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Re: [arkitectindia] Digest Number 12

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  • akhlaque ahan
    hi I am happy to see that you people are doing wonderful job in the field of environmentand child care. I wish u all the best, ahan ... === message truncated
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 25, 2003
      hi
      I am happy to see that you people are doing wonderful
      job in the field of environmentand child care.
      I wish u all the best,
      ahan
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      > There are 2 messages in this issue.
      >
      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. The Arkitect , The Arkitect
      > From: "arkitect95"
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      > 2. Annie's full article with notes and
      > references
      > From: "arkitect95"
      > <arkitect95@...>
      >
      >
      >
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      >
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      >
      > Message: 1
      > Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 14:40:02 -0000
      > From: "arkitect95" <arkitect95@...>
      > Subject: The Arkitect , The Arkitect
      >
      > April 2003
      >
      > The Arkitect
      > An Ark Newsletter
      > The Arkitect
      >
      >
      > CONTENTS
      >
      > 1. Report
      > I. Children Festival
      > II. Letters from Penola High School, Australia.
      >
      > 2 Volunteers' Column
      > Some Reasons for Success and Failure:
      > A very brief overview of development management
      > by Annie Romanos
      >
      > 3. Two Ways
      > Questions about Old Items Bank
      >
      > 4. Invitation
      > 5. Notice
      >
      >
      >
      > 1.REPORT
      >
      > I- CHILDREN FESTIVAL
      >
      > Children at Risk has organised a Baal Mela
      > (Children Festival) on
      > March
      > 15 in Tyagraj Stadium. More than 20 organisations
      > working among slum
      > and street children took part in it. ARK was one of
      > them. This was
      > the
      > first time we got an official invitation from the
      > organizing
      > nisation. We went with 31 children and six
      > volunteers to coordinate
      > with them.
      >
      > Almost every slum has send its children to
      > participate in this
      > mela..
      > It was a very satisfactory experience. Our kids won
      > four prizes in
      > different events but the most important source for
      > satisfaction was
      > sense of pride in the children of most deprived lot.
      > You would have
      > love
      > to see them taking part in race bare footed. Except
      > 4-5 all were
      > running without kit. Running 100 m., 200 m., and 800
      > m. with barefoot
      > is
      > not a joke. But they were enjoying it.
      >
      > They were dancing like a Bollywood actor/actress.
      > Absolutely no
      > difference. They have melodious voice. If you dress
      > them properly
      > and
      > send them to a good school, you will not be able to
      > recognise whether
      > they are from slum or�
      >
      > It was such a wonderful environment. Kids, kids and
      > kids. Everywhere
      > there were kids. The stadium was full of kids. No
      > matters who wins
      > the
      > game, all were happy. They were no trace of sadness
      > on the face of
      > other
      > kids who did not get any prize. For them it was
      > totally a new
      > experience and they were enjoying it. It was such a
      > memorable day!
      >
      >
      > II- LETTERS FROM PENOLA HIGH
      > SCHOOL, AUSTRALIA
      >
      > Students of Penola High School, Adelaide Australia,
      > have
      > written letters to students at Ark Education Centre
      > (AEC), Dhapo
      > Colony
      > Slum, New Delhi. The man behind this exercise is Mr.
      > Alex Popovich, a
      > teacher at Penola High School. Mr. Popovich
      > volunteered with Ark in
      > October 2002. During his stay in Delhi, he taught at
      > AEC in Delhi,
      > and was inspired to think about a practical solution
      > to the problems
      > he saw at the slum.
      >
      > On return to Australia, Alex shared his story and
      > photos with his
      > students. The students were motivated to write to
      > the children at
      > AEC. We see this as one of the on-going benefits of
      > volunteering, and
      > we hope this is just the beginning of what will be a
      > continual
      > association with Penola High School and Ark. Thanks
      > Alex for your
      > inspiration and commitment!
      >
      > Students of AEC are also wring letters to their pen
      > friends in
      > Australia. This will be for the first time that
      > students from slums
      > are directly contacting to students of any school in
      > a developed
      > country. The students at AEC are very exciting with
      > the idea of
      > writing letters to their counter parts in Australia.
      > They are writing
      > in Hindi. ARK volunteers will translate them into
      > English. ARK will
      > post both the letters, original and translated to
      > Mr. Popovich who
      > will hand over to the concerned students in his
      > school.
      >
      > 2. VOLUNTEERS' COLUMN
      >
      > SOME REASONS FOR SUCCESS AND FAILURE: A
      > VERY BRIEF
      > OVERVIEW
      > OF DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
      >
      > Successful development management is dependent upon
      > a few key
      > factors.
      > Is it? From small community projects to
      > multi-lateral aid programmes
      > of
      > global proportions, when the subject is human
      > development, ensuring
      > success is complex. Have we listened to everyone
      > concerned? Do we
      > understand the social and cultural conditions? Have
      > we heard from the
      > women? Have we identified the needs? Are the needs
      > expressed really
      > the needs of those we are here to assist or have we
      > been told what
      > they think we want to hear? Do we have the
      > necessary political
      > commitment? Do we have the appropriate expertise?
      > Have all
      > stakeholders been considered? What about the
      > project framework?
      > These are some derations that have a bearing on the
      > success of a
      > development project. And this brief essay is not the
      > space for
      > asking whether `we' should even concern ourselves
      > in others'
      > development , instead it will discuss three key
      > considerations
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