Nevertheless, the material survived the rains and the floods even without water-proofing and Homes for Sudan raised the funds to continue the training of the engineers and architects from NGOs and to plan a workshop in Darfur in December 2009.
In May of 2009, two of our board members visited our planned building site for the first community. It was a sobering visit to realize that after so many years in camps, the internally displaced people have become far too institutionalized and used to receiving handouts.
According to the IDPs themselves, they will have to have 'much better than before' or they will not return to their villages. We hope to help them achieve that.
The buildings are currently being used to house some of the relatives of the clinic workers and they plan to build and use the dome houses for doctors quarters.
Last but not least, we changed our name to 'Homes for Sudan' for a variety of reasons, but mainly for clarity and ease of marketing.