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Preparing for trips...

From Lisa Dayanandan

As usual, things are busy at the A4A office. The last couple of weeks involved CPD preparation, organising field visits, arranging Visas and a few hellos and goodbyes.

Three of us will be travelling to Islamabad on Thursday 19 July with the plan to assess the current progress on site. The next few days will be a little hectic as we prepare our files and pack our bags.

In Goa, the bottom two floors of the school have now been completed. The children (aged 4-16) are looking forward to beginning the school year in their new classrooms. Let’s hope they are equally as excited about their lessons!

At the orphanage in Ghana, we’ve completed the urgently required rooms and the children have already moved in. As the building is designed for expansion, we’ll be putting the final touches to the remainder of the rooms shortly.

A4A teams are now planning snagging and evaluation trips for both Ghana and Goa in August and September.

On Friday 6 July we ran our quarterly Essentials of Humanitarian & Development Architecture CPD at the Pringle-Brandon Offices. We had a diverse number of professionals in attendance who commented on the day by saying ‘Very interesting, left me wanting to know more’ and ‘Overall very engaging’. The next CPD is scheduled for Friday 5 October 2007.

This summer A4A is launching its 50+ Club! This is your opportunity to support your built environment charity and help make a difference to many lives throughout the world. By giving a minimum of £50 per month to A4A you will help us take on more vital building projects.

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