Thatta Kedona

Culture is a Basic Need

Annual repair and maintenance

Village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka – commonly known as Dolls Village – is a center of activities that range from dolls and toys making to research and a place where large number of local and foreign volunteers come and add value.

Thatta Kedona is a project, first of its kind, in rural area where handmade quality toys are crafted using all indigenous materials and traditional designs based on cultural and folklore themes. The workmanship of the dolls and toys has acclaimed international recognition through their participation in numerous international events, exhibitions, fairs and displays. These toys are the embodiment of dreams, hopes and most of all self-reliance of the hands, which breathe a part of their own soul into them.

In the village we have community based Woman Art Centre where local womenfolk are involved in productive, creative and healthy income generating activities. The building opened back in 1992. At the same time, we have established Technology Transfer and Training Centre (TTTC) for men where volunteers help men in different productive activities including use of appropriate technology and work other fields {education, agriculture, hydrogeology (drinking water project), public health, economy (marketing, distribution), tourism and communication}. Village Musuem, Pump House for fresh water and Basic Health Units are some other building that house different related activities.

To keep these buildings functional and in immaculate condition for visitors all around the year, we carry out inspection and Tekedar Iqbal from Harrappa is then tasked to carry out necessary repair and maintenance and painting each year. Here are some of the images from ongoing repair work in Spring 2013.

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