Preserving Romania’s Heritage: Help Build a Traditional Kiln in Transylvania
Earlier this year we launched our first crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo to raise the funds to build our first traditional brick & tile making kiln in Romania for the Carpathian Villages Project: Preserving Romania’s Traditions.
Please take a moment to check out the campaign and donate whatever you can - every dollar helps! We’ve also got some great perks for our donors!
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Global Heritage Fund Adds Three New GHF Projects in 2013
The Carpathian Villages Preservation Project in Romania
The Citadelle Henry in Haiti
The Minority Villages of Guizhou in China
Global Heritage Fund (GHF) is happy to announce the addition of three new GHF Projects to begin in 2013: the Carpathian Villages Preservation Project in Transylvania, Romania; the Citadel Henry in Haiti; and the Minority Villages of Guizhou, China. The action expands the GHF Project portfolio to a total of nine, representing work in eight countries in the developing world.
2013 Project Workplans: An Exciting Year Ahead
2013 will be a great year for GHF Projects, with lots of progress planned. In brief:
|Photo: The Popol Vuh frieze at Mirador - (C) FARES|
At Mirador, Guatemala, conservation will focus on consolidating the Popol Vuh frieze and constructing a shelter over it for protection in addition to stabilizing and conserving three other ancient structures at the site. Community development efforts, meanwhile, will continue with support of the literacy education program for the project workmen, funding for site guards and implementation of a water collection and storage system.
At Chavin de Huantar, Peru, further conservation will be performed on the extensive subterranean canal system as well as urgently needed conservation of Building A. Support will also be provided to the tour guide training program for local community members.
2012 Project Achievements
2012 has been another great year for conservation and community development at GHF project sites around the world, including clearing ancient underground drainage canals and planting endemic plants to increase structural stability at Chavin de Huantar in Peru and helping the Pingyao City Municipality in China to establish a Preservation Incentive Fund giving grants to residents of traditional courtyard houses in order to preserve the historical character of the ancient town.