EBURRU PRIMARY SCHOOL TRUST
Notes of a supplementary meeting on 16 January 2015:
Gordon Strevens, Karanja, Gill Marshall-Andrews
The meeting was to discuss the tender for the 3 classrooms
being funded by TAS.
Three verbal quotes had been received : 9.8, 22.214.171.124 per classroom. A further verbal quote of 2 m was given by a
contractor Gordon bought to the school.
Only one of these contractors is open to negotiation.
The sum indicated by the MP Hon Methenge who is a builder by
trade was 2.5m. It was agreed that
Karanja will try and negotiate down to this figure and when /if successful he
will give the written tender to Gordon who will forward a proposal to TAS. Hopefully by mid Feb in time for the next TAS
There was a discussion about the government’s laptop
computer programme. Eburru is in the
first tranche of this programme because it has a suitable building. What is likely to be needed to make the
programme a success is an IT technician.
The principal will prepare a proposal for funding this position.
There was a discussion about the blackboards that have been
newly painted. Some of them don’t work
and need repainting. Gordon gave the
principal 3000/- to buy new paint in time for school opening on Monday. Gordon
promised to re-imburse himself this amount from the trust account.
The teacher situation is still dire. TSC do not have the teachers available but
when they do they will be allocated to Eburru.
The parents will fund 10 teachers, paying them 5,600/- per month.
Meeting ended at 2.30pm.