PHASE 2: THE EDUCATION CENTER

EDUCATING THE HEART

With our education center, our dogs will teach children, schools and the population in a playful way how to live a life in harmony, tenderness and care with animals and nature.

CURRICULUM

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”

Our education center aims to educate not only the minds but also the hearts of our visitors. The curriculum consists of a wide array of many disciplines usually not taught in schools, but crucial to the understanding of the stray dogs soul.

The first step in the human-dog relationship is speaking the same language and being able to communicate.

Kids will learn how to interact with stray dogs, how to read their behaviour. After learning the theories in our center, they will get hands-on experiences in the park with our dogs. From our vets they learn why neutering is so important and how to keep a dog healthy and happy. Life-coaching sessions about the importance of doing good complete the lessons.

Straydog History

Dog Interaction

Dog Language

Medical Introduction

Sustainability & Philantropy

Meditation

THE BUILDING

We have chosen this wooden house kit for several reasons: it is very cost-efficient, made of natural materials, can be built completely in less than 4 months and last but not least is very pleasing to the eye. It consists of a conference room, an office,  a kitchen and a bathroom.

The house comes with a 15 year warranty. With this solution we can assure the earliest possible start of our trainings. In the future, the structure can be easily expanded with additional elements.

COSTS ESTIMATE
Site Work
EUR 15'000
Foundations
EUR 8'000
Building
EUR 25'000
Electricity & Sanitary Services
EUR 7'500
Furniture
EUR 5'000
Permits
EUR 5'000
Planning & Construction Managment
EUR 3'000
Landscaping
EUR 5'000
Educational Tools & Materials
EUR 5'000
TOTAL EDUCATION CENTER
EUR 78'500
TIMELINE
- Dec 31, 2017
Create initial plans

Collect ideas, research similar examples and ideas, design rough floor plan and concept.

- Jan 31, 2018
Finetune plans & costs

Detail concept together with Swiss archtects, finetune costs.

Jan 31, 2018
Hire construction manager

Research and hire Romanian construction manager who oversees the whole process on location.

- Feb 1, 2018
Apply for permits

Collect, prepare and submit all necessary permits for construction to the local authorities.

Feb 2, 2018
Tender

Look for all necessary contractors and hire them for the job.

April 1, 2018
Permits Granted

Make sure all permits have been approved by local authorities.

Mai 1, 2018
Prep Construction
Prepare all necessary steps for construction, instruct crew.
Juli 1, 2018
Start Construction
Begin the construction of the education center on location.
Sep 30, 2018
Grand Opening
Celebrate the opening of the education center with a small party for the local school kids.