MODDHA-HAITI SUSTAINABLE VILLAGE
MODDHA Action Plan
Building a 108-Dome Village that will sustain 1,000+ people.
Start Date: July 1, 2011
Orphans, widows, single mothers and families impacted by the earthquake.
Land Requirement: 760,000 sf | 18 acres | 7.5 hectares
Location: Les Cayes, Haiti
Target Completion Date: July 1, 2012
PWOJE ESPWA - Hope Haiti Orphanage
DFTW - Domes for the World Foundation
Milestone 1-- July 1, 2011- August 14, 2011
Build 11 Domes with Infrastructure to grow to 108 Domes
*Cargo has arrived and site preparation is in progress as of May 20, 2011 to build:
9 Habitation Domes, 20' x 10' (To serve as Girl's Dormitory)
2 Communal Domes 30' x 15' (1 Sanitation / 1 Common Study Hall / Lounge)
Milestone 2-- September 2011- December 2011
I Large Chapel 50' x 25'
1 Large Education and Community dome 50' x 25'
1 Large Health and Wellness Dome 50' x 25'
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).
3 Additional PODS totalling:
27 Habitat Domes and 6 Communal Domes
TEAM REQUIREMENT: 240 workers,
Skill sets needed: Construction, agriculture, child care, electrical and solar engineers, waste management technicians, general laborers, medics, nurses, healers, counselors, teachers, musicians and dancers
Team Hope: Habitat Dome Construction (9 Domes) = 30 workers
Team Unity: Communal Dome Construction (2 Domes) = 40 workers
Team Wisdom: Large Domes (2 Domes) = 50workers
Team Power: Communications & Energy Infrastructure =30 workers
Team Water: Wells, Joy Pumps and Water/ Irrigation Infrastructure = 40 workers
Team Green: Agriculture, Tree Planting, Vegetable Gardens = 50 workers
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 either a separate cooking/refrigeration/eating dome for that pod or a common area for that pod used as a Study Hall/ Lounge. 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 60 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 G.A.T.E. (Global Arts Treasury for Education) is set up and accessed through MOD E-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/learn songs, dances, rhythms, legends, knowledge and ideas. Additionally this dome is used as a place of celebration, through dance, song and a congregation hall for learning and worship. The MODDHA G.A.T.E. will also link the children to the world’s libraries, museums and hospitals, starting with those in the Caribbean.
Currently only 14% of Haitians speak French, yet education has only been offered in French. This has prevented 86% of the people from obtaining an education. The Curriculum offered on the MODDHA platform will be offered in Creole and English and will include Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, French, Spanish, Physical sciences, Life Sciences, Art and Culture, Dance, Music, Agriculture, Dome Construction, Hygiene, Technology for Sustainability, Reforestation and Earth Sciences, Plants as Medicine and Nutrition.
Since the earthquake of January 12, 2010, the most important skill sets that we can offer as education to young Haitians include construction, agriculture, hygiene, knowledge of local plant nutrition/medicine and sustainability. There will be infield training provided by the world’s leading construction expert on Dome technology, Andrew South, President of South Industries. All instruction will be documented on film as an instructional guide and available in Creole, English and French for future referencing. The youth will be trained to assist in the re-building of their nation.
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 to 200 domes, it expands one pod at a time outward towards the ring road. As diagramed below:
The MODDHA village will grow its own food crops using the AgriSonics® 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 children will participate in the sustainability of the community.