To accomodate the continued growth of the Children’s Village at St. Martin de Porres (SMDP), the JDVSF will support the construction of a Girls’ Village, which will become the centre for vocational training and housing for the girls who go to high school and college. Proceeds from 2013 fundraising will support the development of this facility and program.
The purchase of the 28,000 square meter plot was just recently completed, and several views of the land are shown below. It is located within walking distance of the currrent Children’s Village, though not currently connected with passable roads. Construction will begin in the latter half of 2013 and hope to complete within 9-12 months. Part of the planned construction will include building a road to the site; a challenge as the surrounding areas include rice paddies that are filled with water for much of the year.
We will publish detailed plans, schedule and cost estimates as the preparation stages for the Girls’ Village move ahead.