With the help of some generous donors, we have purchased 2/3 of an acre. This is enough land to build a 6 room concrete school and a two room administration/library building.
The Rotary Club of Concordville Chadds Ford has taken the lead on getting a well on the land. Together with Reach Global and the Rotary Clubs of Media, Chester and Twin Valley, they have received a Rotary District 7450 grant. At this time, we are helping to administer the drilling of the well. This has proven to take longer than anticipated, as the well was much deeper than anticipated, and we have had to raise additional funds.
When the well is complete, we will begin a capital campaign to build a school.
We need to raise about $150,000 to build a school, put solar in for the well and class rooms, put in a small chicken farm, and invest in internet and computers to open the world of education to the students.
The long term goal is to purchase more land so that more classrooms can be built and the school can go past the 9th grade to the 12th grade. Additionally, Maxo and Avril would like to expand the school to teach trades to the local community members.