Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Singaporean Global Build Team leaves for home

The Singaporean team left for home after a very successful Global Build with the TFCH from 13 to 21 December 2014. They were seen off at the airport by the chairman, the treasurer and the manager a couple of hours ago today December 21, 2014. They are believed to be carrying cherishable memories of their intimate association with all that they came into contact with during the short stay. 

Earlier in the afternoon the team and the Center had a farewell get-together with Prof Natalie of Mercer University as special invitee following the traditional Kerala lunch. Certificates of Participation with mementos were presented to the team members. The team leader was swaddled by the vice chairman as a mark of respect to him. 

We feel nostalgic of their absence as they have made their presence felt from arrival to departure. 


The hosts and the guests at the Kerala lunch 
The leader with the swaddled shawl
A memento to the team 
The Certificate of Participation
The Team with the Board before departure at the airport
The team at the TFCH office
The team at hard work
The team members enjoy the tender coconut drink
David Lee with a wheel barrow full of metal for the RCC


The TFCH dedicated another Fuller Home at 4.30 pm today. The ceremony was attended, among others, by the eight-member Singaporean GB team led by Raymond Chew. The visiting guests (all in yellow T-Shirts), the  homeowner family and the TFCH Board members posed for a photograph (right in front of the newly built house) after the dedication. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014


An eight-member Global Builders' team from Singapore led by Raymond Chew arrived in Trivandrum at 10 last night. The team was received at the airport by the chairman, treasurer and manager of the Trivandrum Fuller Center for Housing. The members of the team looked very dynamic and cheerful. They were picked up and dropped at the Pushpakam homestay where their accommodation had been booked. The team was accorded a cordial welcome by the hosts. The chairman left after they had dinner at the homestay. Raymond said he was happy about the arrangements made by the TFCH. Two pictures taken on their arrival are inserted below.

The TFCH and the Team at the airport
The team at the Pushpakam Homestay
On December 18 the team visited the TFCH office and became curious to know the functioning of the Center. They were taken through the whole procedure from Education to Selection of homeowners and from construction to dedication of the houses. Some of them raised pertinent questions on various aspects and got them fully clarified. The team appreciated the transparency being displayed by the TFCH all along. How the administrative cost is kept at the minimum was also explained to them. The team visited the Lawrences at their residence. 
The whole team in the TFCH office
The team with the chairman and his wife