MAY 30, 2016
UPDATE in ECUADOR
You may recall that here in Tokyo at our recent PechaKucha Night Vol. 135, as part of our PechaKucha Inspire Initiative, we were joined via live video feed, by our PKN organizers from Kumamoto, Japan, and Quito, Ecuador, both regions devastated by a series of recent earthquakes. Check our their incredibly moving presentations on our PechaKucha Inspire Channel.
Francisco in Quito followed up with PechaKucha HQ week to update us on the situations there. As architects, they had responded immediately to the disaster with an ingenuitive temporary shelter design with recycled and readily sourced local materials such as bamboo that would address the affected community's immediate needs.
Frustrated with a lack of support and resources from local government and authorities to develop their ideas, their project has been delayed but not their perseverance or determination to help. They've changed gears for the moment, teaming up with Project AMOR 7.8 (Love 7.8), an initiative focused to help orphans that were left with nothing after the earthquake. They hope to design and construct sustainable community developments and facilities for the children and a the community most affected by the disaster.
They need the support of the PechaKucha Global Network so please have a look at their campaign and consider helping them reach their fundraising goals and be a part of their recovery.