Pakistan Flood Rebuilding Update - March 2011

Pakistan Flood Rebuilding Update - March 2011

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 16, 2011
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Rebuilding efforts in the Sindh Province are in full development for our Google grant recipients, both the Heritage Foundation and our Karachi Chapter in collaboration with the Karachi Relief Trust.

Our Karachi chapter, with Karachi Relief Trust, is focusing their efforts to improve living conditions at two villages, Nodo Baran and Goth Angario. Frequent inspections and continuous technical supervision by the team have since been implemented, thus providing a training component to the project. The community is involved in the complete construction and finishing of a single cluster of homes in each village. External village development elements,which include the construction of community courts, pathways and drainage samples of soak pits and septic tanks is currently under way. This completed cluster will then serve as a template that the construction contractor and the villagers themselves can follow as the balance of the housing units and external village elements are built out.

We're most thankful for the assistance of Arup engineer Afaan Naqvi. Afaan has provided help with site surveys, construction oversight and reporting.

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Heritage Foundation representatives visited the region and were guided by the District Government and Khairpur Civil Society, in identifying villages that required most assistance. The community at the Darya Khan Shaikh village was chosen as it is the most economically challenged.

A week-long workshop was organized recently to involve the local community, train local artisans in the skill of bamboo construction and student volunteers from different institutions. Heritage Foundation Skilled Artisans Team consisting of a 12-member group of workers including masons and carpenters traveled from Swat to help train the local community members. This team included the community members who were trained in the Green KaravanGhar building methodology while housing units were being constructed in Swat. It was the first time for all members of this team to be in a different part of the country. They were pleased to interact with fellow countrymen and teach them the new and sustainable methods of construction.

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