Adrian (Adi) Poppa’s summer camp for HIV-affected young adults has now ended but we don’t have an update on that yet.
The summer camps for the Talita Kum 1 and 2 children are due to take place in July. This is a quiet period for both houses and allows the staff to rebuild their energy.
The Talita Kum 2 annual audit has been taking place to assess how well they have used EU funding.
Adrian should hear by the end of September if his application for EU funds for the ongoing operational costs of the Talita Kum houses has been successful. Approval of the application would allow them to pay their teachers a fairer wage.
The Centre has applied for renewal of its fire and safety licence, due in September 2020, and is awaiting an answer.
Attendance at the After-Care meetings for previous and current residents of the Centre has been more sporadic of late and is a subject for prayer.
Ionuz has fallen again and now dislocated his healthy shoulder – his promised apartment has so far not materialised. Floreen should have joined the Centre on June 18 but has not appeared yet.
Ciprian has quit his job at MacDonalds and is disheartened. Julian has been cleared of hepatitis concerns but needs glasses and an operation.