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Renovation of existing Primary and Secondary school in Sampa, Ghana, West Africa

Sampa Catholic Mission School was built about 30 years ago to educate children in the Sampa community regardless of their race, religion, culture or background. The school also serves many of the children from the surrounding communities. Thaddeus Mensah was born and raised in Sampa. He attended and graduated from the Sampa Catholic Mission School back in the 1970’s. In 2007, while visiting his hometown and the school grounds, Thaddeus noticed many of the damage issues concerning the school building. As a Co-Founder of SCEP and passionate about his hometown school, Thaddeus approached the SCEP board about renovating the school building. The SCEP board agreed to partner with the Sampa Catholic Mission School as well as the parents and community leaders to provide financial resources to renovate the school building.

childrenwavingFacts about the Sampa Catholic Mission School

  • 24 classrooms in need of repair
  • $2,500 (U.S. dollars) per classroom (estimate – pending inflation)
  • 600 children attend the school (approx.)
  • 20 – 25 students per class (approx.)
  • Children from Sampa and other surrounding communities attend the school
  • Children from other races, religions, cultures and backgrounds attend the school
  • Education is the key to providing more opportunities for a brighter future for the student and his/her family

How SCEP partnered and completed the renovation project

  • Developed a partnership with the Sampa Catholic Mission School, parents and community leaders
  • Created an agreement to renovate one classroom at a time (pending the appropriate funding)
  • Goal is the complete all 24 classrooms (estimated total cost to complete all 24 classrooms US $60,000.00)
  • Achieved goal – renovated all 24 classrooms and new roofing was installed (SCEP’s total donation US $30,000.00)
  • Catholic Mission and the Community provided a portion of the materials as well as labor

Photo Journal:

PHASE 1: ‘MODEL’ CLASSROOM RENOVATION
BEFORE PHOTOS

AFTER PHOTOS

Sampa Mission School block of 24 classrooms in need of renovation. Roof damage creates serious safety problems and exposures to rainy weather conditions. More roof damage and faulty electrical wiring. More roof damage and faulty electrical wiring. Damage to an interior wall. Interior floor damage due to leaking roof and bad weather conditions. Interior and exterior wall damage. Windows in need of repair (inside) Windows in need of repair (outside)
Sampa Mission School block of 24 classrooms in need of renovation.

PHASE 2: CLASSROOM ROOF RENOVATIONS
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

Primary School before renovation. Roof of Primary School before renovation. Side view of Primary School before renovation. Primary School before renovation. Old roofing being removed. New roof being installed. Final phase of new roof.
Primary School before renovation.

PHASE 3:
Renovation of the building structure of 6 classrooms which includes new windows & paint.

Before photo December 2010 After photo December 2010 Before and After of the back of the school December 2010 Before photo of inside classroom. After photo of inside classroom.
Before photo December 2010

PHASE 4:
6 finished classrooms & new block of
‘work-in-progress’ classrooms.

Work-in-progress Work-in-progress

PHASE 5:
Sept. 15, 2011 – completed 12 classrooms

Sept. 15,2011 - Front view of the completed 12 classrooms, office and store block of the Sampa R.C. Primary School. Sept. 15, 2011 - Back view of the completed 12 classrooms, office and store block of Sampa R.C. Primary School. Sept. 15, 2011 - Students of class 4B of Sampa R.C. Primary School during a lesson.
Sept. 15,2011 - Front view of the completed 12 classrooms, office and store block of the Sampa R.C. Primary School.

PHASE 6:
Completion of the R.C. Sampa school!!

FRONT VIEW OF SAMPA RC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL -BLOCK A (BEFORE RENOVATION) BACK VIEW OF SAMPA RC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL -BLOCK A (BEFORE RENOVATION) FRONT VIEW OF SAMPA RC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BLOCK A - AFTER RENOVATION FRONT VIEW OF SAMPA RC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BLOCK A - AFTER RENOVATION BACK VIEW OF SAMPA RC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BLOCK A - AFTER RENOVATION BACK VIEW OF SAMPA RC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BLOCK A - AFTER RENOVATION STUDENTS OF SAMPA RC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL FORM TWO 'A' IN CLASS AFTER THE RENOVATION OF THEIR BLOCK. STUDENTS OF SAMPA RC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL FORM THREE 'A' IN CLASS AFTER THE RENOVATION OF THEIR BLOCK.
FRONT VIEW OF SAMPA RC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL -BLOCK A (BEFORE RENOVATION)

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