A New Community Centre for Idinjar
The Old Community Centre
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.
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.
Cooking facilities in the old building. Pots, pans and cooking utensils on the ground against the rear wall.
The 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 Baker and Sue Seabon inaugurating the new Community Centre.
The front of the new building housing the CDSA Community Centre.
The top floor of the new building is used as a tuition hall and venue for community events.
Our new Community Centre has a kitchen and provides piped water and clean toilets.
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
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
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.
Support in the Idinjar community is wholehearted. During construction a local man came up and asked, “When are you going to finish OUR building?”