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Habitat for Humanity Global Village Program India 2011

Habitat for Humanity Global Village Program India 2011

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    • Volunteering in INDIA ...
      0ne brick at a time
      Habitat for Humanity Canada
      Global Village Program
      April 10 – May 2, 2011
      Building Homes.
      Building Hope.
    • Habitat for HumanityGlobal Village Program
      Canadian Global Village program started in 2005
      Over 3,500 people have volunteered in more than 30 countries around the world
      Assists low-income families to build their home by providing volunteer labour, donated materials and no-profit, no-interest mortgages
      Volunteers work hand in hand with homeowners to eliminate poverty housing around the world one house at a time
      Gain a greater understanding of development issues, learn more about another culture and about yourself
      www.habitat.ca/globalvillagehomec1532.php
    • INDIA
      7th largest country in the world – Canada is the 2nd largest
      2nd largest population – 1.1 Billion
      New Delhi is the capital city
      Hindi is the dominant language – English is the secondary official language
      Four major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism
      Indian Rupee is the currency – 42 INR = $1 CAN
      Four seasons: winter, summer, monsoon, post-monsoon
      Yoga originated in India over 5,000 years ago
      Chess was invented in India
      The Indian Railway System is the largest employer in the world – employs over 1 million people!!
    • Saket/Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri
      NS to Delhi - 30 hours of travel time (15,000km)
      Delhi – 14 million people
      Delhi to Agra – 250 kilometers
      Agra – 1.6 million people
      Agra is home to the TajMahaland Agra Fort
      Agra to FatehpurSikri - 40 kilometers
      FatehpurSikriis a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Saket
    • Agra Fort / Red Fort
      • commissioned in 1565 by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar
      • constructed of red sandstone
      • Emperor Shah Jahan, Akbar’s grandson, was imprisoned by his son in Agra Fort
    • Amazing craftmanship
    • TajMahal
      • built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife who died during the birth of their 14th child
      • took 22 years to build and 20,000 people
      • completely symmetrical
    • Time to gather
    • Fatehpur Sikri
    • the mosque
    • Pondicherry / Puducherry
      Puducherry means “new village”
      Former French colony
      Languages: Tamil and French
      1.2 million people
      Agriculture and fishing economy
      Temperature: 30°C - 40°C
      135 km south of Chennai and 2,350 km south east of Delhi
      http://tourism.puducherry.gov.in
    • tuktuk
    • Nehru Street... shopping!
    • The Market
    • Textiles
    • The Village
      Seyakuppam village in Tamil Nadu
      350 families
      Agriculture labourers
      Average monthly income: $100
      Habitat partnering with the Rural Education and Action for Liberation (REAL)
      32 homes identified to be built…325 ft2 each
      First build in this village…all women homeowners
      Cost of home: $2,500
    • NAZAR BATTUEvil Eye Warder
    • The toilet!!!
    • Homebase
    • House #1
    • Rebar
    • Walls
      Progress!!
    • House #2
    • Digging Holes
    • House #3
    • House #4
    • Destruction
      Poverty Home
      Wall
    • House #5
    • Moving bricks... all day long!!!
    • The Team
    • Celebrations
    • Music and dance
    • Proud Homeowners!!
    • The People
    • Goodbyes
    • Cultural Activities
    • ChidambaramTemple
    • Pichavaram Mangrove Forest
    • Rice and peanut Fields
    • Agriculture Labourers
    • Cooking dosaand chapati
    • henna
    • sari
    • The School
    • MamallpuramThe Five Rathas
    • Stone carvings
    • Shore Temple
    • The Beach
    • Chennai
    • Until Next time ...…
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