Bholu 5 is located in a friendly, leafy and cohesive community. The learning space is shared by the property owners and the anganwadi, with the school room being used for household activities after hours.
Bholu 5 is a wonderful example of how simple and clever design interventions can make great changes in the children’s learning space. The outdoor area and wash area was extended and improved to give the children more space and high level ventilation grilles, new decorative windows (from local markets) and and fans were added to create a breezy and light-filled room.
The low level windows, painted in traditional orange, provide lovely views of greenery and a sense of spaciousness at a child’s scale. A group of 3 trees at the front of the building have been enclosed with a colourful seat to provide a shady place for the children to sit and for locals to gather. On fine days, class is often conducted in the paved street outside the school under these lovely trees.
Completed 2008 by volunteers Leanne Marshall and Harry Gardner