November update okasfund Textbook Project

Text Book Project

To ensure that all students at the Old Kampala Senior Secondary School have access to textbooks

​Facts:
 Less than 10% of the 2000 students currently enrolled in classes Senior 1 to Senior 6 have access to standard textbooks.
 Most students rely on classroom notes prepared by their teachers using books that are outdated editions.
 Despite this severe limitation, many students continue to achieve stellar grades in both ‘O’ and ‘A’ level exams.

Project:

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Phase I: A pilot project that will provide 100 copies of textbooks for 4 subjects that were voted by all the heads of departments at a meeting convened by OKAS Fund in July 2016.The books, which will remain the property of the school, will be used by all classes on a rotational basis. The class teacher and the head boys/girls will ensure that ALL the text books are securely locked up at the end of each day. We anticipate the text books to last for a minimum of 5 years.The headmistress and the head teachers have provided a list of essential textbooks for the following subjects
• Mathematics (4 books)
• Biology (4 books)
• Economics (1 books)
• Geography (3 books)

Phase II: Full implementation of the project will be undertaken following the successful completion of the pilot project. For this phase, textbooks in the additional following subjects will be provided: Agriculture, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Fine Arts, History, and Physics. 
Estimated Costs:
Every effort will be made to procure the text books locally. The estimated costs of the two phases are as follows:

​Facts:
 Less than 10% of the 2000 students currently enrolled in classes Senior 1 to Senior 6 have access to standard textbooks.
 Most students rely on classroom notes prepared by their teachers using books that are outdated editions.
 Despite this severe limitation, many students continue to achieve stellar grades in both ‘O’ and ‘A’ level exams.

Project: 
Phase I: A pilot project that will provide 100 copies of textbooks for 4 subjects that were voted by all the heads of departments at a meeting convened by OKAS Fund in July 2016.The books, which will remain the property of the school, will be used by all classes on a rotational basis. The class teacher and the head boys/girls will ensure that ALL the text books are securely locked up at the end of each day. We anticipate the text books to last for a minimum of 5 years.The headmistress and the head teachers have provided a list of essential textbooks for the following subjects
• Mathematics (4 books)
• Biology (4 books)
• Economics (1 books)
• Geography (3 books)

Phase II: Full implementation of the project will be undertaken following the successful completion of the pilot project. For this phase, textbooks in the additional following subjects will be provided: Agriculture, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Fine Arts, History, and Physics. 
Estimated Costs:
Every effort will be made to procure the text books locally. The estimated costs of the two phases are as follows:

​Phase I:

  • Textbooks: £20,000 ($26,000)
  • Shipping and Handling: £3,000 ($3,900)
  • Total Cost: £60,000 ($78,000)


Phase II

  • £32,000 ($41,600)
  • £5,000 ($6,500)

Project Dates and Audits:
• Pilot Project Implementation Date: January 1, 2017
• Full Project Implementation Date: July 1, 2017
• Audits: Monthly audits will be carried out at the School by the coordinator appointed by OKAS Fund. Furthermore, an annual review will be undertaken by a UK /US trustees who will visit the School at their own expense.
Our Promise to You:

  • We have zero administrative costs as these are fully borne by the founding trustees.

Trustees:
Please make your checks payable to OKASFund and mail to

  •  Arun Patel, 2 Empress Avenue, Ilford, Essex IG1 3 DD; Arunpatel3@gmail.com; +0208 554 9087
  • itendra (Jit) Davda, 3 Edgeland Court N.W., Calgary, Alberts, Canada T3A 2Y8; davdaj@gmail.com; +403 402 9110
  •  Mayoor Patel, 12 New Hall Lane, Bolton, Lancs BL1 5LN; Mayoor@RSYNC.co.uk; +1204 846320
  •  Shirish Patel, 155 Dunrovin Lane, Rochester, NY 14618; Shirish@poliochildren.org; +585 442 2505
  • o Saifudin Najefy, 36 Waltham Avenue, Kingsbury, London NW 9, Saifnajefi@aol.com; +0208 204 8786
  • Suresh Desai, 38 Cranbourne Avenue, Surbiton Surrey, KT 6

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