Bholu 3 is located in a large block of land adjacent to the Tekra Community Centre. The school is quite spacious and was built on land that was generously donated to us by a local resident, Mano-ma, who wanted to assist the children of Manav Sadhna as she has no family of her own. The building is cleverly oriented to the site, so the school looks out to a large existing shade tree and the schoolroom captures light and breezes. The remaining covered area between the original house and the school is also used as a classroom for older children.
The Bholu 3 design also incorporates a beautiful verandah space and outdoor wash area, all decorated by local artisans and the children. Images made with local mosaic tiles are embedded in the pavement and a circular bench seat wrapping around the courtyard’s second tree was tiled. Bholu 3 was our first preschool to use local fly ash bricks (made from a coal bi-product and donated for these projects).
Completed January 2009 by volunteers Leeanne Marshall and Harrison Gardner