Thatta Kedona

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Thatta Kedona Guest Book

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dr Norbert Pintsch is in Pakistan for Spring 2018.

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Thatta Kedona at Neelibar Cultural Show in Lahore

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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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