Barefoot Training Workshop for Category 2: Chulah Making and Category 3: Mother Earth Products

Barefoot Training Workshop for Category 2: Chulah Making and Category 3: Mother Earth Products

DICE Collaboration

Barefoot Training Workshop for Category 2: Chulah Making and Category 3: Mother Earth Products

Village Allah Deeno 1 or Chulah jo Goth and Village Pilari 2 or Qudriti Goth

 

The second and third training workshops for Category 2 regarding Chulah Making and Category 3 for Mother Earth Products were conducted between 10th -14th February 2019 at ZC3, Makli. Altogether 14 from village Allah Deeno 1 participated comprising 8 women and 7 youth, while 17 participants from village Pilari 2 comprising 6 women, 7 youth and 3 people with disabilities.

 

Although the cold wave seemed to be persisting; however, the weather was slightly more amenable and the participants took part with great enthusiasm in the process.

 

The most inspiring talk was give be the award winner Champa who told her story regarding her struggle to help build the chulahs. She told the audience that she was exactly in the same condition as the participants themselves. But through her sustained efforts and along with her husband Kanji she was able to help build thousands of chulahs taught to her by Heritage Foundation. She explained that she now was a woman of extraordinary means which she demonstrated by flashing her silver jewellery and by relating the wealth that she has acquired. As she has earned over Rs. 5,000,000 she had a right to show the potential of working hard in furthering a cause, which can also help others to achieve a better quality of life.

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DICE Collaboration, Barefoot Training Workshop for Category 1: Construction Techniques

DICE Collaboration, Barefoot Training Workshop for Category 1: Construction Techniques

Barefoot Training Workshop for Category 1: Construction Techniques

Village Allah Deeno 2 or Sutho jo Goth

The first training workshop for Category 1 regarding Construction Techniques was conducted between 5-9th February 2019 at ZC3, Makli. Altogether 38 participants from village Allah Deeno 2 participated comprising 25 women, 13 youth and 10 people with disabilities. Some women brought their babies with them along with several children who could not be left at home. They were all accommodated, since this is the only way we can encourage women to participate in learning activities.

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Training of Trainers

Training of Trainers

On 30th -31st January, at ZC3. Altogether 14 master trainers attended the workshop. The MTs, who had been trained over several years by HF, belonged to villages in Mirpur Khas, TandoAllahyar and Makli itself.

The trainers for the workshop were Ar. Yasmeen Lari and Mr. Naheem Shah who were assisted by supervisors Ms. Moomal Memon, Mr. Ali Brohi, Mr. Munawwar and Mr. Abdul Haque.

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Bringing Back the Glory of Karachi

In pursuance to the Hon’ble Supreme Court orders to reclaim the glory of the city of Karachi and to regulate further development, a meeting was held by Chief Secretary, Government of Sindh at Sindh Secretariat on Thursday, 31st January, 2019. The meeting was attended by several eminent architects and urban planners as well as top government officials for a full day session of discussions for working out a way forward.

Ar. Yasmeen Lari, as CEO, Heritage Foundation of Pakistan made a presentation on the vision for Karachi: “A 21st century megacity steeped in its 19thc. historic past, incorporating low carbon, climate smart, people-friendly, walkable green urbanism.”

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Makli Livelihoods Initiative

Makli Livelihoods Initiative

On 27th January 2018, at ZC3, the first assembly under the Makli Livelihoods Initiative (a collaborative effort of British Council/Heritage Foundation of Pakistan/and Glasgow University was held.

Also, Mr. Rizwan, head of Dewa Academy for the disabled examined several of the villagers who were suffering from various disabilities. It was decided that a survey of children with disabilities should be carried. There may be a need to work out how to help all those including children in order to mitigate their suffering.

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UNESCO Reactive Monitoring Mission for Makli WH

UNESCO Reactive Monitoring Mission for Makli WH

Heritage Foundation of Pakistan Karachi Centre and ZC3 at Makli were honoured by visits of Ms. Nao Hayashi (UNESCO Program Officer, Paris World Heritage Centre) and Dr. Jonathan Bell (ICOMOS consultant) and Mr. Jawad Aziz, Culture Specialist UNESCO Islamabad) who were on a mission to evaluate the status of the condition of Makli World Heritage Site.

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Celebration of World Habitat Award 2018 for Pakistan Chulah

Celebration of World Habitat Award 2018 for Pakistan Chulah

The World Habitat Awards, established in 1985 are the world’s leading housing awards. They are organised by World Habitat with support from UN-Habitat.

Pakistan Chulahs – _The smokeless stoves empowering women and changing lives teaches marginalized women to build a hygienic, sustainable, smokeless earthen stove, which not only improves their health but also empowers them to earn a living by marketing and building stoves in other villages.

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Celebrations of the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on 25th December 2018.

Celebrations of the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on 25th December 2018.

The festive event was organized by Sindh Police, and attended by high police officials including DIG and SSPs from Hyderabad and Thatta. On the occasion several schools had been invited to present skits and performances which were also attended by the local young people.

It was amazing how the venue consisting of a large hangar like structure made of skillful bamboo construction is becoming a popular venue for various groups.

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INTBAU - Excellence Award, Awarded to Heritage Foundation of Pakistan

INTBAU - Excellence Award, Awarded to Heritage Foundation of Pakistan

It is announced with great pleasure that Heritage Foundation of Pakistan is awarded Excellence Award 2018, in a  successful two-day session of the INTBAU World Congress to research, educate, and engage as widely as possible on the value and relevance of traditional architecture and urban design was held recently at the Royal Society of Arts in London. 

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