A Cottage for a family – The concept of the family village is to promote the Institution of family as it is an important principle in Islam in developing a united and constructive Ummah. So, the OVC will be accommodated in ‘family homes’ with house mothers. 5 Family cottages will be built and each cottage will accommodate 8 OVC. Thus providing the Village OVC with a safe and loving family environment shelter. The 6th Family Cottage will accommodate the manager and his family.
Each cottage will be built with 3 bedrooms – 1 room with bed and built in cupboards for house mother and 2 rooms with each room accommodating 4 OVC with 2 double bunks and built in cupboards; 2 bathrooms with toilets; additional toilet only, and an open plan kitchen with dining room. Each home will be fitted with a solar water heating system.
Number of OVC: The family village will accommodate and take care of 40 OVC with excellence, love and kindness.
House mothers: House mothers will be trained and mentored to take care of OVC with kindness and excellence.
Rain Harvesting – All homes will have tanks linked to its gutter system this accumulating water.
Communal play area – the houses will be built in a cluster with a communal play area.
Eco Friendly – The cottages will be built with an African theme and environmentally friendly like solar geysers.
A Community Hall will be built next to Musjid and will entail:
- A Hall with Kitchen that will generate inc ome for Village as it will be let out to community for functions;
- The Hall and Kitchen facility will be used to provide breakfast and lunch nutritional meals for the Community OVC i.e. drop in Centre
- A Cold room