I am currently working on a project to renovate a small village in Minya. The village is called Al Kom Al Akhdar near Maghagha. ( link for location : https://goo.gl/maps/k2a2n2Zn3qx7KEjB9 )
The village is in Maghagha, Minya. Kom Al Akhdar is a small district in Minya. It is a very poor area, like many other districts, where there aren’t proper infrastructures (fundamental facilities and systems serving an area), no access to clean water and no access to many needed services.
Part of this village is still unauthorized by the government since locals started building on green areas without the approval of the government which lead to lack of services as electricity and water. (The government can start introducing electricity and water to such areas when a certain number of inhabitants reach a certain number, so it can be considered authorized for the government).
Locals have to go to the surrounding villages and districts to find services that are not found in the village.
( link for pictures of the village : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oVCbRtb-zGKOdxdGWpOTu5Oe_ztOlKhX?usp=sharing )
What are the projects to be implemented:
1.Painting the facade of the buildings along the main street of the village.
2.Creating small public spaces and urban furniture around the village.
3.Building waiting areas with shade for the villagers to wait for transportation.
4.Cleaning the Lake in-front of the village.
5.Building a 3 U-shaped buildings to throw garbage in.
6. Building a gate for the village
This project is a charitable idea initiated by me,I am currently doing my masters in Urban Regeneration of informal settlements; The case study was chosen to be in Al Kom Al Akhdar. This village was specifically chosen since I, along with other people, go to help a lot of people there. I eagerly felt the urge to do more and use my masters project to develop and help the less fortunate in these areas, and maybe initiate a prototype that can be later on used in the surrounding villages.
While I am so eager to make it happen for the people there, I will definitely have to use a lot of help from every source I know. I have started spreading the word to people all around for funding.
This is a link to a presentation that has all the project details and cost for each sub project.