At the end of 2019, consultations were held with three construction companies regarding the possibilities and cost budget for building the new school building in two phases.
Ultimately it was decided to do the project with local builders.
Phase 1 in the period 2020 - 2021: 10 classrooms and phase 2 in the period 2021-2024: complete construction and fill in functions
A detailed cost estimate is available.
|Number of working days||1200|
The cost estimate results in a total amount for the
FIRST PHASE from: almost €75.000,-
SECOND PHASE from: spacious €50.000,-
Bulldozer leveling construction site
1ST PHASE ONGOING START
The construction of an access “road” through a piece of land belonging to the neighbor was a great action. This allows the trucks to reach the construction site, which saves a lot of towing work. The use of the bulldozer to construct the high retaining wall and dig the large foundation holes also contributed to the flying start. At one point, 20 men were working to keep up with the bulldozer that was limited available.
Access road is being made
frames supporting pillars
A lot of ironwork and concrete incorporated in the foundation to make everything earthquake resistant. All manual work. Men were a bit happy when the large concrete mixer had arrived from Kathmandu because that saves them a lot of hard work.
After the foundation legs were connected with wide stone walls, the construction site was leveled with the bulldozer, when it was once again in the vicinity.
All posts are made up to the height of the first floor.
Quite a challenge, eventually with the support of more than 40 men and women from the community, we managed to provide the entire floor area with concrete in 1 day. Respect.
Women walked with baskets of sand and split weighing up to 80 kg on their backs. 8 people provided the food and drinks. (December 16, 2020)
all piles deposited January 3, 2021
first part of the staircase
The stairwell is immediately included in the concrete work. It can be seen that the construction team has a lot of experience in these types of buildings.
The first concrete piles on the 1st floor have already been poured.
first load of stones
The first walls were built with bricks from the local brick factory, a 5-hour drive away.
first wall for stair construction
The windows and doors are locally made from local wood.
example Window unit
Roof construction started last week in January. All the wood that was used for the mezzanine floor has now been used for the roof.
preparation for the roof
Then gathering material for the concrete day Friday 26 February
With the help of nearly 50 women, men and youth from the community, we managed to make 10 cubic meters of concrete in 1 day and spread it over the roof.
the roof will be ready at the beginning of March for the construction of the stairwell.
roof stairwell ready
roof edge bricklaying
eaves plastered and railing fittedchamfer the roof for rain drainage
the floor of the ground floor is actually 1 big puzzle. Stones are chopped to size and spread over a layer of concrete mix.
A balustrade will be made on the first floor and on the roof. first 50cm bricks and a concrete reinforcement with a stainless steel fence inside.
balustrade on the roof
Two metalworkers have been on the construction site for almost 2 weeks to make the balustrade and steel window gratings.
Steel frames are installed on the inside to prevent large pieces of glass from falling into the classrooms in the event of an earthquake.
steel grids in windows
a lot of stucco
Because the bulldozer could be used to make the foundation holes, this was immediately done for the foundation for what was initially planted as the 2nd phase. Afterwards this would not have been possible because the distance to the partition is too small to be able to work with a heavy machine.
The temporary sanitary facilities
Inventory required sanitary facilities
The school board has a strong desire to equip a good kitchen so that all children can eat a good meal.
while we first assumed that we would use the internet via a At the beginning of March 2022, we were surprised by the news that fiber optic internet was being installed in Sailung. 2 days later it was already connected in the school.
Computers are donated and are taken to Nepal in the container.
Because teachers come from outside Sailung, the wish is to set up 1 room for the time being as a teacher living space.
Painting can only be done after the rainy season when the building is completely dry. The paint will be largely sponsored by paint factory in Nepal.
Need: leveling, drainage - monsoon resistant, separation with almost 2 meters lower parts, etc.
With the placement of the sanitary building on a lower piece of land, it was also decided to turn the lower part into a playground for the smallest children.
The site is finished all around with sturdy retaining walls to prevent the sides from washing away during the rainy season.