We are delighted to announce that Peace Ambassadors Pakistan is well on our way to adding a computer school to our Malala Educational Project. The painting above (measuring a whopping 8 x 10 FEET) will be adorning our new classroom.
The Malala Educational Project provided free literacy and drawing education to almost forty rural children and female housemaids from October 2012 – April 2013. It was a smashing success.
Our computer school will add 10 computers for our teenage students to learn basic data entry, word processing, and internet access skills. The goal is to make these students ready to enter the Lahore computer workforce after six months of training. We have received scores of generous donations, ranging from Colorado, New York, and France, to help us raise nearly $5500 to kickstart the project. Woohoo!
Due to the cost of computers, two strong air conditioners (temperatures are already over 100 F / 40 C in Lahore), computer desks, and the rental of a bigger classroom to fit both projects (we will continue to teach the children reading and writing in Urdu and English), we will need nearly $9000 to finish this project. It will happen!! But we need YOUR HELP! Please go to our Donation Page to help us provide education for these children.
We are blessed to be able to add to our list of community building successes in Lahore, Pakistan. We have provided purifying water tanks, given clothing, food, and toys to flooded victims of the NW province, offered interfaith vigils for victims of violence, and have built a school. The work wouldn’t be possible without the joy-soaked dedication of our two youngest team members, 21 year old Anser Bhatti and 19 year old Maham Bhatti.
BUDGET REPORT FOR PAP COMPUTER SCHOOL.
1) Rent of the one room = 15000 Pak rs = 156 US $
For six months 15000 X 6 = 90000 Pak rs = 936 US $
2) One computer = 8900 Pak rs = 93 US $
For 10 Computer 8900 X 10 = 89000 Pak rs = 930 US $
3) LCD for Computer = 5500 Pak rs = 58 US $
For 10 LCD’s 5500 X 10 = 55000 Pak rs = 580 US $
4) Internet Connection for one computer = 1099 Pak rs = 12 US $
For 10 Computers 1099 X 10 = 10990 Pak rs = 120 US $
Internet for 10 computers for 6 months 10990 X 6 = 65400 Pak rs = 720 US $
5) Computer Accessories (mouse, keyboard, wire & cables etc)
One computer = 2300 Pak rs = 24 US $
For 10 computers 2300 X 10 = 23000 Pak rs = 240 US $
6) Computer Chairs = 4800 Pak rs = 50 US $
10 computer chairs = 4800 X 10 = 48000 Pak rs = 500 US $
7) Bills electricity + water + gas APPOX = 21000 Pak rs = 228 US $
For 6 months 21000 X 126000 Pak rs = 1368 US $
8) Wood work (computer shelves) = 80000 Pak rs = 869 US $
9) Air conditioner = 49000 Pak rs = 523 US $
Two air conditioners (one for Hall one for other room)
49000 X 2 = 98000 Pak rs = 1046 US $
Initialization for one conditioner = 4000 Pak rs = 44 US $
Initialization for 2 conditioner = 8000 Pak rs = 88 US $
Total for air conditioners = 106000 Pak rs = 1134 US $
10) UPS Generator = 67000 Pak rs = 728 US $
11) Carpet and decoration for the school = 60000 Pak rs = 652 US $
US $ Pak rs