IKF Villages emerge in Southern Punjab

09 Feb, 2012

In District Rajanpur, the IKF has taken upon itself to rebuild 18 village communities in the Union Council of SonMiani. Not only will 2800 flood affectees benefit from having their homes rebuilt, a complete upgrade of infrastructure that includes the construction of 3 new schools, a basic health unit and a community/skill development center.

Of the 309 homes planned in the 18 villages of UC SonMiani, 100 have already been delivered to residents whilst the rest are at different stages in the construction process.  It is anticipated that the construction of homes will conclude in April 2012.  Given the integrated approach to village rehabilitation that the IKF has embarked upon, infrastructure will be developed as well, including street lighting, paved footpaths, cove

In keeping with the IKF’s emphasis on community participation, social mobilization efforts are underway and Village Level Operation & Maintenance (VLOM) training is to be provided to the corps of Young Village Volunteers selected from within their communities.  Worht a mention, the owners of the homes are directly involved in the their construction.  In this way, the IKF hopes to instill a sense of ownership that is vital to the growth of any community anywhere in the developing world, including Pakistan.  Stay tuned for further developments.red sewage and effective drainage systems in all the villages.

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