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A New Community Centre for Idinjar

 

The Old Community Centre

 

Front of the building CDSA rented previously

Front of the building CDSA rented previously

Old CDSA Community Centre – Front

From its inception the project moved from one inadequate rented building to another.

By 2010 we were having to rent a dilapidated 3 storey building. Part of the roof was missing, during the monsoon rains, water was coming through the whole building.

Rear of previous rented building

Rear of the building CDSA rented previously

Old CDSA Community Centre – Rear

It eventually became unsafe to use and in this remote area there was no other suitable accommodation. A secure base was needed for the project.

Kitchen in the old building

Kitchen in the old building

Old CDSA Community Centre – Kitchen

Cooking facilities in the old building. Pots, pans and cooking utensils on the ground against the rear wall.

 

The New Community Centre

 

Idinjar building plot

Idinjar building plot

Building Plot for New Community Centre

With the drive, belief and enthusiasm of James Hopkins we raised over £60,000 during four years. We bought a plot of land in 2010, and completed the building of the new community centre by January 2014.

Peter and Sue inaugurating the new Community Centre

Peter Baker and Sue Seabon

New Community Centre Opening

Peter Baker and Sue Seabon inaugurating the new Community Centre.

CDSA - new Community Centre building front

CDSA – new Community Centre building

CDSA – New Community Centre

The front of the new building housing the CDSA Community Centre.

New tuition hall and venue for community events

New CDSA building – top floor

CDSA – New Community Centre

The top floor of the new building is used as a tuition hall and venue for community events.

CDSA building - rear

CDSA building – rear

CDSA – New Community Centre

Our new Community Centre has a kitchen and provides piped water and clean toilets.

New kitchen

New kitchen

CDSA – New Community Centre Kitchen

The purpose built kitchen in our new Community Centre, providing piped water and storage facilities for cooking utensils, pots and pans.

 

Major Contributors to the CDSA Project

 

Thank You

We are extremely grateful to all the people and companies who have so generously contributed towards the funding of the new building:

  • The Lucky Stone Trust
  • Hopkins Homes Ltd.
  • Rotary Club of High Suffolk and other Rotary Clubs in Europe
  • Trevor and Libby Harris
  • St James’s Place Foundation
  • Pan Asian Women’s Association
  • Generous individuals throughout England
Hopkins Homes

Hopkins Homes

Hopkins Homes Ltd.

Special thanks go to Hopkins Homes Ltd. who are a major contributor to the CDSA project.

Hopkins Homes are renowned for building new homes with character and individual style throughout East Anglia.

We are very grateful for their generous and continuing support.

The Banyan Tree Logo

Support in the Idinjar community is wholehearted. During construction a local man came up and asked, "When are you going to finish OUR building?"