THE HAPPY VILLAGE PROJECT

aims at supporting communities affected by natural disasters and climate change by forming safe villages, improving environments and promoting the preservation of indigenous cultural values.


1. MAIN ACTIVITIES

Through research and community consultation, together with the “participatory approach” in implementation method, The Resilient Housing Program provides technical and partial financial support, as well as utilizes local government resources and plans to carry out the activities below in collaboration with the beneficiary communities:

Implementing safe planning, infrastructure and housing

  • Planning safely as well as helping community activities to take place smoothly and people to have easy access to public services such as schools, clinics, electricity, clean water…
  • Building safe housing to avoid winds and minimize the risk of landslides or flash floods.
  • Building stable infrastructure (electricity, clean water, waste treatment area…).

Improving hygiene and living environment

  • Constructing toilets.
  • Constructing waste treatment areas.
  • Giving instructions on garbage classification and waste treatment.
  • Increasing access to clean water.

Promoting the preservation of indigenous cultural values

  • Providing technical and financial support for local inhabitants to build cultural & communal infrastructure.
  • Consulting the public and making efforts to protect indigenous knowledge in the project area.
  • Promoting the preservation and restoration of indigenous cultural values.

2. PROJECT AREAS

Nam Tra My District, Quang Nam Province

Noc Lang Loan, Nam Tra My is the resettlement area due to natural disasters of more than seventy (70) Xo Dang households.

Bac Tra My District, Quang Nam Province

Noc Ong Phong is the resettlement area of more than fifty (50) households of the Ca Dong ethnic group (currently considered as a branch of the Xo Dang ethnic group).

3. PROJECT UPDATES

Architect Dinh Ba Vinh simulated the construction of the “Hieu Quat”
– the community house of the Xo Dang ethnic group after consulting the village elders.
The youth of Lang Loan Village moved the big pillar, preparing to construct the “Hieu Quat”.
Women in Nam Tra My participated in the construction of the “Hieu Quat”
– the community house of the Xo Dang ethnic group.
The “Hieu Quat” of Noc Lang Loan, Nam Tra My was completed.
Toilets at the model toilet cluster in Noc Lang Loan, Nam Tra My.
Architect Dinh Ba Vinh checked the operation of the shower at the first toilet cluster in Noc Lang Loan, Nam Tra My.
People in Bac Tra My collaborated with the technical team in building a safe house frame.
Here comes the “Put garbage in the basket” Project or “Ta xu tam roa” in Xo Dang language.
It is noteworthy that the rattan basket was made by the people themselves.
Local officer Nguyen Trung Kien gave boots to children in Nam Tra My.

4. HUMAN RESOURCES