Maintenance of Al-Zakhira Primary School
An Engineering report for the maintenance works of Al-Zakhira school, mainly in Al-Shajara neighborhood
Document number: NS-SV-KRT-19-01
Date: 21 October 2019
The Sudan Renaissance Initiative aims to support and develop voluntary work in the rehabilitation of schools and public utilities.
Pilot Studies is conducting pilot studies to organize the maintenance of schools. These studies provide a practical model for the various maintenance works in different areas. Three schools were selected to represent the three main areas of Khartoum State which include Omdurman, Khartoum and Khartoum Bahry.
A number of different neighborhood committees were contacted to nominate schools. The following schools were selected:
Abu Bakr Al - Siddiq School in Umbada district, in Omdurman.
Sayed El Tayeb El Araby School.
Al-Zakhira Model School in Al-Shajara neighborhood south of Khartoum.
This engineering report presents the work of the field visit, the data collected and analyzed. The report also presents the technical recommendations that will be implemented by the Sudan Renaissance Initiative for Al-Zakhira Model School in Al-Shajara neighborhood south of Khartoum.
2 Field visit
2-1 Date of visit
The main field visit took place on Sunday 13 October 2019, and a number of other visits were made to collect more data.
2-2 The location of the school
Al-Zakhira Model School is located in Al-Shajara South khartoum, on the south side of Al-Noor Mosque on the west side of Al-Shajara main road (according to the following coordinates: 32 ° 29'35.18 "E - 15 ° 31'51.26" N), as shown in Figure 1.
2-3- the Engineering team
The technical and field team of the visit consisted of:
- Khalid Mohammed - the official of the resistance committee in the neighborhood of the AL-Shajara.
- School's director.
- Ashraf Mohamed Khalil - Civil Engineer.
- Members of the neighborhood committee.
3- The required maintenance works
3-1- Results of the field survey
The current problems were limited to the theoretical examination of the school buildings, as well as in consultation with the school administration to find out which maintenance has been completed or is currently being implemented or will be implemented soon by other entities to prevent overlap of work. Maintenance required.
It was found that the Parents Council, in cooperation with the school administration, made maintenance of the external and internal whiteness of the classrooms, as well as paints for the outer wall of the school, also showed the absence of risks from the collapse of walls or ceilings. Appendix A shows the data collected from the field visit.
The following pictures show some aspects of the classes and external hallways.
3-2- Summary of the work currently required
The required maintenance work can be summarized urgently in:
- Construction of umbrellas along with the classes (balconies) length of 32 meters.
- Construction of false ceilings for classes to reduce the high temperature inside the classes during the afternoons (8 classes with an area of 40 square meters for the classes).
- Siphon latrines were made with 10 toilets instead of existing pit latrines.
- Maintenance of the outer walls of the classes.
- Paints for classes (external).
- The need to maintain a large number of broken chairs unusable.
3-3- Determining the priorities of maintenance works
Three key criteria were adopted when setting maintenance priorities:
- First, problems that pose a threat to the safety of students and teachers.
- Second, problems that directly affect the educational process.
- Finally, problems that negatively affect student comfort but do not affect the safety of students or the progress of the educational process.
Prioritization is also based on the ease with which the task can be completed, both physically and practically, where lower-cost work is prioritized to be more easily and fully accomplished.
Accordingly, the five problems identified were arranged in the following order:
- Maintenance of chairs (welding and fabric).
- Construction of false ceilings for the classes to reduce the high temperature inside the classes during the afternoons (8 classes with an area of 40 square meters for the classes).
- Maintenance of the outer walls of the chapters.
- Making paints for classes.
- Construction of umbrellas along the classes (balconies) length of 32 meters.
- Siphon latrines were made with 10 toilets instead of existing pit latrines
Accordingly, it was recommended to start the maintenance of chairs and the installation of false ceilings, and then complete the work to item No. 4, where items No. 5 and No. 6 will require a large budget that is currently difficult to provide.
3-4- The estimated cost of maintenance works
The Engineer provided preliminary estimates of the financial cost of the required works in the first two items as follows:
|#||Item||Unit||Unit Cost (Pound)||Total Cost (Pound)|
|1||Maintenance of chairs||Provide worker with welding machine for two days||8000||8000|
|2||The work of false ceilings||Class (5 X 8)||14,000||112,000|
The prices of the remaining items will be estimated later
3-5 Action Plan
The first mission started on Monday 21 October 2019.
This task is expected to be completed within four days, with task no. 2 starting from Friday, 25 October 2019, so that the evening, weekend and school holidays will be utilized.
4 General recommendations for the development of educational performance in the school
4-1- Cooperation with Parents Council
The Fathers Council is the primary and continuous source of material and moral support to improve and sustain educational performance. Parents' efforts should be utilized and financial support rationalized to develop the following aspects:
- Cover the basic costs of school expenses.
- Supporting the school meal initiative for needy students (from the parentless kids or from the poorest families).
- Support the possibility of providing free or subsidized deportation to needy students (those who have lost their bonds or from the poorest families).
- Improving classroom teaching aids.
4-2- Implementing the school health and safety system
The Sudan Renaissance Initiative will provide a basic first aid fund for the school, where a teacher is assigned to oversee the school's public health and safety.
A teacher will be trained in the concepts of Health & Safety for a comprehensive school application, reducing injuries and avoiding exposure to danger.
4-3 Providing chilled drinking water sources
The school's existing drinking water sources will be assessed and assessed for appropriate development (coolers, brick coolers, or water tank coolers).
4-4- Activities during the summer vacation periods
The program will be used to utilize the capacity of students and teachers in maintaining and planting the school during school holidays.
The initiative will provide an integrated program of activities during the school holiday in cooperation with the school administration.