Where are we now
Our vision “change from inside” has been proven successful. Various projects have already been realised utilising the innovative TwistBlock technology which has been well accepted by the local community. The orphanage is on the property of the Bethany Joy School which will be completed in early 2023. Because of the on-going construction on the site, all systems are already in place for construction of the orphanage. We have a professional team, a construction team and suppliers of materials. A sketch design for the building has been completed and funding has already been identified for the school’s multi-purpose hall which sits beneath the orphanage and is to be constructed at the same time.
An indication of our team’s capacity:
20% funding already raised
100% expertise already found
100% materials / equipment already found
100% builders already found
Finance: € 28,000
A general master plan of the site (incl. school, hall, orphanage) has been completed but design development is still to be carried out. The orphanage comprises a 75 sqm building with external terrace which may be used as roof garden, play area or for future expansion of the orphanage. The hall below is planned as part of the playground, for assemblies and eating. Start Somewhere is a social enterprise and our business model is based on revenue generated through the design and construction of social impact projects. We believe in making a fair wage based on socially responsible work. We provide many jobs to various workers, to train them and provide reliable income to various local families.
Stuff: Materials, Equipment & tools
The project is able to accept donations of building materials and fittings. Donations of electrical fittings, paint, plumbing fittings, or bulk construction materials like cement are appropriate. The project would greatly benefit from a solar power supply or rain water harvesting system. The building also needs to be furnished with beds, desks, couches and kitchen appliances. Food and general consumables are also always appreciated as the school feeds hundreds of children for free. Clothes, personal hygiene products and writing implements would be greatly appreciated by the orphans.