Vision turned into reality - a recap.
September 25, 2009 is a day that I probably will never forget. I was in the city of Cagayan de Oro on the island of Mindanao way down south in the Philippines. I had been there a couple of days to see what the Scandinavian Children´s Mission had done there in the past.
A few weeks earlier I had sent a project proposal to Sweden for a Children´s Village to be built in Manila – a long time vision of mine – to someone that I actually did not know. Well I knew to whom I sent the proposal but from there I had no clue. …to make a long story short, there in Cagayan de Oro I received the information via a mail that more than 50% of the total projected cost now was secured.
The Vision is now little by little turning into Reality.
After this things started to happen fast. We found a plot of land suitable for our purposes. After several weeks of bargaining we finally agreed on a price and the property was legally ours some time in April the following year (2010). Buildingplans were fast-tracked and in August the Board of the Mission approved a Master Plan which just a few weeks later was submitted to the Authorities for a Building Permit.
|The Building Permit is ours|
Mid December the Building Permit was granted and already by mid January 2011 heavy equipments started to move in.
|Unfortunately trees had to come down|
|The first excavation along the main road.|
|A lot of soil is trucked away.|