Crowdfunder 2015 classrooms in action

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In 2015, we ran a crowdfunder in which people from five continents came together to raise £10,000. This was used to build two new classrooms at Hunar Ghar. The construction of these classrooms took a longer time than expected to complete. There were several odds presented before us in this extremely resource poor remote village of Rajasthan. However, we kept on learning from all the challenges we encountered, and the new classrooms are now fully constructed and furnished and are being fully used as fun-filled and vibrant learning spaces.

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Architects, chefs… and a brick salad

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Constructing a building in a village like Bakhel is never an easy task. There are limited resources and manpower and our team often works in quite challenging conditions. However, when the end result is creating an inspiring space for the young first generation learners of the village, it is an enriching and rewarding experience as our resident architectural designer Rowan says, who is standing left in the picture above with Bhuriyaram, our construction and maintenance coordinator. Rowan has been designing four classrooms at Hunar Ghar and writes about his experiences of working in Bakhel in this blog…

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Balwadi at Hunar Ghar: Guest blog

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Pankaj Khatik, a Masters student at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, came to Hunar Ghar after attending a presentation by Ed Forrest, CEO and co-founder of Educate for life. During his 10-day stint at Hunar Ghar in April, he did a review of Balwadi processes and our social vision. We are glad that Pankaj will be joining us soon as the Balwadi coordinator at Hunar Ghar. He shares his experiences at Hunar Ghar and his vision for Balwadi here…  Read More