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Blythswood Update – July 18th 2019

Talita Kum

30 attended Adi’s very encouraging summer camp for HIV-affected young adults.  19 attended the TK1 summer camp with an Inverness Royal Academy team, and 18 from TK2 have just started their summer camp.

The annual audits for Talita Kum have all gone well though Adi has not received back the official reports yet.

They should hear by November if the EU funds application for Talita Kum has been successful.  €11,000 is needed for consultant fees to meet the October deadline to begin revamping and extending the TK3 and TK4 buildings to access EU agency funding already committed for those.

Daniel Centre

The Centre had its annual audit this week and Balazs was somewhat nervous about doing this for the first time.

 The After-Care meetings have been suspended for the summer because of poor attendance but on the evening when this was announced, 12 ex-residents turned up!

3 potential residents, due to appear this past month, have failed to materialise, which is a cause for concern.

An ex-resident Talin now has a job, become the first of their young men to get married and acquire a mortgage.  He and his bride will stay in the Daniel Centre till their new house is ready for occupation.

Balazs has been encouraged by a visit to a college in Chisinau, the capital of neighbouring Moldova, where more than 1000 Muslim-background students from Moldova and the old Soviet Union have received Bible and Business training over the years to go back to their home countries.