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

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