Doll Project – Network
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
AeFeA - Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama, NGO that started in small Punjab village TGD is now working in cooperation with other NGOs in the country at different levels. Women from other villages and towns (Village Wan, Village Drie, Village Chak 31, Gogera and Okara) are also coming for training in Vocational Training Center being run by AeFeA.
AeFeA is working with the Needlework (Karimabad), Sozan (Peshawar), Behbud (Islamabad), Better Tomorrow Welfare (Rawalpindi) and Al Falah, APWA and Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (Karachi) at two levels – selling as well as production. At level one AeFeA sells products of other NGOs at different bazaars and expositions and the money goes back to the parent NGO and at level two AeFeA gets different item used in dolls and toys made by other NGOs.This network has also extended beyond borders.
AeFeA is working with similar NGOs in Cameroon (since 1998), Colombia (1999), Iceland (2000), UAE-Dubai (2001), Greece (2003) and in Germany (since 1995).
Students in Thatta Ghulaka Dheroka
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Labels: Thatta Kedona
Monday, February 20, 2012
A pre-condition for development of future-oriented housing concepts is the capability to be open and to question what is currently available.
This long-term project of the IPC has its roots in the beginning of the 60's of the last century, which was characterized by continuously improving technological possibilities and enormous changes in the psychological and social behavior. These refer apart from raising of children, family life and way of cooking, practical methods of production and problems of intimate areas (discontinuation of shower and WC-paper) and clothing (different forms of fashion) also to furnishings and fixtures, which follow different compulsions. Similarly, the designs are more function oriented and therefore differ totally from the traditionally known and usual forms of design.
Labels: Real Estate
Technology and Culture
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Norbert R.O. Pintsch
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Dolls of the World
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Labels: Dolls of the World
Volunteers are doing wonderful job passing skills to those who need it. It is like “repaying what I have been bestowed upon” said one of the volunteers who visited Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka.
Monika Kuppler (on the left in top image) has been passing along this the best way. She is very energetic and keen – working hard with local girls and women in Women’s Art Center Monika. Monika is here for the fourth time. She conducts pottery workshop with groups of women and starts every time where she had left the previous time. That has resulted in stream of new products and enhanced skills.
What is more, once she had brought her daughter Sophie Kuppler - another very bright student and volunteer who conducted English language classes). She has also conducted another workshop with paper.
Special Training - Sabine and Halima at WAC
Friday, February 10, 2012
Education Project -- Thatta Kedona Summer Camp 2005
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
- Aarshad Moala Dad
- Rani Mir Moh
- Allah Mafi
The amounts allocated in the federal budget for development aid say it all, namely that too much is being done and too little at the same time. How can that be, -only one thing can be true? And still, both are correct because for one it is too much and for the other too little.
Now, how does it look for the actively engaged people in development aid? They are mostly not thoroughly acquainted with the problems of the developing countries because they constantly make comparisons between their home and the project country und therefore very quickly develop a certain way of thinking, namely to develop themselves so much in the normally three years of participation in an overseas project, that they can build a small house of their own at home.
To these actively engaged persons also belong the diplomats, who –given the bad experiences- have to posess certain qualities, namely: be gladly in the home country and be in a position to use the German language in the foreign country. Now what does that mean? – foreign languages are learn t only later during the training process for the official post. Those posted in the foreign countries appear to hate their mother countries and therefore wake up early in the morning. Since they love security and safety of their official premises, they leave these only on arrival and departure and otherwise they are too busy in the table work or are participating in enormously important conferences and are therefore totally overloaded to even think of taking out time for not so important matters. To these not so important matters also belong the development aid projects. Their activity is mostly limited to finding paragraphs which speak against a project and to ensure employment at the base station for processing the incoming project proposals.
A pleasant side-effect is the official therapy. At home subjected to otherwise long and tedious therapy, these officials obtain official and free psychological treatment in which they are required to look after the visitors and applicants in a friendly manner and thereby ascertain their importance, which can be summed up to be zero. This strengthens the officer and makes him resistant to inter human contact.
The projects most successful are the ones in which the families involved in the project are well looked after; that’s also a sort of development aid.
Employees of the population and immigration offices are called human smugglers. They have improved their image in the meanwhile quite a lot and now offer complete immigration packages. The concerned family has to pay a certain amount of money and with that it gets a guarantee that one person from the family will get an entry visa to the desired country even without any knowledge of the language of the host country. A lot of advertisement is done in this context; the diplomatic representation or the embassy on its part does not keep one eye closed here. On the contrary, they keep their eyes wide open on their work tables and avoid in case travel in such a dangerous country.
In short: how bad it would be if these officials of the foreign ministry and the ministry for development aid were not there? - The country would have additional unemployed persons, not much but still. Moreover, the expensive therapy costs are saved by way of the residence in the foreign country, where aggressions and humanly mistakes can be let out without anyone making a fuss!
Where is Dr. Senta Siller?
Monday, February 6, 2012
Dr. Senta Siller – mother of dolls and moving spirit soul of Thatta Kedona – did not come to the village this year. Friends of the project and readers here were wondering where is Dr. Senta Siller?
Dr. Senta Siller is doing a lot. She has been winding up Pakistan House Potsdam that was founded by her in 2001. She Pakistan House is closing down and Gross Behnitz - another international project is starting.
Along with winding up of Pakistan House, Dr. Senta Siller has been training a group of women in handicrafts and making clothing for Gross Behnitz project. Dr. Senta Siller will start the next training course from Gross Behnitz. During this period, she with other volunteers has also managed 30 bazaar days in ethnological museums in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Stay tuned, more will come on Pakistan House and Gross Behnitz project?
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Fine Art of Block Printing
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Aslam represents fourth generation of the family carrying forward the art of block printing that is at the verge on extinction. Block printing represents an age when mastery over art was the struggle of a life time of hard labour and Aslam does not seem to forget this philosophy even thought he has ambitious to innovate and diversify the art of his forefathers in a big way.
Jhando, the master craftsman exported hand painted and printed cottons and silks and velvets to agencies in London and New York. An international nomenclature some seventy years ago and now Calico Prints in Lahore is representing the family name and craft which once enjoyed international repute. Aslam is carrying the tradition further.
Labels: Block Printing
BNU University Students in Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka
Friday, February 3, 2012
Students from different universities visit Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka for researh, learning and excursion. Here students from Beaconhouse National University are being briefed by Farooq Ahmed of Thatta Kedona in WAC in the Village.
Meeting with the Governor Punjab
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Labels: Thatta Kedona
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Labels: Rhatta Kedona Radio
About Autonomous Bio-molecular and Poly-crystalline Organisms in Construction Structures
Wednesday, February 1, 2012