Girls’ Dormitory Project
Girls’ Dormitory Project (2019)
Like the boys’ dorm, this building would be built using modular bedroom units from Sango Building Industrial Ltd. in China. These units will be joined together to create a structure that requires a minimal foundation built on cement filled cinderblock piers (or wood form piers) with metal plate shims to level it. This allows airflow to help water evaporate.
It will be slightly larger than the boy’s dorm which TCF completed this year. It will be placed on top of the foundation of the old boys’ dorm that was torn down for safety reasons, with one step at the front door and a ramp to the back door from the kitchen. There will be a 10’ overhang on the front porch and 5’ overhang on each of the other sides.
There will be 3 large bedrooms with 10 beds in each room with desks and electricity. The 2 smaller rooms will each have 8 beds. There will be an additional guest/staff room with its own bathroom.
We learned many lessons while fundraising and building the boys’ dormitory last year, and we enter this project with that knowledge to help guide us.
“The building is moving and sinking, the doors & windows don’t close. Cracks are so deep in the walls that you can see outside, & they are expanding. The rain comes in and the girls are cold at night, forcing them to sleep 2 to a bed to keep warm. These girls are at risk & we MUST act!” -Arturo Echeverri
We are raising $197,415 for this very important project. Thank you for helping us give them a safe home!