Bholu 8 is located It is located in a quiet, open and semi-rural part of the Motera slum area. It has colourful katlo rope screens at the front, playful murals on the walls and a spacious fenced playground and garden at the back for the children to play in.
It is a great example of TAP’s volunteers implementing simple green architecture, with a simple design that incorporates lots of colour, an outdoor stage and an imaginative playground made from tires. Other features include a scrap metal fence and salvaged terrazzo tiling on the floor. The walls were constructed in donated fly ash bricks and the doors, windows and storage cupboards were sourced from a nearby market and painted yellow to match the teachers’ new sari uniforms.
Completed 2010 by Volunteers Jillian Hopkins, Jesus Porras Montesino, Lily Lim
Renovations completed 2011 by Volunteers Jesus Porras Montesino, Kah-Fai Lee and Caroline Kite