In January 2010, Shoe4Africa will begin building the hospital, which will be completed by December of 2012. Architecture and construction will be handled by Kenyan companies who have a reputable and longstanding history of successful projects. The breakdown of costs will include .5 million for bricks and mortar and .5 million for beds and equipment. Shoe4Africa will look for funding through foundations, individual large donors and will motivate micro-donations of to encourage hundreds of thousands of people to get involved. In addition, the Green Africa Foundation will ensure that the building is environmentally sustainably, in line with a new proposed Kenyan legislation that requires for new institutions to construct green buildings.
Shoe4Africa will build on the campus of the Moi Referral Hospital, which has been a teaching hospital since 1917. This will create a stand alone 250 bed pediatric hospital. The pediatric teachers and students will move out of the mother ward which operates at 140% occupancy with two mothers and two children per bed. Shoe4Africa has a 13 year history of working in Africa creating large sporting events with health and education components. It has always been the dream of the Moi Referal Hospital to have a children's hospital. The plans, needs and proposal were in existance. Shoe4Africa will share this transparant and inspired project with supporters from all demographics. The Kenyan Minister of Health has given his full support to this project.
SEEKING: financial resources, implementing partners.
This is a one time donation. The hospital and govt. will maintain.
OFFERING: media/marketing opportunities.
Shoe4Africa has celebrity ambassadors, both as athletes and performers.