Sharing the experience
Nur Akter, 44, candidly shared the difficulties she had in her community before she was the beneficiary of a Habitat project.
At the closing ceremony of the Korean aid funded project in January, Nur Akter spoke in front of over 100 of her fellow community members, saying her relationship with neighbours was poor because her family's toilet was unhygienic and had a pungent smell.
Every single person we met and worked with made us feel part of the community
For my 5th Global Village build with Habitat for Humanity I found myself leading a team of volunteers from the UK to Bangladesh, a country (as a team) we knew little about, aside from the vital work that Habitat for Humanity does. We arrived in Dhaka tired from the long journey yet eager to see what Bangladesh had to offer. And we were not disappointed - what a beautiful and vibrant country!
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