Thursday, 20 January 2011

King George Relocation

This used to be the Glorious Community Primary School
Ever since I first started coming to Sierra Leone Mission Direct have used the King George VI home for the elderly as a base for work - but that's all about to change. One of the gas companies here has purchased the King George compound to redevelop it as an industrial area.

The home for the elderly is being relocation to Grafton. The Glorious Community Primary School in the compound are looking for new premises, and we have to find somewhere else to work out of.

The school has already been demolished (see photo above), they are currently holding lessons in the church building in the compound until they can find new premises. A lot of the trees have been chopped down, and the big store that was next to the school has been demolished. The have also started work on a new building in front of the bakery - where the kids used to play football.

The new site at Grafton is next door to the new City of Rest site, the foundations are in and work is progressing quickly on the building. It's expected that the residents will move to the new place before the rainy season.

I'm sad about the move, it will mean big changes for the local community as well as the residents....and for us too.

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