5 year plan
for the construction of the Jamiloschool
and changes within the foundation
In 2008, in Kisumu, Kenya the realization of a Nursery and Primary school started, where disadvantaged and orphaned children are provided with free education. This initiative as main component for the project “the children left behind” was started by Mrs. M. A. Dalm under de wing of the Foundation “Support for Homma Hills”, which has a working agreement with the local Foundation Ysdak (Youth Sports and Development Association Kenya). The name of the foundation “Support for Homa Hills” is in 2015 changed into the “the children left behind”. The work of the foundation “Support For Homma Hills” (including sub-projects related to) will be phased out in the near future as a project under the new foundation and finally ended. The project Shika Tamaa will be continued under the foundation name “the children left behind” (tclb), as well as the project Jamilo where this plan focuses on. On December 1st 2015 the school consists of 6 classrooms, a library, an office for the Principal and restrooms for boys and girls. The school is on site guided by a supportive couple Mr. and Mrs. Omollo, whom also act as the local management.
The tclb foundation is a full-fledged ANBI institution (General Utility Intended Foundation) and carries full independent financial responsibility. The Board and its volunteers are the driving force behind the fundraising and preserves as primary care that the financial benefits are present to ensure the continuity of the foundation in general and (for this plan) the school in particular.
The Board composition will change over in time. The Board members of the former foundation “Support For Homa Hills” (SfHH), will resign in due time. Gradually all tasks and responsibilities will be handed over to the Board of the new foundation name “the children left behind”. Mrs. C.M. Dalm-van Stam is still a current Board member of this foundation. The following persons have pronounced their participation on the new board: Mrs. M.A. van Arkel-Dalm and Mrs. G. Scharp. The transfer will take place at the end of 2016. Mr. I de Joode will resign his post as chairman and Mw. M.A. van Arkel-Dalm will take over. Mr. I. de Joode, will remain as member of the board, until all activities under the project SfHH have been completed. At the end of 2016 Mw. G. Scharp will accede as a member of the board. Mrs. C.M. Dalm-van Stam has indicated her current Board position as Secretary & Treasurer to be continued. Mw. P. van Bohemen stays till the next meeting where she may be present to say goodbye. Mr. F.W. Roukens has indicated to take a position in the Board when the Board deems it necessary.
The continuation of the Board of the foundation tclb is herewith guaranteed for a minimum of 5 years. The Board will act according to the statutes as filed at the Chamber of Commerce under number 27249422. It is in accordance with the articles of the Association to meet at least twice a year and attempt to visit the project annually in Kisumu Kenya by one or more board members or volunteers.
The foundation has, among other things, the aim to realize a primary school to Kenyan structure, for disadvantaged and orphaned children. An attempt is made to realize a complete accommodation in 2021, consisting of 11 classrooms, a library/teachers room, a room for the principal, enough restrooms for boys and girls, a multipurpose room (canteen-/cinema-/activities-/information- room), a kitchen and an accommodation for the Concierge/Security guard. All classrooms and other rooms should be equipped with electricity and the restrooms and kitchen of clean running water. The kitchen should have an opportunity to prepare a decent meal for 150+ children. The quality of the accommodations should be such, that it does not deviate from the average standard in Kenya, preferably even a higher level. In order to play an important role in the local education, the Board pursues a level of the subject matter, which becomes clearly above the average for the area where the school is situated. The teachers are selected upon their authorization as teacher, or willing to obtain it, with regard to knowledge and pedagogical/didactic competences.
In order to generate sufficient additional financial reserves for the coming years, so that within the term of the next 5 years the school can be extended. As in the objective indicated before, the following approximate financial resources are required for this purpose:
5 Classrooms: Multipurpose room Furniture Kitchen Concierge house Renovation of the restrooms
Acoustic Ceiling board Transportation/miscellaneous Maintenance
5 classroom x € 3888,-
5 year x € 200,-
This means roughly an average of € 8000.00 per year. Of course the aim will be to have the total amount previously available, in order to achieve the necessary accommodation as soon as possible. Currently a lot of work is done to realize sufficient financial room for the planned accommodations. The construction work will be carried out by a local contractor, in order to benefit the community of Kisumu. There is a decent effort needed to get together the necessary funds in a timely manner. Next to the current donations from individuals, we have to demonstrate an active policy towards private companies. At the same time we must consider something interesting in return, something that is beneficial for the company. For instance a banner in a sponsored classroom, or a nice plaque of which a picture can be taken in order to display in the building of the beneficiary company.
General Annual actions Gifts Action for Restrooms
General Annual actions Gifts
Action school Apeldoorn
General Annual actions Gifts
General Annual actions
General Annual actions
The coming period will be attempt to set a priority list of activities, of which can be derived, which financial resources are needed at what time. (To be set up in close cooperation with Mr. and Mrs. Omollo).
Place of the school in the community
Next to building the Jamilo School, is the aim to share the knowledge and resources with the community. This is organized by hosting information sessions and workshops, as well as the possibility to use books from the library. Moreover, the surrounding schools will be visited by the Board members/volunteers during their stay at the Jamilo School, if possible, help will be provided to the other schools. Periodically students from the University of Leiden visit the Jamilo School and also other schools in the neighborhood, within the framework of Global Awareness.
During these visits they will share information on all kinds of corporate social subjects, like HIV/Aids, sexual issues, women's rights, teaching methods, etc. The school building acts as the location where activities are organized by the Kenyan Ysdak Foundation for sports and games or information meetings and education about social issues.