Thatta Kedona

Culture is a Basic Need

Thatta Kedona Ki Kahani


Thatta Khedona -A Pak-German Initiative For Doll-making and Women Empowerment

Duriya Hashmi

Around twenty five years ago, Amjad Ali, a Pakistani expat and his German friends Senta Siller and Norbert Pinsch came up with the idea to give an opportunity to craftswomen of Okara to showcase their handmade dolls in Germany. It was just a matter of few more years that the trio became a household name for the villagers of Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka,Okara. The small project aimed at women doll makers quickly transformed into a significant development project providing support for child education, basic health units, livelihood and solar energy needs of the people of a remote village in Okara. For his commitment and passion for the social uplift of local people, locals of Okara and the German sponsors mutually decided to call one of the project 'Amjad's Village' named after the co-founder, Amjad Ali who is loved and respected by all in Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka.

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Some of the footage in the Video is taken, with due permission from Amajd Ali, and contains clips owned by PTV and Afsar Awan
Images: Ali Raza Jaffery , Amjad Ali
Music: East Side Story

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