Women’s Literacy and Healthcare Centre in Bangladesh Lunchtime Talk

Friday 27 April 2018


NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

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Hear from Co-founder and Trustee of the Mannan Foundation Trust, Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows, on this community-led project in a remote village of Bangladesh, further exploring the exhibition currently on display in the NLA galleries.

The Women’s Literacy and Healthcare Centre, or Rajapur Centre, helps disadvantaged people living in rural Bangladesh, addressing social issues and gender inequality. The Centre empowers disadvantaged women by providing income generating and literacy skills and offers free healthcare for the community.
For the project, a team of volunteers in London offered professional services and took part in fundraising events. The local people from the community were employed to construct the building to enable community ownership. The community was involved from the very beginning, through workshops and by the adoption of simple building techniques with the aim of instilling self-sufficiency. Constructed from rammed earth and bamboo, the building sits on stilts over a natural ditch so it benefits from evaporative cooling through its special perforated earth blocks and bamboo walls.
Hear more about about this transformational project in this lunchtime talk! 

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Or email Architect, Co-founder and Trustee of the charity Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows - mannanfoundation@gmail.com.

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Celebrating a community led project in a remote village in Bangladesh, the Rajapur Women’s Literacy and Healthcare Centre, this exhibition illustrates the collective effort of the professionals living and working in London, who kindly volunteered for this charity project.