Bholu 7 is situated in the Sabramati slum area, and is located within the courtyard of a house whose owner offered the site. The site for the school was quite a large and the design focused on a relationship to the garden, water collection and creating a peaceful learning environment.
A large tree in the centre of the courtyard provided shade and the focus of the design of a stone bench wrapping around its trunk to provide a welcoming place to sit. Another stone seat has been provided along the front wall of the school and is well-used by the children to eat their lunch outside in the shade. The school interior is an L-shaped room that incorporates salvaged doors and windows, stone shelving and flooring, high level ventilation windows and a wash area at the entry.
Completed April 2009 by Volunteers Adele Wintridge, Fahmi Ahmed and Renae Tapley