25 April 2024
Training Centre 70% Finished

Construction of our headquarters training centre is now at the fitting out stage.

This substantial building is now watertight, with roof, windows and external doors all installed. Internal floors are tiled and the walls and ceilings are plastered.

Next tasks are to fit internal doors, bathrooms and the kitchen as well as the septic tanks and external landscaping. Then we will have the final fitout including furniture, curtains, linen for the bedrooms and bathrooms and crockery for meals.

“We have finished 70 per cent of our training centre now, just 30 per cent to go,” said international coordinator Tassie Ghata. “We hope to be using the building by December.

“It will make a big difference to our finances as we will no longer need to hire external venues for training and conferences, plus we will earn income by renting the facilities when we are not using them.

“Security is no longer the issue it was when we first bought this land. We are surrounded by houses and no longer on the outskirts of Jos and vulnerable to attack. Now this is a mainly Christian area and Fulani no longer graze their cattle nearby.”

Construction of this particular building commenced in 2020, with the upper floor and first fix electrics completed in August last year.

All construction work is carried out by local skilled workers and labourers, with each stage being built as we have funds – first the foundations, then ground floor, next first floor followed by the roof, then external windows and doors.

Sponsor a Bedroom

When finished the training centre will sleep 54 people in twin bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom.

Would you like to sponsor a bedroom in our training centre and have the room named after yourself or a loved one? You will fund the £4,400 per room fitout cost including bathroom, flooring, beds, mattresses, pillows, linen, towels and curtains.

You are welcome to sponsor as an individual, family, church congregation, or business.

To sponsor a bedroom please email tassie.ghata@graceandlight.org if you are in Nigeria and edg@blueyonder.co.uk if you are in the UK or Europe.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for:

  • Success for our charity partners fundraising for the remaining costs of our training centre
  • Funds to complete the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen by the end of this year
  • God’s blessing and favour on this building as we use it for his glory in Jos.
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