Thatta Kedona

Culture is a Basic Need

پاکستان میں 'گڑیاؤں کے گاﺅں' کی جرمن ملکہ


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Eid Mubarak to all Friends of Thatta Kedona Dolls




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Amjad's Village Project Pakistan


Amjad's Village Project established by Dr Siller in 1993 in the Pakistani province of Punjab, which has in the meanwhile also added a Men's Centre, has many women members and it is generating income for them. The women here work not on full-time basis but in a traditional way so that family and field work is not compromised and festivals of different types, common in villages, can be celebrated as usual. The village Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka has about 1200 residents. The villagers established the NGO Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama in 1991, which co-operates with the DGFK e.V. (German Society for Promotion of Culture). The Anjuman itself co-operates with six further projects in the country. You can find information (including images and videos) about the activities on this blog. 

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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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