Yanikar Village School has recently had two classrooms fitted with new UPVC window frames thanks to the Çalış Carnival Charity and Fethiye Property Services.
Earlier last year the Carnival Committee received an application from Yaniklar Village School for assistance in purchasing new frames to replace the rotting wooden frames in two of their classrooms.
The small village school, which teaches children aged 6 to 11, was built in the 1960’s and the original wooden windows were so rotten and spongy that you could push your fingers right through the frame and chunks of wood were breaking away.
Over the last few 5 years parents and teachers at the school have held various fundraising activities to raise enough money to replace frames in all but the last two classrooms.
The condition of these remaining frames was so bad that rain water was damaging computer equipment.
On the day that the committee members visited the school, with Engin from building contractors Fethiye Property Services, there was a heavy downpour and rain was driving in through the frames onto electrical equipment making it very unsafe for the children. Engin generously agreed that if the Carnival Committee could purchase new double-glazed window units and materials, then his company would provide the labour at no charge. He was also able to obtain materials for us at cost price.
Work was completed before the New Year at a cost of 1,000 TL – saving the Committee 1,000 TL on the original estimate.
Thanks to the generosity of Engin and the many Calis Carnival supporters, the children now have a nice dry, draught-free classroom and the money saved can now go to help another deserving cause.