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Earthquake Pakistan 2005

PATEKA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

TO HELP IN THE RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITAION, the Diocese has already started working with a cluster of five (5) villages that have a population of 310 families, in an area is known as Patika. Recently another adjacent village by the name Sarwai, with 100 families, has also joined the cluster.

Patika, is about seventy-four (74) km to the northwest of Abbotabad, about 13 km from Ghari Habibullah on the way to Balakot. It is worth mentioning that while extending the relief in the Balakot and Ghari Habibullah areas, only the Diocesan teams reached the Patika area, and distributed tents, food, clothing and metal sheets for shelters. The entire operation was carried out in close collaboration with the local villages, who are helpful and courteous.

Formation of Community Based Organization (CBO) in the Patika area.
Keeping in view the future possibility of Patika Community Development, the Diocese has encouraged and helped the villagers to establish Community Based Organization (CBO) known as the Patika CBO. Nine (9) members from all six villages manage the CBO. The Head of the CBO is a properly elected representative of the local government, Mr. Sardar Rafique, Naib Nazam (Deputy Administrator) of the local bodies. Areas of responsibilities are assigned to all the representatives, who will work in close cooperation with the Diocesan Earthquake Relief Response Office.

The Diocese of Peshawar, Church of Pakistan wants to establish a Field Operation Office at Patika Central with Diocesan workers placed there. The nine representatives under the leadership of Sardar Rafique will meet regularly in the office, carry out the operation and report to the Diocese. The Diocese of Peshawar will act as a Partner with the Patika CBO, to provide technical assistance, procure essential funding, develop human resources, monitor the development, and act as liaison with the government and other supporting organizations.

Office Bearers of CBO with Diocesan Team of Earthquake Relief Response
The local villagers have fully owned the development programme; they will make sure that the help extended must reach to each and every family of the area. Soon the Diocese in collaboration with Patika CBO will issue identity passes to all the families, on which the total number of each family will be mentioned. Necessary support given to each family will be entered on the card. To strengthen the CBO an initial amount of US$10,182 will be required.

IMMEDIATE NEEDS OF PATEKA AS ASSESSED BY THE DIOCESAN TEAM:

Home/Shelters: (CBO Rep. Responsible, Mr. Khalil ur Rehman)
Four hundred and ten (410), homes/shelters are required for the entire area. Mr. Khalil ur Reham, who will coordinate the activity, is a mason as well as a carpenter. The community will feel comfortable if there is a shelter with a minimum of two rooms, a separate toilet, and a kitchen. Each two room house will cost 195,000 Pak rupees. The Diocese intends to construct 410 houses. Total cost for 410 houses, including transportation and administrative costs will be US$1, 531,219.

Health Cover (CBO Rep. Responsible, Muhammad Ashaf)
i) One Basic Health Unit (BHU) is required to cover needs of the six villages. The Unit will consist of a doctor, nurse, medical tech, laboratory technician, Lady Health Visitors (2), assistants (2), driver, and vehicle (4x4). The BHU will be put in a properly sheltered accommodation of twelve rooms of 8x12 feet and a set of six toilets. Each furnished room will cost around 150,000 Pak rupees, while the toilets will cost around 600,000 Pak rupees. Running expenses will be around 3,000,000 Pak rupees per year. Thus the total expenses will be US$91,554.

ii) One Mobile Health Unit, operated from the BHU, will also visit each village every day.  It will provide basic care on the spot; difficult cases will be referred to the main Static Health Unit and the local hospital in the vicinity. The Mobile team Unit will also inform about the new needs for the area, and monitor the help already extended. Running expenses will be around US$46,610.

iii) A health promotion strategy for Patika, based on a family health survey, will be developed that will identify and address areas, which need improvement, such as women’s health immunization status, nutritional adequacy of high risk groups, access to appropriate care and selected problems such as hypertension, cervical and breast cancer detection, tuberculosis, diabetes and eye health. Certain diseases will require management at Mission Hospital, Peshawar. The total cost for the one week survey will be around US$5,085.

Education (CBO Rep. Responsible, Muhammad Rafique)
There were three schools in the area, two were for the boys and one for girls, from prep Class to the 10th class, from ages 5 to 16 years. The government subsidized two, and the other one was privately owned. But, after the calamity, all three totally collapsed. There are hardly any signs that the collapsed schools will operate in the near future. In our meeting with the villagers, it became abundantly obvious that they were desperate to have a school. The Diocese has encouraged a Co-education School in large tents. At present there are 100 students. It is expected that there will be 250 students by the end of the year. A proper school needs to be developed into a decent shelter of around 12 rooms (each 18x24 feet), each room will cost around 120,000 Pak rupees. Twelve toilets for the staff and students, one set of six will cost 300,000 Pak rupees. Six small rooms for office, staff room and storage Rs.90,000 each. In addition, furniture, books and salary for the staff will also be needed. The initial capital cost, to provide is 2,200,000 Pak rupees, while the recurring cost will be 300,000 per month., or a total of US$1,160,000.

In addition to proper school, the Diocese will also establish Adult Literacy Centers and sewing classes for ladies. This project will cost around 300,000 Pak rupees for the capital expenses while recurring expenses will be around 30, 00 Pak rupees per month. The total cost will be US$11,187.

Water and Sanitation (CBO Rep. Responsible, Rafique Rubbani)
Initially, the villages were dependent on the water coming from the mountains’ springs. But the quake has totally destroyed the springs, they have vanished from the face of the earth. At the moment villagers are getting water from a glacier, but each village needs separate connection. There are two possibilities to provide clean drinking water.:
The villagers have expressed their desire to have water pumps, at least 4 to 6 in each village. To dig the well and put in the pump, will cost around 125,000 per pump. Total cost for 36 hand pumps, including transportation of material and administrative charges, would be US$86,186.
The second way would be to get water through pipes from the glaciers, properly treat it, and take it to all the houses. Health engineering experts will help in the survey and give an estimate of the project. This will cost around US$37,288 for all the six villages.

A proper drainage system is also required to prevent diseases. The estimated cost for sanitation is $32,237.

Farming and Plantation (CBO Rep. responsible, Muhammad Shafique)
The Diocese plans to encourage and help the villagers in farming as well. At least two tractors are needed, which will be used alternatively by the villages. Each tractor with trolley will cost 500,000 Pak rupees. Some initial financial support is required for seeds, tools and requirements for farming. A set of tools and seeds will cost around 4000 Pak rupees.  Each village requires at least 4 sets.  The Diocese has planned to provide 5000 fruit trees for all the five villages. Local donors from the Diocese have already provided and planted 2500 trees. Assistance needed:  US$27,393.

Livestock and Poultry (CBO Rep. responsible, Ghulam Hussain)
The Patika area had around 155 buffalos milk and dung used for the fertilizer as well as fuel. During the earthquake all 155 died. The villagers are desperate to get more buffalos. The cost of one good buffalo is 60,000 rupees; if given, it will be a great help to the areas. Along with buffalos, goats are also required.  Each goat will cost around 4000 Pak rupees, the total need for the six villages is 300 goats. In the same way poultry will also be needed for meat and eggs. Bee keeping can also be introduced in the areas. The need for livestock and poultry etc. is US$289, 447.

Road and Communication (CBO Rep. responsible, Mubarak Hussain)
The quake totally damaged the only road. It was decided at our meeting to get the road repaired in order for better communication and transportation. The villagers along with the Naib Nazim (Deputy Administrator) will approach the army to help in the straightening the road and the approach to the Patika villages. However, in case  the army is unavailable, repair and construction of the road will require US$49,152.

Livelihood recovery and job opportunities (CBO Rep. responsible, Haji Abdul Rashid).
All six villages had small shops to meet the daily needs of the area. The quake destroyed all their small businesses. We expect to help the villagers with 6 to 8 shops in each of the villages with some initial financial assistance. A small portion of the profit can be put aside to enable the villages to put in at least one new shop every year. In the same way both CBO and the Diocese will try to contact different organization and agencies to provide job opportunities to the deserving people of the Patika area. Assistance required for the recovery of livelihood is US$182,384.

Community Directed Rehabilitation for Disabled (CBO Rep. responsible, Muhammad Rafique)
The Diocese plans to introduce Community Directed Rehabilitation for all those who have suffered from the Earthquake. It means that the Diocese would like a set-up a Community Directed Rehabilitation Center for the Physically and Mentally Handicapped. This project will cost around US$19,830 for construction of the Center, US$35,594 for other capital expenses and US$59,322 as operating expense for one year. The total amount for the project will be US$114,746.

The Diocese is confident that the regular pastoral service, and support in Pateka will re-enact, God’s love as experienced in Jesus Christ for the whole people of God.”

 

 
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