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Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Tel: +36-70-886-4103

Partners:, Habitat for
Humanity, Reflekt Stúdió, Szociális Építőtábor

Project information – start and end date (if available)
September 2012 – January 2013

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
Preconditions for participating in the project were a minimum of 2 hours of volunteer work on the community property and participation at the three planning meetings. In these meetings, the locals could speak about their
needs, and then they jointly planned the actual work together with and BAGázs organisers. They organized themselves into teams and determined the workflow. About 50 locals participated at each meeting.
The houses were assessed by a Habitat for Humanity foreman and a local staff member of BAGázs Association. The inhabitants of the houses themselves decided on the basis of the available budget, what renovations they wished for in their house. The 54 families were divided into nine groups, which were led by two local men skilled in construction works. Each
group consisted of six volunteers and one BAGázs volunteer. The task of the groups was to carry out pre-planned works in the houses together with the men living in the houses. This is how the joint work with locals and volunteers was achieved.

Results of the project
The project resulted in 54 house renovated (insulated windows and doors, broken windows replaced by polycarbonate, 30 interior doors replaced), more than 1000 m long fences were built around the houses. Another
result was that a terrace was built, and the construction of a barn began.
After the renovation programme on 26-27th January, volunteers' days were organized to complete the remaining works. Besides fitting all the door handles and locks, we continued with the terrace and the barn. The volunteers' days were attended by BAGázs volunteers, locals and the staff of Reflekt Studio.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
Target group: 54 poor Roma families, more than 200 people; selection of families: willingness to actively participate in the planning phase (3 meetings) and offering at least 2 hours of voluntary work

Sources of funding
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