Girls’ Village ready for May inauguration

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The Girls’ Village is nearly completed, just in time for the inauguration celebration on May 9, 2015. The construction team worked weekends to get the two cottages ready, making final touches to the interior roof, painting and tiling.

On May 9, 120 guests will gather for mass at 10am at the Girls’ Village. Afterwards the 40 girls will carry suitcases into their new home and plant trees around the village. JDVSF Chairman Lizelle Salvador and Esther Banziger will unveil the village naming, Hijas de Esther, and the cottages will be baptized.

Following the ceremony, there will be a lunch and party at St. Martin de Porres which will include a performance by the girls

Inside cottage 1, ready for its new inhabitants

Inside cottage 1, ready for its new inhabitants

View from afar; staff quarters on right

View from afar; staff quarters on right

House number 2

House number 2

View from upstairs of cottage number 2

View from upstairs of cottage number 2

Interior detail of the roof woodwork

Interior detail of the roof woodwork

The cottage builders with Fr. Boyet

The cottage builders with Fr. Boyet