Bholu 3 was our most successful school yet. Designed by architect Leeanne Marshall, this Bholu is quite large and was built on land which was generously donated to us by a local resident, the delightful Mano-ma (pictured below).
The building is cleverly oriented perpendicular to the site, so the room seems larger and 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 has a beautiful verandah space and outdoor wash area, all decorated by local artisans and the children themselves. Images made with local mosaic tiles are embedded in the pavement and a circular bench seat wrapping around the courtyard’s second tree was recently tiled.
This was our first preschool to use fly ash bricks (made from a coal bi-product and donated for these projects). The decorative windows and doors were purchased from the local market, complete with alphabet patterns on the security grilles.
This school is very peaceful and well loved by locals. This building was constructed with love by a local builder Baka-bhai and his wife.