The number here varies greatly. Sometimes there are just a few of us, at other times there have been 40 or more.
The provision of suitable - even minimum - accommodation costantly confronts us. So steps have been taken to erect a buildino which will provide basic facilities: washing and cooking, eating and gathering, along with a craft-work area.
PRESENT PLANS ADE FOR THE ERECTION OF A DURABLE ROOF STRUCTURE, approx. 60 x 24 feet, SUPPORTED ON TANALISED POLES, THEN FOR WALLS, FLOOR AND FITTINGS TO BE ADDED.
The walls will be various, as different young people interested will do sections in such materials as split stone, mud brick, old windows or natural timber. Most of the work will be done by learner-helpers living here.
The question remains as to how the costs are to be met! A donation of $500, to start the work, has been received from a friend who has taken an interest in what he has seen going on here. From this season's return at our roadside stall we can also allocate $500 to the project. But as the building area will be approx. 2,000 so. feet - part of it having two floors - the total cost will be considerably more than $1,000.
We are therefore open to receive further donations (large or small) or help in any way. Some of it is already forthcoming, in fact this note has been written at the suggestion of a helpful visitor.
Dan & Edith Hassen
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