The first of four children’s home planned inside the Casa Esperanza of Angels’ orphanage facility is designed to house 12 – 16 orphaned or abandoned children and their house parents. This is the project tracking page for the ongoing construction work of our first children’s home.
This page will be updated regularly to keep our donors and supporters informed on the progress of this construction project. To donate for the completion of our other projects, please visit: Fencing Project, Family Cottage Project
Project Status: IN PROGRESS
Project Start Date: February 24, 2017
City Building Permit Number: 1702163087
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Ron Brown, the Managing Director of Casa Esperanza of Angels, shared that the CEA team had been planning and working for this project these past three years. Estimated completion time is 2 – 3 months. Here’s Ron discussing the significance of this milestone for the CEA mission, interviewed during the formal groundbreaking ceremony .
Update: May 5, 2017
Update: April 25, 2017
Update: April 22, 2017
Update: April 12, 2017
We continue to make progress but it has been a little slow. To guard against flooding (this area was flooded a few years ago, according to locals, during a particularly brutal tropical storm) we are elevating the first children’s home and as a result the backfilling and compaction of the backfill material has taken a good deal of time. We are near completion of that process and have rough plumbing now installed. We will treat for pest control, install a vapor barrier, electrical conduit, and reinforcement steel next. We plan to pour the slab sometime next week.
Update: March 29, 2017
Update: March 23, 2017
Update: March 19, 2017
Video of the initial excavations and column constructions taken on March 19, 2017.
The formal groundbreaking ceremony to mark start of construction work for the first children’s home was held last February 24, 2017. Local government executives from Tanjay City and the Province of Negros Oriental, as well as neighbors and friends, joined us during this occasion. Gigi’s family (Gigi Olis-Brown, our co-founder and Activities Director is a native of Tanjay City) was also in full attendance to help facilitate the event. We were also assisted by our very helpful volunteers Arjie Sedillo, Lulu Fabe, Vergielyn Cubol, and Eda Saycon.
Here’s Architect Rainier Garcia describing the work to be done on this structure in an interview, during the groundbreaking ceremony .
We have funds to begin the construction but will need more funding from wonderful donors and supporters, such as you, to complete the construction phase and have additional funds to support the first year of operational costs.
We will need at least an additional $50,000 USD to complete the first phase of construction of our facility (building of the exterior fence and the first of several children’s homes in the orphanage).