Thatta Kedona

Culture is a Basic Need

پاکستان میں ’گڑیاؤں کے گاؤں‘ کی ملکہ، جرمن ڈاکٹر سینتا سلر

جرمن خاتون ڈاکٹر سینتا سلر پیشے کے اعتبار سے ڈیزائنر ہونے کے ناطے پاکستانی خواتین کے کشیدہ کاری اور دستکاری جیسے ہنر کی قدر دان ہیں۔ پاکستانی صوبہ پنجاب کے ضلع اوکاڑہ میں دریائے راوی کے بائیں کنارے پر واقع ’ٹھٹہ غلام کا دھیروکا‘ نامی ایک گاؤں میں جاری پاک جرمن ترقیاتی منصوبے میں جرمن خاتون ڈاکٹر سینتا سلر کا مرکزی کردار ہے۔ عرفان آفتاب کی خصوصی رپورٹ۔

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PK Announcement

This small exhibition shows the work of about 25 years done by the AFA. Likewise, cooperations (AFWA, SPARC), special projects (Lok Virsa, Drinking Water Project) and national events (Bhara Kahu, Karachi, Abottabod) have been taken into account.

Particularly noteworthy are the achievements of AFA in the context of the arts and crafts, as well as the International Distribution of local handicrafts and on national level dissemination of alternative technology ,for which various awards and prizes were collected.

Another special mention is the Kids Club / 3-Schools event, where children from the village, Lahore and Okara were playfully introduced to Alternative Technologies.


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Thatta Kedona Guest Book

Friends of Thatta Kedona, guests to the Dolls Village and former volunteers of the project can now look into the scanned guestbooks and refresh their memories here.

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Quality of Life Competition

FPAC Secretary General Professor Aamir Rafique handing over the prize money to Bashira-Bibi - the winner of annual Quality of Life Competition.  AFA (NGO) holds annual competition for preservation of cultural heritage.  

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Repair Work in AFA Project of NGO in TGD

Member of Supervising Board 3S, Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch in TGD to check repair work:

-Front wall with mud and bricks
-White wash front and entrance
-Repair of shelves in kitchen garden of Women and Men Centres
-Cleaning work on drinking water plot,
-Floor repair work in office

3S is an informal, Senta Siller Foundation related platform from which funds are collected from home and abroad.

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Thatta Kedona at AHAN

Visit of the AFA (NGO) General Secretary, Professor Aamir Rafique, at the Thatta Kedona stand, in AHAN Show held on 7-10 March, 2018 in Lahore.

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Meeting with DC Okara Over Issues of Drinking Water and Gray Water

Discussion with the Deputy Commissioner of Okara, Dr Irshad Ahmed, at the DC office Okara on the subject of Buffalo Pond project in the village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka. A special concern here is to keep the area free of illegal construction, as well as a connection from the Buffalo Pond to the local drainage canal to dispose of the waste water, so that the drinking water well can again be put back into operation.
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Dr Norbert Pintsch in Pakistan

Dr Norbert Pintsch is in Pakistan for Spring 2018.

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Thatta Kedona at Neelibar Cultural Show in Lahore

The Information and Culture Department held a number of cultural shows recently at the Open Air Theatre in Bagh-e-Jinnah Lahore to exhibit the arts and culture of different regions of Pakistan’s most populous province Punjab.

On 24th of February Sahiwal Division celebrated its culture at the “Neelibar Cultural Show”. Many artists, groups and organisations represented Sahiwal Division at this show, including “Thatta Kedona”, the handicrafts project initiated in 1993 in the village Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka in district Okara by the German Designer Dr. Senta Siller and her husband Dr. Norbert Pintsch.

Beautiful ethnic dolls created by the “Thatta Kedona” girls were not only exhibited at a stall near the stage but also displayed at the huge stage of the Open Air Theatre, where live music and local dances of Neelibar region were presented by a number of artists. This day long cultural event was visited by hundreds of people.

Sahiwal Division is one of the nine divisions of the Punjab province. Okara was a Tehsil of Sahiwal Division until 1982 before becoming one of the three districts of Sahiwal Division.

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Success of NGOs due to Selflessness

Omar M. Ali

An example of obviously excellent project work is the ThattaKedona project of the Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama in the village of Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroke in the district of Okara, Tehsil Gogera. The initiative began in the autumn of 1990 with a visit from Austrian graphic designer S.S. in the village.

The special thing about the project is that it is actually a self-help project, and that outside help was primarily selfless. In the daughter projects (see www. ...) of the ThattaKedona project, this peculiarity is also evident as well: The external participation depends upon whether something is drawn from a project, i.e. portion of the financial success. Comparisons with other projects show that volunteer can be found in projects, but they want (whether they have to, that is the crucial question) to be paid or financed . They give their time, but want to be rewarded! In the projects of S.S. The selflessness prevails, - which is the basis of long-term success. The local management of the NGO also does not live on the income, - a worldwide novelty and rarity in NGOs!
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