Rotary Nijkerk Meschede 2018
During the impressive and emotional trip Rotary Clubs Nijkerk and Meschede Warstein, made in October 2016 to Siem Reap Cambodia, the idea already started this should be something to do again. So Christian and Don are happy to invite Rotary members of both clubs to join us in a trip to Sri Lanka in 2018. The plan is to leave on Friday 26 of October and return on 4 November. This is for those who do not take some extra time to discover the country after our building week.
Despite great advances made by housing programs in Sri Lanka, the housing need across the island is great. Many families displaced by the 26-year conflict in Sri Lanka — which left homes, schools and other infrastructure destroyed — are still in need of permanent and secure housing. Many of these families live in shacks made of tin sheets. In Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, Colombo, a large proportion of the population lives in crowded, informal settlements with limited access to clean water and safe sanitation. Housing for workers in the estate sector for tea, rubber and coconut is another area of concern. The poverty level among the estate workers is higher than the national average, making it impossible for families to gain access to secure shelter. Families living on plantations in the Central Province are also vulnerable to landslides during the monsoon months.
Habitat Sri Lanka works with partners and volunteers in building decent, affordable homes with families in need of adequate housing. Almost 3,000 families were supported in building their homes that were destroyed after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. In May 2013, a 4,000-home housing project funded by the Indian government for internally displaced people in the Eastern Province was launched. In February 2017, a 14-milllion-euro (more than US$14.8 million) project funded by the European Union broke ground in Mullaitivu district in the north. About 2,455 families will be assisted to build or repair homes with the use of locally made construction materials. The multi-faceted housing project is set to benefit more than 215,000 people in northern and eastern Sri Lanka. In addition, funding from Alwaleed Philanthropies will enable 80 homes to be rebuilt for cycloneaffected families in the Central Province.
|when||van 26 oktober tot en met 4 november 2018|
|projected price||€ 1.900|
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