Bamboo rendering technology training
HFH Bangladesh successfully completed two days “Bamboo rendering technology training” August 6 & 7, 2014 at Ashashuni and Kaliganj upazilas of Satkhira district. The local masons, carpenters, labors, local Govt. representatives, elite persons, VDMC members, and Partner NGO’s staff as well as HFHB staffs were present at the training. Total 50 participants were present in two days sessions. A practical demonstration was organized for better understanding about bamboo rendering house construction.
After this training the participants will be able to build disaster resilient houses in the community. The training included: Use of construction materials for Bamboo rendering house; Construction technique, house design and estimation; Bamboo cultivation process; Bamboo treatment process
Urban Dialogue 2014
Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh organized Urban Dialogue 2014 on September 10, 2014 jointly with the World Vision Bangladesh and the Islamic Relief Bangladesh at the Spectra Convention Centre, Gulshan 1, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 107 high and mid level officials from various NGO, INGOs, CWC and Government participated at the dialogue for experience sharing and leaning. The objective of the Urban Dialogue 2014 was “To foster sound relationships between service providers and urban slum communities to ensure cooperation in providing and maintaining required public services in an effort to transform the community into a well-organized, safe and healthy settlement.” Adv. Nurjahan Begum Mukta MP, Member, Parliamentary Standing committee on Housing and Public Works Ministry and Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Representative of UN Habitat in Bangladesh were present as special guests in Urban Dialogue 2014. Mr. John Armstrong, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh presided over the Urban Dialogue 2014.
Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh, a branch of HFH International, was established in 1999. It currently operates in 7 locations across the country, aiming to break the cycle of poverty that comes with poorly-constructed homes in Bangladesh. HFH Bangladesh has found that improved shelter conditions, especially through a participatory approach in which the household takes a strong role in the improvements, has tangible community, environmental and health-related benefits.
To date, more than 6,500 poor Bangladeshi families have partnered with Habitat to improve their housing, water and sanitation, and living conditions. Additionally, around 30,000 people who have also received training in microfinance, safe water and sanitation, appropriate construction technology, and disaster response and mitigation.
Habitat Youth BUILD 2014
On May 3, 2014 about 100 youth from educational institutions and organizations volunteered to build 7 houses for the people in need at Rajashon, Savar. Youth from the American International School, International School Dhaka, National Council of Churches in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Youth First Concern, North South University, American International University Bangladesh, Korean International Coorporation Agency, MetLife, Jaago Foundation and Sher-e-Bangla agricultural university took part at this one day event to raise awareness of the terrible poverty housing situation in the Asia-Pacific region and grow support for the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live..
Habitat Youth BUILD 2014 builds on last year’s success that involved more than 100,000 volunteers in seven countries across 42 sites. The campaign supported more than 700 low-income families.This year Youth BUILD involved more than 800,000 volunteers in 11 countries – Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea and Thailand campaigned on- and offline to garner support for the Habitat Youth BUILD movement and raise vital funds to tackle poverty housing in the region.