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Culture is a Basic Need

Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch - the Honorary Doctor of Science

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Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch has been working tirelessly on Appropriate Technology in Cameroon, Pakistan and elsewhere.


I have the fortune to be familiar with Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch’s work in Technical Transfer and Training Center (TTTC) for Men in remote Pakistani Village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka, Mud Housing Project at Lahore and also what he has been doing to promote African energy through the use of solar energy with the meaningful and active coopration with Senior Expect Service (SES) Bonn-Germany and Society for the Advancement of Culture (DGFK) Berlin Germany as solutions to Climate Change and adaptation.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 10:42 AM, ,

Culture is a basic need

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Cultural curators say the most important factors for the current development were laid in the 19th century. The rejection of thinking and acting as a community meant for the technology an enormous increase in the industrial production because the division of work led to higher productivity and new professions and it appeared on the face of it to increase the standard of living in western cultures (for example the Taylorism as introduced in Ford automobile factories).

Analysis of the society by political and economic thinkers led to development theories, which could not foresee the effects of these policies as evidenced today. The cardinal error by these theorists was the euro-centristic model, i.e. nobody took the happenings in other cultures into consideration..
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 10:44 AM, ,

The Market of People

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Dr. Senta Siller has been busy in displaying beautiful handmade dolls from Pakistan at bazaars in the ethnological Museum in Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Vienna Austria and bringing them to “market of people.”


Dr Senta Siller got an award in Brandenburg for the work in the Project Landgut Borsig. Here are some images of Dr. Senta Siller with Dr Posch – the former Austrian Ambassador in Pakistan.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 4:20 PM, ,

Visible Change

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On the occasion of the 75th birthday of Dr. Siller Siller,  I on my own behalf and on the behalf of all other volunteers associated with Thatta Kedona we take this opportunity to thank her heartily for her exemplary and untiring efforts towards the cause.

Twenty years are a long time for a village NGO, or for that matter any other organizations from private and government sectors. The Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama in district Okara (near Gogera) has come a long way in th last two decades. From the start, the NGO never aimed at mass production and has focused on high quality products in small.

The work of the NGO is based upon artistic handicraft. Remember, a large machine based production would be dependent upon the energy supply, which in this country, is hardly available 24 hours.

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