Culture and Education
Improving quality of life in historic old Delhi
In the nation’s capital, following the successful restoration of the Humayun’s Tomb gardens in 2004, the Network began incorporating socio-economic initiatives in the neighbouring Nizamuddin Basti. Today, the Nizamuddin Area Development Programme aims to improve the overall quality of life of this community in historic old Delhi. The major effort towards improving education activities has centred around the rehabilitation of the municipal primary school. In 2007, the building was refurbished in a way that incorporated colourful interactive learning aides not only in the classrooms but throughout the hallways, stairs and other common areas of the school. At the same time the programme began engaging staff in on-site training to optimise their interactions with students. Enrolment has since tripled, exceeding 550 in 2010.