Civil Buildings and Infrastructure
The next headache of a villager, after the homes are rebuilt… maybe there is a way to eliminate that headache for them while they rebuild their houses…
- build the schools, mosques, clinics, shops, craft workshops and assure proper street and drainage!
I think, any good idea that isn’t done in time, doesn’t remain such a good idea… so while our higher authorities remain theorizing about how to provide shelter, we have already developed a methodology by which all affected citizens have begun rebuilding ‘resettling’ themselves. Since a step-by-step process of self-help is being adapted in villages along the Indus, we have begun taking on the next most immediate challenge to resettling the people along the Indus. While the local villagers are mobilized in a process to rebuild their individual homes, we can begin taking the responsibility to rebuild, for them, the civil buildings and sensible infrastructure of paths and drainage systems for all villages where the works of rehabilitation have already begun by the local population. By keeping the villagers involved in the rehabilitation process as much as possible, they will inevitable learn the processes to take on the larger tasks in developing their village.
These civil buildings would be: Primary schools, Mosques, Medical Clinic, Local Shops and a small cottage industry to teach crafts to villagers.
In doing so, we will be able to stay in direct exposure to the rehabilitation of houses that get done by the local villagers, helping us to maintain a presence to help them along the process. A prototype for each category of building will soon be developed (planned). The prototype will help us determine rough cost of each building. We can then experiment with usage of materials to make cost-effective buildings. This information will then be made available to any donor, NGO, student university/organization who is willing to take initiative in building for these villages the next set of things required once their homes are built: a. Primary school, b. Mosque, c. Medical Centre, d. Shops, e. Cottage industries, d. Clean/clear roads, e. Proper drainage systems.