Bholu 16 is located within the Sabarmati Gandhi Vas II area of Ahmedabad in close proximity to recently completed Bholu 14 and Manav Sadhna’s recently established Kiran Community Centre. Relative to other slum areas, Sabarmati’s residents generally have a higher employment rate due to local and nearby industries. Despite the perceived economic standing of this slum area, there is still a great need for community outreach and increased awareness of the values of education, nutrition, health, hygiene, sanitation and gender equality.
Bholu 16 forms part of larger community development program planned by Manav Sadhna around the Kiran Centre. Bholu 16 is considered to be a core component of this community outreach program. The new Bholu 16 school will relocate 40 children and 2 teachers in a bright and airy new nurturing learning environment from a previous 11.5 sqm space which was inadequate having no natural light, ventilation, sanitation and waste facilities, and having dilapidated building conditions
Completed 2017 by Volunteers Leanne Cosio and Christina Fogale