It's been over a month since the ribbon cutting ceremony and graduation. The final photos are taken during my last visit to check over remaining punch-list items and follow up with Core Shelter residents before returning to the States. It is humbling to approach the neighborhood and find residents gathered around the front steps playing and cooling off in the shade. I've heard comments from neighbors how proud they are of the new building, and it is evident in only one month, there have been home improvements made within the community. This is a positive sign that Core Shelter will take care of the building which will hopefully lend to positive social improvements in the area. The building will be officially used by the community at the end of May 2014, for two, full-day training seminars with the social worker. - Photos Courtesy of Hersley-Ven Casero
Read the latest news from Dumaguete's local paper Metropost, A Tale of 2 Buildings.