4 July 2018

The Anganwadi Project


The Anganwadi Project

Are you an architect looking for an opportunity to give back to communities in need? The Anganwadi Project (TAP) is looking for experienced Australian volunteer architects who would like to live and work for 4-6 months in Andhra Pradesh, India, from November 2018.

The current position is for project architects to work in an exciting new collaboration with Rural Development Trust (RDT), an NGO based in Andhra Pradesh. The anganwadis TAP designs for this organisation will be built in rural villages and constructed by local labourers using mostly recycled materials.

Applicants must have 2+ years postgraduate experience. Registered architects and/or architects with on-site experience and excellent design and communication skills will be given preference.

Please fill out an application form by going to TAP’s website and attach your CV:

For more information on the Rural Development Trust, click HERE.

The Anganwadi Project (TAP) is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that has been designing and building 'anganwadi' or pre-schools in the urban slums of Ahmedabad, India, for more than 10 years. TAP recruits and trains Australian design professionals who volunteer in India for 4-6 months to design and oversee the construction of these schools. Since their founding in 2007, The Anganwadi Project has completed 16 anganwadis through the work of over 30 volunteer architects and designers, giving the community, and particularly the children, women and young girls, a space for their educational needs. TAP’s vision is to create simple, beautiful, sustainable, and child-focused designs which are the result of a close and on-going collaboration with the local communities.

Image of Bholu 16 courtesy of The Anganwadi ProjectYasawa district.