Ten Village Project 农村项目
Site selection and needs assessment
In The Ten Village Project, the selection of an appropriate site is based on four key principles:
- geographical remoteness;
- ethnic representativeness;
- economical vulnerableness; and
- disaster proneness.
The Ten Village Project targets remote, rural, ethnic minority-based communities in China that live under extreme poverty (less than USD$1.25/person/day). These communities are typically deprived of knowledge and material resources to mitigate the impact of disasters, and are exposed to major human security health risks.
After a site is selected, more in-depth health needs assessments are conducted through household interviews, focus-groups, and environmental analysis. The needs assessment particularly focuses on the community’s disaster preparedness, by collecting information regarding their general health status, food and water security, proneness to infectious diseases, as well as their access to healthcare services. During the needs assessment, project team collaborate with the community leader to identify specific disaster preparedness solutions that are relevant and useful for their situation.