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MODDHA-Haiti

MODDHA-Haiti Action Plan
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Throughout December of 2009, MODDHA met to discuss strategies "To bring permanent and lasting change to the people of Haiti." An area near the port of Les Cayes in the western end of the country was identified. By the New Year, it was decided that the first full MODDHA Village would be built in Haiti near Les Cayes.

The sudden and monumental tragedy of January 12 became cause to consider moving our efforts directlly to Port Au Prince. After careful consideration MODDHA decided to remain in the Les Cayes area as originally planned. MODDHA's commitment to Haiti is longterm. The new village in Les Cayes will not only be a "permanent and lasting" community, but will serve as a model and educational center for teaching Haitian workers how to build domes and necessary infrasturcture that they will be able to replicate many times over in and around the country's capital city for years to come. In the Les Cayes area, sustainable farming techniques can be taught and utilized immediately as well. For comprehensive details, read our MODDHA-Haiti Action Plan.




MODDHA-Bangladesh


There are two critical human rights issues in the East which need to be remedied. Until they are remedied they need to be carefully addressed. The first being that young girls, predominantly those under 18 years old, are frequently disfigured for life with battery acid burns to their face, by disgruntled young men who do not receive a yes answer to a marital proposal or a return of their advances of affection. Many times the young girl (in some cases under 12) loses sight in one or both eyes as a result. This Rescue Burn Center will give these girls a second chance, a hope and a future. By building this facility with an accompanying village, there will be an opportunity for top surgeons from all over the world to donate a week of their time to rebuild and reconstruct the faces of these young women who have suffered so horribly. They will also have the opportunity to receive counseling, rehabilitation and support from loving experts. The adjacent MODDHA village will give them the opportunity to live in a safe community with others who have suffered similar assaults and to build friendships while also receiving an education through creativity, music, dance, art, science and technology.

The second critical human rights violation which needs to be remedied is the common “accidental kitchen fire.”  It is all too common a story to hear in the East, that a woman has been burned alive, locked in the burning kitchen by her husband, who had eyes for another woman and was not allowed under law to get a divorce. Occasionally, one such woman lives through the blaze and emerges with burns covering 90% of her body. When she lives there is nowhere for her to get treatment. There is no where to call home and there is no one there for her or her . The Rescue Burn Center will provide a safe and loving place for them to come, with a sterile environment for acute burns and skilled teams of people trained in the art of burn treatment. The medical aspects of burn treatment are seldom taught with the depth required to properly address such a patient. The Hope Rescue Burn Center and MODDHA village will provide an education center and dormitory for local Bangladesh people to study and train in burn rescue treatments and therapy, while assisting in caring for patients. The MODDHA village will be a warm community for the recovered patients to raise their children in a loving protected community.

MODDHA-Bangladesh Action Plan 
Hope Rescue Burn Center and MODDHA Village  

Mission: To Build the HOPE Rescue Burn Center equipped with a Medical Dome Facility and Education Dormitory to provide for Reconstructive Surgery, Rehabilitation, Counseling and a Medical Training Curriculum for Burn Treatment and Cleft Palette Repair and a 44 Dome MODDHA Village that will sustain 200+ people, accommodate visiting surgeons, educators and permanent housing for recovering patients and their children.
Village Occupancy Priority: Orphans, widows, women, children; with Severe Burns or Cleft Palette
Land Requirement: 8 acres
Start Date:  Nov. 18, 2011      
Completion Date: May 18, 2012
Location: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh - adjacent to Hope Medical Center Link Road


PARTNERS:
HOPE FOUNDATION for Women and Children of Bangldesh
DFTW - Domes for the World Foundation
INTERBURNS - International Network for Training, Education and Research in Burn

Milestone 1
Build a Medical Dome Facility



Zone 1: RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY-BURNS
Zone 2: RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY-CLEFT PALETTE
Zone 3: REHABILITATION
Zone 4: CHILDREN’S ACUTE WARD
Zone 5: WOMEN’S ACUTE WARD
Zone 6: MEN’S ACUTE WARD

Includes:
Bathing Facilities
Wound Dressing Rooms
Toilets on Each Floor
Run on Solar Energy
Backed up with Generator
Wireless Communications
Global Network VideoCom
Music in Every Room

Milestone 2
Build a Dormitory for the Students and Visiting Surgeons



Includes:
44 Beds
12 Toilets
12 Showers
4 Confrnce Rm
4 Lounges
Dining Hall
Cooking/Refr
Music/Audio

Milestone 3
Build a MODDHA Sustainable Village for 200+ people

Includes:
6 Communal Domes 30' x 15' (3 Sanitation / 3 Refrigeration/Cooking)
27 Habitation Domes, 20' x 15'
3 Cultural Arts and Commerce Domes 30' x 15'
4 Eco-Resort Domes for Educators 30' x 15'
1 House of Prayer, Worship, Meditation 50' x 25'
1 Education/Community Dome 50' x 25'
1 Large Health/Wellness Dome 50' x 25'
1 Biomass Dome/Waste Management System 20' x 15'
Equipped with:  Agrisonics and foliar feeding misting system/ irrigation infrastructure for growing food, Wireless Infrastructure for Communications and Education, Solar and Biomass Energy System, Waste Management Units, several Joy Pumps- (see-saws/merry-go-round water pumps with storage tanks).  

TEAM REQUIREMENT for Building: 30 core team workers and 255 local labor total (285 People);
One Team Leader per every 10 workers
One Educator per Team- Documenting Build-out Training

Skill sets needed:
Construction, agriculture, educators, electrical and solar engineers, waste management technicians, IP / communications technicians and general laborers.
Onsite: Administrators, Medics, Nurses, Surgeons, Healers, Educators and Counselors.

Action Teams for Milestone 1 (5 weeks)   
TEAM HOPE: Medical Dome Facility Construction =65 workers
TEAM WATER: Wells, Joy Pumps and Water/ Irrigation Infrastructure=15 workers
TEAM GREEN: Agriculture, Tree Planting, Vegetable Gardens=20 workers
TEAM FUSION: Biomass Dome Construction 20' x 15' plus Infrastructure (1 Dome)= 15 workers
TEAM POWER: Communications & Energy Infrastructure= 15 workers

Action Teams for Milestone 2 (5 weeks)  
TEAM FAITH: Dormitory Dome Facility Construction =65 workers
TEAM POWER: Communications & Energy Infrastructure= 15 workers

Action Teams for Milestone 3 (5 weeks)  
TEAM UNITY: Communal Dome Construction 30' x 15' (13 Domes)= 35 workers
TEAM GRACE: Habitat Dome Construction 20' x 15' (27 Domes)= 40 workers
TEAM WISDOM: Large Village Domes 50' x 25' (3 Domes)= 25 workers
TEAM POWER: Communications & Energy Infrastructure= 15 workers
TEAM WATER: Wells, Joy Pumps and Water/ Irrigation Infrastructure=15 workers
TEAM GREEN: Agriculture, Tree Planting, Vegetable Gardens=20 workers
TEAM FUSION: Biomass Dome Construction 20' x 15' plus Infrastructure (1 Dome)= 15 workers

Transport Requirement:  
Cargo plane & Air transport for 30 people from Miami to Chittagong, Shah Amanat International Airport.

Building a MODDHA Village
In the MODDHA village layout, there are several different types of domes in each community. Domes are built in pods of 11 domes. Nine Habitat domes are provided for people’s private homes with two communal domes in the center of each pod. The communal domes in the center of each pod, include a sanitation / washing facility dome where those living in the pod can shower, bathe, use the toilet and clean clothes and the second is a separate cooking/refrigeration/eating dome for that pod.  The sanitation unit becomes one feed into a biomass system, supplying energy to the village through organic waste to energy conversion. The building of a single habitation dome, takes a minimum of two days with two trained workers per dome. Therefore with a work force of 285 people, we expect to complete the building of the first pod/ infrastructure in two weeks. Concurrently with the domes being built, the wireless communications and green energy infrastructure will be installed so that it is ready to be connected to the pod of domes when completed.  



In the center of the community there are two very large community centers, one where the education platform for the MODDHA GATE is set up and accessed through MOD™ education tablets and an audio visual communications bay interfacing with MOD™ controllers to allow the children from the different countries of the world to see one another and share their songs, dances, rhythms, legends and ideas. Additionally this dome is used as a place of celebration, through dance, song and a congregation hall for learning and worship.   

The Curriculum offered on the MODDHA platform will be offered in Bangla/Bengali and English and will include Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Physical sciences, Life Sciences, Art and Culture, Dance, Music, French, Spanish, Agriculture, Dome Construction, Hygiene, Technology for Sustainability, Reforestation and Earth Sciences, Plants as Medicine and  a course in Burn Treatment and Nutrition.  The curriculum being developed teaches respect for all life, (especially elders) as well as planet stewardship and responsibility, as a member of both their local and global communities. Several of the courses will be provided in an interactive game format which engages critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and cooperation.

The second large dome is a Health and Wellness Dome which is equipped as an emergency hospital and is also a center for alternative methods of healing, and plant medicine.

On both sides of the village are Joy Pump playgrounds. Joy pumps are merry-go-rounds and see-saws which the children can play on while also pumping clean water for the surrounding areas and irrigation grid. In each region there are expected to be many surrounding villages which need a clean water source. Therefore the Joy pumps will allow for the children of the MODDHA village to serve their community and neighbors while they are also getting to play. They are pictured as the rings on the diagram above and below.

The smallest domes in the circle are the habitat pods. There will be a ring road skirting the perimeter of the entire MODDHA Village connecting at either side of the village to a road ending at a small roundabout in front of each of both the large education dome and the medical dome with limited parking.  There will be no vehicle access to the rest of the MODDHA village, however there will be bicycle paths throughout, with areas to park/ lock bicycles. As the village expands, it expands one pod at a time outward towards the ring road. As diagramed:



Sustainable Farming
The MODDHA village will grow its own food crops using theAgriSonics® technology. Agrisonics® stimulates plants to grow much faster with higher vitamin content, by emitting sound, without the use of pesticides. The village will also plant and harvest a variety of trees. MODDHA will first plant food source trees for that region, such as; avocado, coconut, tangelo, orange, lemon, mango, goji berry and moringa trees. The moringa tree has leaves which contain all the amino acids a human needs. The leaves are the perfect remedy for malnutrition containing; seven times the vitamin c as an orange, four times the vitamin A as carrots, four times the calcium of milk, three times the potassium of bananas and two times the protein of yogurt.  This tree thrives in dry environments and grows 15 feet per year and its seeds can be used to purify water! MODDHA has been donated several thousand goji berry seeds for planting in the MODDHA village. Goji berries contain the highest amount of protein of any fruit on Earth. Additionally, indigenous hardwoods will be planted to create ecological balance and restore rainfall to that region. Landscaping and terracing the properties will also create jobs. As gardening/agriculture will be part of the curriculum, the residents young and old, will participate in the sustainability of the community.

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