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New Photos! Progress at the Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School in Jaisalmer, India: June-July 2019

Main entry, women builders at the construction site
Aerial view from above
Aerial view of the school with dunes in the background
Exterior wall, view from the Southwest
Exterior wall layout, construction in progress
View from inside the courtyard towards the North, existing trees to be saved as part of the future courtyard
Classroom doors framed from inside, construction in progress
Aerial view of the school with an existing hut on the right side
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Watch the progress of the RAJKUMARI RATNAVATI GIRLS’ SCHOOL in Jaisalmer India!

Rendering of the school.

Constructed from local sandstone, the Girls’ School and Womens Center will address the need to educate girls and empower women from the neighboring villages of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The oval forms reflect universal symbols of female strength. The structure replicates the undulating planes of the sand dunes and also serves as a metaphor for the rippling effect that education can have on impoverished areas. The intention is also to incorporate the traditional building methods in a modern design with the hope that the techniques will gain recognition and continue to flourish.

Aerial View, Jaisalmer, India

The land originally held only an existing hut with a fence around the property.

April, 2019, we begin to see the foundation and oval shape of the school:

After a few weeks of construction, the next step was the exterior walls of the school. These pictures were taken in May and the middle of June.

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CITTA Relief Efforts Continue in Rural Nepal Villages

CITTA Executive Director, Michael Daube, continues earthquake relief efforts in rural villages that have not yet been reached.






CITTA in Kathmandu for Earthquake Relief

CITTAs team has arrived in Kathmandu safely and are bringing relief and medical support to so many in need. Thank you to all who have been a part of supporting our efforts through your kind and immediate donations. Her are some of the photos over the past few days since we arrived.

Shanku, Nepal, was hit hard by the earthquake. Dr. Christopher Barley, Dr. Sanjay Bhattachan and Dr. Dikshanta Prasai helped provide some care.