In his new Blythswood capacity, Balazs has been visiting the Divine Grace University in Moldova, a Blythswood partner there, and also to meet up with Ukrainian partners since the Christian Aid security advisor has told him not to visit Ukraine directly for the time being. The University also functions as a mission school and training college for nurses and social workers with many students from the Stans of the former USSR.
Julien and Cipri prepare to leave the Centre later this month to share an apartment. Damian has been back in the Centre for a week but his attitude has not improved and he may be expelled again.
Blythswood has received a further “winterisation” £450,000 from Christian Aid which has to be spent before the end of February for generators, fuel, wood-burning stoves etc. The communities themselves have to decide how to use the money under the SCLR initiative (Survivor Community-Led Response).
Adi has paid the final bill to the Romanian body of EU funding for cancelling the TK3 and TK4 project for the time being but was able to do it without having to pay a fine, thus leaving open the relaunching of the project at a future date.