June Hartranft Memorial Primary School for Girls
Providing basic human needs for impoverished students and staff and increasing education resources.
Describe the need affecting community
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
(1) Nutrition plan for 3 daily meals for all 472 students during the school year 2016-17 and ongoing (2) Purchase of a bus to benefit the School and community, particularly the large commuting student body of 402 students (3) Build living quarters for staff and Head Teacher (4) Establish a school library (5) Secure stipends for underpaid and non-paid teachers (6) Install solar panels to subsequently establish computer labs (7) Purchase 150 bunk beds and mattresses for Boarding School students/staff (8) Replace crumbling ceilings and repaint classrooms and boarding quarters (9) Establish recreational facilities.
Describe the primary goal of the project
(1) Nutrition plan – daily meals for all 472 students and 22 auxiliary staff/teachers during the school year 2016-17 and ongoing – to employ local qualified persons – 2 additional cooks, increase purchase of (cooking) wood from local farmers, purchase additional food supplies/cooking items from local market women (2) Purchase of a $30,000 new mini-bus, w/ proper licensing and employment of a secured, licensed driver (through an identified reputable car dealer in Freetown) for the immediate benefit of the large commuting student body, and for business uses by the school including medical, academic opportunities, or other emergencies (3) Build on campus living quarters for staff and Head Teacher -1 private 3-room apartment for Head Teacher and 4 private 2-room apartments for teachers (4) Establish a school library – Use existing contacts to identify potential partnerships – rotary clubs, schools (5) Secure (22) stipends for underpaid or non-paid teachers/workers (6) Install solar panels to then establish computer lab (60 computers) in wing off new library (7) 150 bunk bed frames and 150 mattresses for Boarding School (8) Replace/rebuild school classrooms and boarding school – replace old cracked, crumbling ceilings in existing buildings and paint classrooms, Administration building, Assembly Hall, Boarding Home, Dining Room and Recreational building (9) Recreational facilities for students (school and community) – swinging poles, tether ball poles, playing fields and related sports equipment primary goal is to provide meals for girls so that they can stay in school. The long term goal is providing education for under-privileged girls.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
1. More girls attaining education. 2. Healthier, well-fed and happy school girls. 3. A literate community with more empowered women.