Blythswood, Mission Partners of Castle Street, Missions

Blythswood Update – October 14th 2020

Daniel Centre

Alix is still looking for a place to rent to move out from the Centre.  Cipri still struggles with diabetes but stubbornly  refuses treatment.  André is still looking for a job but the employment situation at the moment is very difficult.

Daniel who quit his job to attend school is doing well and the Centre is helping him set himself up in a self-employed capacity to earn enough money to fund himself while completing secondary school.  Marian has been approved for a bank loan to get his own apartment.

Plans to sell or re-develop three properties owned by Blythswood are moving ahead fairly smoothly.

Talita Kum

TK1 and TK2 are operating well. Jimboliya is less likely to go into impending lockdown faced by the city of Cluj, the home of the Daniel Centre, as Covid-19 cases rise again.

The original surveyor’s estimate for building TK3 and TK4 was far too low by about €150,000.  Blythswood needs legal advice in relation to the surveyor.  They may have to pull the plug on the project in which they have already invested €18,000.

Abandoning the project would invalidate the application for EU funds for running costs for TKs 1-4 submitted last August and so would severely impact TK1 and TK2.