The Anganwadi Project

13 November 2014

ACA – NSW / ACT announced a donation to The Angawadi Project at the recent Sydney Architecture Festival.

The ACA is pleased to support The Anganwadi Project (TAP), which was founded in 2007 by Australians Jodie Fried and Jane Rothschild, in partnership with the Indian-based NGO Manav Sadhna.

TAP’s mission is to “design, build and renovate educational, health and community structures in underprivileged Indian communities to better the lives and conditions of children, families and communities in need”. The focus is on “small but effective design interventions such as the effective use of space, careful siting, ventilation, natural light, security and hygiene.”

ACA National President, Steve Kennedy, comments:

Projects such as this not only provide benefit and support to those less fortunate than ourselves, but also bring credit and recognition to the part architects play in addressing core social, environmental and structural issues and, as such, bring genuine benefit to the architectural profession and industry.

The ACA commends the founders and participants in The Anganwadi Project for their commitment to this cause, their wonderful ambassadorial qualities for the architectural industry and foremost, for the good they are doing.

An exhibition about TAP is showing in Sydney as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival until November 30.

Photograph courtesy of The Anganwadi Project.