Where are we now
At the moment, we have cleared the stretch of the canal bank and completed the plantation of saplings that would become the ‘Miyawaki’ forests
along with the PWD. The site where the community center is planned to set up has been cleared of debris that was there and surveyed. A questionnaire to understand community needs and waste management practices has been prepared to be circulated within the community. Furthermore, the core team has been engaging with the city municipality to engage them as well.
The core team, consisting of architects and people from other walks of life is ideally balanced in terms of expertise. Funding has been mainly through donations that the organizations received.
An indication of our team’s capacity:
30% funding already raised
80% expertise already found
Finance: € 15,000
The project is proposed to develop in incremental stages not only for practical and financial reasons but also to develop trust & collective ownership within the community, as well as provide opportunities to learn from each other and adapt, between the community & the core team.
Therefore, the main focus for the team is firstly to set up enough funds & resources to actualize the first 2 phases of the project. While the city municipality has come forward to set up the waste management center (phase 2), the rest falls within the scope of the core team to secure funding & resources.
|Site preparation leveling, cleaning, landscaping||1,500|
|Multipurpose play court with protective fencing||10,000|
|Children's play area play objects||2,000|
|Solar powered street lamps for the site||1,500|
Skills: Planning & Management
The core of the project deals with providing a community-based waste management system to engage the community and raise awareness to protect the canal and other natural resources from misuse. Also, the project aims to put in place circular flows through the waste management center to encourage reuse of local waste. We are looking for input on best practices through prior expertise on such initiatives at a similar scale and context.