We have been able to complete the provision of doors and windows of one of the 4-classroom building, while the second one has been roofed. Meanwhile, we have completed the building of the toilet, with good toilet facilities for the Pupils and the Teachers. We need some fund to complete the plastering and provision of doors and windows for the second uncompleted classroom block, and to paint the buildings thereafter.
Furthermore, we have been able to plant maize and cassava on 3 acres, part of a family land, donated to the Institute by one of our generous benefactors here in Ijebu-Igbo, proposed to be used for a future Technical school to assist the indigenous youths in vocational skills acquisition. The corn and the cassava farm are meant to provide food both for the pig farm and the Friars as well.
UN-GOING/IMMEDIATE FUTURE PROJECTS:
- On Farming: In another development, we have procured 150 palm seedlings for
Meanwhile, the pilot phase of the piggery has commenced, and we hope to increase the stock to a reasonable commercial quantity as soon as possible. We hope to use the proceeds from the piggery to assist the payment of the teachers’ salaries. (Average of 19, 200 USD, per annum for the staff strength of 24)
- On School Development- We hope to procure a piece of Land, about 2 acres beside the school premises, which would cost us about 850 USD, for the school playground and future expansions.
- On Means of Transportation-The very urgent problem that is facing our apostolate at the moment is non-availability of a suitable means of transportation to the villages. The roads are rough and muddy, more so, with the rain, it becomes very difficult to travel on the road. The most adequate means of transportation to the villages is a strong and durable 4x4 Pickup. (A jeep with four wheel drive). The current cost price for a good Pickup jeep (Toyota, Takoma model), durable and suitable for the village roads, by a recent market survey, is between 5,500 – 7,000 USD.