16

by Jim Omeara

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Jim Omeara of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, District 5340.

18-Jul-16

by Jim Omeara

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Jim O'Meara of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, District 5340.

18-Jul-16

by Jim Omeara

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 with $5,000 DDF by Jim O'Meara of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, District 5340.

18-Jul-16

by Jim Omeara

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 with $5,000 DDF by Jim O'Meara of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, District 5340.

18-Jul-16

by Jim Omeara

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

25-Jul-16

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 with $5,000 DDF by Anne Botha of the Rotary Club of Orkney, District 9370.

9-Nov-16

by Jim Omeara

G 1115 has been submitted to TRF and has been given the following submitted to TRF for review and provided the following Grant number GG 1743473. Anne Botha has been in touch with TRF regarding elements of the proposal.

9-Feb-17

by Jim Omeara

TRF has disbursed Grant funds into the project account.

According to Schoonspruit committee, "The school is over the moon

and the project is in full swing."

17-May-17

by Jim Omeara

Awaiting contact inquiry. Will be visiting the project in Jun.

7-Jun-17

by Jim Omeara

Funding has been received by host club and 65% of funds have currently been disbursed on the project site.

12-Jul-17

by Jim Omeara

Recently visited sight and it appeared complete. Confirming with The Rotary Club of Orkney that the final report to TRF has been submitted.

22-Jul-17

by Jim Omeara

This is very near completion. I will immediately contact District 9370 and confirm final documents were submitted to TRF.

22-Jul-17

by Jim Omeara

I have contacted District 9370 Global Grants Chair for an update.

15-Aug-17

by Jim Omeara

G 1115 aka GG 1743473 final report has been submitted to TRF.

24-Aug-17

by Jim Omeara

G 1115 or GG 1743473 has been approved, and paid. We are waiting final from TRF.

25-Aug-17

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.

25-Aug-17

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.

25-Aug-17

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.

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