The Arena, Lecture Hall & the Recreation Center will also feature a basketball court, a ballroom, and a kitchen

This project, along with the basketball court, The HARWA’s Kreyòl Magazine, and the music arena, may generate adequate revenues to allow FJUJA to support itself rather than solely relying on donations. That’s the main reason for having them. Additional forms of entertainment may include a Game Room: Pool, mini portable soccer table, card and dominoes, checkers, and other board games.

 

There are tons of styles of arenas, design and styles. We will build an arena of approximately 150 x 320, which will also house a high-ceiling indoor basketball court. The arena will have a mini kitchen and bar, which will be a big investment, depending on the amount of people attending the events. Often times, the number of attendees depends on the style, amenities, and beauty of the venue, location, flexibility, pricing, and the nature of the event.

 

We will have to install ample lightning to secure the performance of major events such as parties, wedding ceremonies, basketball games, community events, communions, etc. Many events may occur on a weekly basis, which will require us to hire many employees, including janitors, DJ’s, promoters, engineers, and off-duty police officers in case when out-of-control mosh pits erupt.

 

Haiti is mainly tropical, and large screens TV’s and people may warm up the place to a great extinct during events; therefore, our arena may necessitate air conditioning so as to accommodate performers who will bring a great enormous number of people. We estimate this arena to cost us around anywhere between $65 - $225k

The Library & Technology Center is also in charge of publishing, computer training and agricultural research. 

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.

                                Norman Cousins

 

First and foremost, libraries are expensive to build and manage, since most materials are not a one-and-done purchase; therefore they must be kept up to date. The cost is extremely high, although books that are purchased for libraries may be purchased in bulk, which helps reduce the price a little!  

 

We may have noticed why many schools do not have a library or have libraries that are 30 years old, but it never come across our mind to ask why.

 

Let's imagine that the average book costs $15 USD. The schools school has 700 pupils. Many functional libraries have 10 to 15 books per pupil...


700 pupils x 15 books per pupil x $15 per book = $157,500 start off. This figure is simply for books. And, because of the nature of our curriculum many, of our books and articles will be shipped from Afrika, Canada, the US and France (the cost of shipment is estimated at $4,000/yr.) Suppose approximately 200 books are either stolen or damaged per hear, 75 new books come out for all subjects in total, and our coursework and teachers demand them. We must purchase them. That’s a total of 275 book x $15 per book + approx. $2,000 worth of shipment cost = $6,125 per year

 

Other dramatic expenses will take place. First, the library must be staffed with experienced librarians. Second, the technology section, films, periodicals, and other necessary articles have to be updated regularly. Other components such as, tables, desks, study desks, printing machines, computers, good lighting and chairs are part of a library’s major expenses. At least each year we can add $12,250.

The stadium will be able to accommodate as many as twenty thousand guests or national tournaments

The FJUJA wants to build a brand new soccer-specific stadium, which may sponsor domestic as well as international games.

A major soccer stadium is very expensive to build (depending on where and how it is built,) the materials used, and its size. A reasonable national capacity of a soccer stadium host approximately 17,000 guests. Most stadiums of this size, mainly in industrialized nations, cost an average of $125 million, which may arise a reader’s apathy and advise us not to pursue this option. Most of this cost comes from the bleacher, labor, and other materials alone. Other heavy expenses may come from restrooms, lightning, and other related stadium equipments.

However, in Haiti, labor, land, and materials are not as costly as they may be in major industrialized societies. We will have the support of not only the “conscientious community” but also church and community volunteers.

In order to cut the construction cost almost in half, our stadium will not have individual seats, but benches. Other expenses may be hefty: large TV screens, corporate boxes, lightning, natural grass, payment of the maintenance crew, and imported building materials. In Haiti, depending upon location, this project may cost us an average of 3.5 million. We look forward to your assistance, small or large, because without you this project is stagnant.

BUILDING A MULTI-SERVICE FACILITY

 

 

The foundation wishes to build a major facility, which will enable us to generate enough capital to foster our programs—an arena, a soccer stadium, a recreation center, and a lecture hall. To have any significant change in Haiti requires so much work which are cost effective. We have noticed that many organizations have failed to reach their ultimate goal simply due to a lack to adequate funding and planning. Some others simply think “too small,” hoping to build our communities in part; whether it be potable water, deliberate foreign investments, or sanitation. They often believe a couple of thousands of dollars may be enough to have “change.” But it’s only laughable. However, sadly so, there are tons of organizations which the public deem untrustworthy and malignant; therefore our community chooses to contribute less, if anything at all, to fundraisers.

For that reason, we would like to generate revenue through the above means rather than ultimately going out and scare the public with our high demands. Once we are economically self-reliant we will no longer bother our friends for financial help, since the center will generate adequate revenues to keep the programs going. But we would like to beg those who care to supports us, since progress will not be had unless it is through collaboration of our compatriots for now.

Generally, the ultimate reason to set up and organization is to pursue long term success, which requires constant flow of capital. Most who donate only do it once; therefore success is uncertain unless the foundation general her own funds; otherwise it will all become stagnant. Unfortunately, to have successful change anywhere in Haiti (which will reverse the social maladies we have thus far experienced) requires millions, if not billions, of dollars. Any efforts to raise millions of dollars (in one shot) in a short period of time is almost impossible, unless that organization very prominent. But Haiti is running out of time; we are at the state of emergency—something has to be done now!

A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
                                          Proverbs 11:25

The multi-service facility will accommodate everyone in the Grand'Anse

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