Bholu 10 is located in the heart of the Ramapir No Tekro, one of the largest slums in Ahmedabad. Tekro is comprised of approximately 150,000 people belonging to the so-called Dalit or ‘untouchable’ caste. Bholu 10 is located along one of the main thoroughfares through the Tekra slum and is in proximity to Bholus 1 and 2.The front gate of the anganwadi is made from re-cycled plastic bottle tops, which are attached to a steel frame, providing a beautiful coloured light and texture to the classroom and providing cool ventilation to the classroom.
The exterior walls of the amenities block were built by volunteers, with the columns made from re-cycled drink bottles filled by scrap paper. The children of the community were instrumental in working with the volunteers to make these beautiful and unique columns that create light and interest at the entry to the anganwadi.
Completed 2010 by Volunteers Jesus Porras Montesino, Kah-Fai Lee and Karen Erdos