Sazola New FOMO Centre Building
The community for years had been building a bamboo shelter to act as a FOMO centre, with playschool, activities and food distribution etc. but in recent years the shelters kept getting washed away due to the heavy rains and earlier this year the we were hit by a cyclone. It was exciting news for the community that we were able to secure the fund from the 1% fund to build a permanent building.
Work was meant to start on June the 1st, but due to heavy rains we couldn’t start until the 20th June. The main building was completed with in a month, we added a new toilet and there was a lot of soil to move to landscape the outside, this additional work took another two weeks. There is no electrics or mains water in the area, but we did put a bore hole to serve the community a number of years ago. Unfortunately there was not enough in the budget to allow us to but solar lighting in, (£700) but the building clean dry and functional. We added furniture, which came in one of our containers and supplied the centre with two hand sewing machines. Still much to do, but now we have a centre we can use all year round.
A big thank you to the 1% fund, the builders, children and community for all their help during the build and John
We are hoping to build another at Mangani village, please support Stewart and Johns Cycle Change to make it happen.