The purpose of the Give Her A Chance project is to provide food, shelter, safe water, and a loving home to young girls aged 13 to 19 who are in need of a safe refuge. Here, girls from the Nakiragala and Buddo communities, and those who could not be accommodated at the Adonai Centre because of their age, have the opportunity to further their education, to receive technical, spiritual, and mental support, and to gain skills of self-reliance. (From https://www.adonaicentre.org/news).
The photos below show construction of the first storey in 2019. Keep scrolling for updates and photos up to the present day.
Update JANUARY 2021
If you read the report of Christine’s visit to Adonai in Autumn 2022, you will have seen that the home for the older girls has not been completed. As with so many things, Covid played havoc with the building schedule and produced different priorities for use of finance. Read our blog post ‘The Covid Years’ to find out where our funding was directed during that time.
Christine was able to view the home herself in Autumn 2022 – a selection of her photos can be seen below. As you can see, the flat roof (not designed to be a roof!) has led to water damage during the heavy rains. In discussion with Aloysious, we have decided that finishing this building will be our priority in 2023. We have therefore sent £7000 to start the work on the second storey.
Update JUNE 2023
The concrete slab is finished and the building is watertight. Work on the walls and interior of the second storey will start when a slight hitch has been overcome…. for Health and Safety reasons the 8 girls currently living in the home cannot stay there while building work takes place. Various options are being considered and once a final decision is made, we’ll update this blog.
Update OCTOBER 2023
Phase 2 is well underway thanks to the generosity of Adonai UK supporters. For Health and Safety reasons, the girls residing on the ground floor have been temporarily relocated to a local boarding school while building work is underway. All is on course for completion by the end of term. Photos of the new storey under construction are below.
Nearly done…. and beds are under construction! See https://www.adonaiuk.org/beds/