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Everland: Provisional Costings

 Here you can see the total amount of money needed, broken down into separate stages. As you can see, when taken in small chunks - this project is within sight!  Exciting times ahead...

 

 

GBP

USD

Excavating and clearing site in prep for building:

677.40

1016.10

Digging trenches and placing concrete foundations:

2023.33

3035.00

Building the Home and all brickwork:

4257.42

6386.13

Roofing:         

2009.86

3014.80

Windows:

783.33

1175.00

Doors:

350.00

525.00

Wall and floor finishes:          

1803.33

2705.00

Ceiling finishes:

730.00

1095.00

Provisional (inc kitchen facilities, electric, plumbing):

1906.66

2860.00

2x indoor wall pics, 1 outdoor plaque and 1 road sign:

458.67

687.97

 TOTAL COST

 £15,000.00

 $22,500.00

 

Calculations are based on £1.00 GBP being equivalent to $1.50 USD. The exchange rate may vary throughout the fundraising process.


The above figures have been provided by a firm of architects in Liberia, and this is likely to be very close to the figure we are looking at in order to make this dream become a reality and to enhance the lives of many children in and around the slum district in Monrovia.


This is the architect’s drawing of the front elevation of Everland. Rooms will include an office, kitchen, staff toilets, girl’s dorm with showers and WC, boy’s dorm with showers and WC, common room/dining room, and matron’s room. The matron's room is situated between the dorms, so that she has fast access to each dorm if necessary.  The matron's room also has space for a bed or two and thus can act as a makeshift clinic until there is the possibility of building a full clinic on site. Right now, if a child is very sick and needs treatment, the nearest clinic is two hours drive away, along a very rough and bumpy road.

 

When Everland is built, there will be room to take in a lot of needy children from in and around the area, especially considering the crisis in the Ivory Coast right now, which is resulting in many children arriving into Liberia barefoot and without any sense of stability or love, having seen the most atrocious scenes of violence and unrest.

 

Exciting times ahead, for us, for the children, and for Michael’s legacy!!