Project Title: Construction of a primary school building for children in the town of Sinphyong County, North Hwanghae Province
Foreign Supporter: Heart for Korea, Sweden (HfK)
Objective: To construct a new building for Sinphyong Primary School, which was damaged in a flood, so that all primary school children in the town may continue their study in an improved condition.
Beneficiaries: More than 800 children in Sinphyong Town
Budget: About US$ 220 000 (foreign donation of US$ 80 000 included)
Period of Implementation: Mid-March 2017-September 2018
Activities: KEF, after understanding the suspended construction of a school on the spot in November 2016 together with HfK, Sweden, concluded an agreement with HfK, Sweden in April 2017 to set up a school building. HfK, Sweden donated building materials including cement, steel and roofing materials from July 2017 to May 2018, and a local supporter provided building materials such as cement and aggregates, educational equipment and labor force.
The construction began in April 2017; the framework of the three-storied building was completed in November; the roofing, the windows installation work, inner and outer plastering and arrangement of the surroundings were all done in 2018. Thus, the school building with a total floor space of 4 000㎡ was completed in September 2018.
During the implementation of the project KEF understood the progress of the project on the spot seven times and HfK, Sweden paid two visits to the construction sites in 2018 - 2019 to learn about the construction project and the operation of the school after its completion.
Outcome: As a new school building was built in Sinphyong Town, the local children could have lessons in a better environment, and the school serves as a model and standard in the county.