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Lok Jumbish School Buildings Development

Architects as catalysts to community led construction The Lok Jumbish School Buildings Development in Baran district, Rajasthan, was part of a state-wide Schools Development Programme commissioned by the Lok Jumbish Parishad, a quasi-government NGO from Jaipur, to improve existing village schools and build new ones at low cost, using a participatory, community lead, sustainable approach and vernacular construction techniques.

Teams of architects & engineers where employed by Lok Jumbish Parishad to act as catalysts and advisors to the villagers from each rural community within the target areas, enabling them to form consensus-based Village Construction Committees (VCCs) and creating a participatory and collaborative environment in which these committees could take up the design, estimation, and management of the construction projects within their communities.