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Electricity Project Proposal

Revised; January 2008

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I.                       Summary

Mlimani Alumni Organization (MAO) was founded in 2005 with the aim of bringing together Mlimani Primary School alumni around the world and joining efforts to assist the school and improve the learning environment for current students.

The Umeme (Electricity) project was launched with the purpose of installing electricity at Mlimani Primary School.  Initially the organization will focus on installing electricity at the Administration Block (Head Teacher’s office and the Teacher’s Office) block and the end result is to have electricity at the whole school.

Mlimani Alumni Organization has already raised approximately $1850 for the Umeme Project.  MAO has also received pledges for the project amounting to approximately $1850. 

The Umeme Project expected costs stand at approximately $5,400. 

The organization is working to raise the remaining $1,700 to install electricity at the Administration block.

The current expected end date for the project is March 2008.

MAO is still accepting pledges and contributions from alumni and friends of the alumni to cover the remaining cost.  Your help will be greatly appreciated as it goes to provide a better learning environment for students at the Mlimani Primary School and conducive working environment for the teachers.

 

II.                    Introduction

Who we are

Mlimani Alumni Organization (MAO) was founded in 2005 with the aim of bringing together Mlimani Primary School alumni around the world and joining efforts to assist the school and improve the learning environment for current students. The school is located within the University of Dar es Salaam Mlimani campus in Tanzania, East Africa.  The current active members of the organization are former Mlimani Primary School students.

 

Our Mission Statement

The Mlimani Alumni Organization seeks to reach, serve and engage all alumni of Mlimani Primary School by:

1. Fostering an intellectual connection among Mlimani alumni, and also between alumni and the Mlimani Primary School

2. Giving alumni and Friends of Mlimani an opportunity to come together and provide a goodwill support to Mlimani Primary School.

3. Giving alumni the opportunity for peer mentoring.

4. Giving alumni an opportunity to host events and have fun!

 

Our activities

The organization is currently working on two projects concurrently, namely the Umeme (Electricity) and the Madawati (Desks) Projects.

The target population for the organization’s projects is the current Mlimani Primary School students and teachers while the target population for other organization activities is both the Alumni and current students.

Since it was founded, Mlimani Alumni Organization has hosted two alumni reunions, one in Dar es Salaam Tanzania in 2005 and another in Ohio, USA in 2006. 

At the alumni reunion party in Tanzania, MAO raised a total of Tshs. 450,000 in cash donations, equivalent to approximately US $450 for the Umeme project.  Additionally, the organization has raised US $1400 in cash also for the Electricity Project

MAO raised a total of US $1,500 in cash donations for the Madawati (Desks) project during the Ohio alumni reunion in USA.  Additionally, the organization has raised US $3,200 in cash also for the Madawati Project.  The goal for desks stands at 267, which is the current need. 

 

III.                 Needs/Problems

Mlimani Primary School is located within the University of Dar es Salaam campus and even though the neighboring surroundings have electricity supply, the primary school is still without electricity since it was built.

There are approximately 2000 students at Mlimani Primary School.  Both students and the teachers will benefit tremendously from the supply of electricity to the school.

The lack of electricity at Mlimani Primary has always had an impact on the students.  For example, proper lighting will help to ensure that the students and teachers maintain healthy eyes and therefore have good vision during the time that they spend reading and teaching (respectively) at the school.

The problem also hinders any efforts to open a computer lab at the school which will be beneficial in introducing computers to the young students preparing them for the advanced use of the equipment at higher learning institutions and the workplace.

Emergency response systems depend on electricity to operate.  In case of emergency the school management has no way of sending an alert to reach all students at the same time, electricity will facilitate the installation of a paging system for example which can be used to relay emergency and non-emergency messages to the school.

There are good educational programs on local radio stations but it is difficult for students to benefit from these programs or listen to the news due to lack of electricity.

IV.                Goals

MAO’s goal is to raise funds to install electricity at the Mlimani Primary School as early as the year 2008. 

The organization plans to start with the Administration Block and eventually be able to install electricity for the whole school.

Goal - Install electricity to the Administration block

Benefit:  The Head teacher and the teachers will be able to use electronic devices such as lights, radio, computer, paging system and other electronic equipment. 

V.                   Scope of Work

The work involves the services of an Electrical Contractor who has already done initial evaluation and provided drawings. 

The contractor will the wiring while a contractor from the electrical company Tanesco will finish up the work by pulling the electricity from the nearest pole to the school and finalize the project.

VI.                Timetable

Below is the expected timetable for the project divided into 3 phases.  The organization is currently focusing on accomplishing its goal of installing electricity to the Administration Block.

 

Description of Work

Start and End Dates

Phase One

Evaluation and drawings

November 2007 - Done

Phase Two

Wiring the Administration block

December 2007-January 2008

Phase Three

Finishing, covering outlets etc

January 2008

Phase Four

Tanesco work-installing electricity at the Administration block

February 2008-March 2008

 

VII.             Budget

The expected cost for the entire project is approximately $5,000.

 

Itemized Expenses

 

Description of Work

Anticipated Costs

 

Phase One

Evaluation and drawings

Tshs. 350,000

Phase Two

Wiring the Administration block (materials and labor)

Tshs. 1,708,690

Phase Three

Finishing, covering outlets etc (materials and labor)

Tshs.1,229,800

Phase Four

Tanesco work-installing electricity at the Administration block

Tshs.1, 761,605

 

Total Cost – (A)

Tshs 5,050,095.00

(Approx. $5000.00)

 

 

Funds Available for Umeme ( Electricity) Project (in Approx US dollar)

 

Cash Received

Cash on Hand

 

April 2006

From BBQ Tanzania 

$450

November, 2007

Alumni donations

$50

December, 2007

Individual donations (alumni and friends)

$1,800

 

Total Cash Received –(B)

$2300.00

 

 

Expected Funds (unpaid pledges) for Umeme ( Electricity) Project (in Approx US dollar)

 

Pledges Description

Pledges

 

By December 30, 2007

Pledges from alumni BBQ Tanzania 

$450

By December 31, 2007

Individual pledges (alumni and friends)

$800

By January 30, 2008

Pledges from alumni and friends

$600

 

Total in Pledges-(C)

$1,850.00

                                                                                                          

IX.                Evaluation

Progress will be evaluated at the end of each phase and will be communicated by email to the key personnel at that time. 

At the end of the project a representative of the school, the Head teacher and the alumni Project Representative, will evaluate the completion and communicate the result to the other key personnel.  The key personnel will then communicate the completion of the project to the community of alumni.

X.                   Endorsements

MAO has received support and endorsements for the project from the following:

·          All alumni and members of MAO

·          The Head teacher Ms. Pendo Kujerua

·          The Mlimani Primary school committee which includes parents of current students

·          Friends and relatives of alumni

XI.                Next Steps

Our request to you is:

·       Next step 1:  We would like to ask for your donation in support of phase 2 to 4 of the Umeme (Electricity) Project

·       Next step 2:  If you could help us spread the word to others who might be willing to support the efforts of MAO that will be greatly appreciated

·       Next step 3:  We would like your views, ideas and/or suggestions for this project or future projects for Mlimani Primary School


 
XII.             Appendix

Attached please find a copy of the estimated cost for the materials and services of the Electrical Contractor.

 

QUOTATION FOR THE ELECTRICAL WORKS FOR WIRING PHASE OF ADMINISTRATIVE BLOCK AT

MLIMANI PRIMARY SCHOOL (By I. Daniel Kitutu)

 

NO

   DESCRIPTION

QUANTITY

UNIT PRICE (Tshs.)

   COST

(Tshs.)

1.

2.

 

3.

4.

5.

6.

 

7.

8.

 

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

 

14.

 

15.

16.

 

17.

18.

19.

20.

 

21.

22.

23.

TPN  Fused Main Isolator 63A

TPN  Main switch 63A.with MCB

 

TPN – RCD 63A.

Copper Earth  road

Twin switch  sockets 13A

Fluorescent light fittings 4-

Complete with tubes ( Philips)

Plastic square boxes

Twin boxes galvanized heavy-duty

Square  covers

Flush switches       1 ×1

Flush Switched      2 ×1

P.V.C conduits  ¾

Cable single core 1.5mm²  Red, Black & Green

Cables single core 2.5mm²

Red ,Black & Green

P.V.C  connectors 15A

P.V.C cable single core 16mm²  Red + Black

Wire nails 2½

Brass wood screws 1½ ×7

Cement

P.V.C cable single core 10mm²

Green/ yellow for earthing

Plastic round boxes 4ways

Lorry of sand

Nill

 

          1

          1

            

          1

          1

          9

 

        24

        15

7         

       

          7

          5

          1

        60

 

        13 Rolls

 

        15 Rolls

          2 Bars

 

          6 m

          1 kg

          1 Ptk

          1 Bag

        

          8 m

          4

          1 trip

 

220,000

171,000

 

  55,000

  51,000

    6,100

 

  15,000

    1,500

    2,500

 

       150

    1,500

    2,500

     1200

 

  26,500

 

  43,000

       370

 

    6,000

    1,200

     1800

  18,000

   

    4,500

       350

60,000

10,000

  220,000

  171,000

 

    55,000

    51,000

    54,900

 

  360,000

    22,500

    17,500

 

       1050

      7,500

      2,500

    72,000

 

  344,500

 

   645,000

          740

 

     36,000

       1,200

        1800

     18,000

 

     36,000

        1400

     60,000

    10,000

 

 

 

 

Subtotal

Labor charge

      

 

 

 

 

 2,189,590

    758,900

 

Grand Total  (in Tshs)

 

 

  2,948,490