Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters at the Toy Trust, preparations are now underway to build our centre to support disabled young people in Gunjur, The Gambia. The images below document our progress to date:
Early discussions with Saihou, our architect - he has worked with English people before and understands the importance of tea!
The land is donated to us by the community. Here with the official transfer document being presented by the Alikalo of Gunjur (right) and one of his Council of Elders.
Our plot of land - you can just make out a pre-existing building in the tall grass.
This is the site as of last Friday (Feb 7th) cleared and ready for construction to commence!
This is the view from the back corner - it's just over an acre in total area.
. . . with a surprising amount of space behind the existing building.
The fate of this structure is yet to be decided. At the moment it is home to this chap . . .
. . . but he will have to find alternative accommodation unless he wants to keep the night-watchman company and look after the block-making machines which are due to be installed next week.
We'll post regular updates on the project here and on the Disability Africa Facebook Page.