The Happy Village Project
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).