|X (L 5, T 2)
|Bikash Saud Ansary, Nahian Zobaid, Kazi Tarannum Hossain | Supervisor: Farid Ahmed Sumon
|Bangladesh University (BU)
Street Children in Bangladesh are the most neglected group of children where a very few number of initiatives were ever taken to reduce this issue. A child is a face of a family, a future unit for the country. Unfortunately these children living on the streets live a very poor quality life. They suffer from the very basic needs to any facilities. The potentials of these children thus get spoiled every day and for their poverty, every day they get involved into dangerous professions.
This proposal for the Street Children Rehabilitation Center stems out of a better future of those children. In our present condition a major part of population living under the poverty level. Street children are a part of our society and this part of children are always deprived. In reality the only hope lies in the hands of our children, whose immense potentials are probably the most precious resource our country possesses. So it is of vital importance to setup a Street Children Rehabilitation Center to mature their potential and to direct their potential in the right way, the way to become a responsible citizen with fully aware of the tasks the nation expects from them.
The proposal of rehabilitation center arises for the goal to embody the pride and hope, the nation’s places on its future generation, recognition that street children with the enormous potential are considered as a great part of our national wealth. And the objectives are (a) to fulfill a long felt of need for an organization to guide, advice, co-ordinate and encourage the activities of the various children organizations, both governmental and non-governmental; (b) to rehabilitate and provide philosophical, educational and vocational training to the street children as they become self-dependant individuals as much as possible.
The proposed center is hosting all activities regarding for child development such as physical, emotional, cognitive and socio-cultural that is obviously needed for their future development. The aim is to flourish all creative efforts of children that inspire others to explore themselves at its best. A street children re-habitation center would therefore work as an institution where they will be flourished with their full capacity. Giving them the chance to maintain & return to a quality life the project thus has a great value & potential from national perspective as well.
In masterplan effort has given to transcreate the environment of street with careful consideration of safety and comfort, scale of street, openness of space, permeability of function, relation with the nature, participation of children by shearing and gathering etc.
For children’s psychological and mantel growth recreational space are created like indoor and outdoor play area, open air amphitheater, multi-purpose hall etc. to entertain the children. For their physical growth and fitness gymnasium and health center are provided. For the financial support of the family member of the street children, the project provide sells center, where the product made by children like handy craft product pottery dolls etc. are sold.
Children learn & think in their own way, the adults just can facilitate that creating favorable environment for their effective learning. The architects have the great responsibility of designing such learning spaces which would be helpful in the whole development of a child. According to CRC articles the full development of a child means (his or her physical, socio-emotional and cognitive development) the development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potentials – that is a child’s physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development.
During the thesis close interaction with the children, discussion with them and observation of their reaction to spaces threw some light in the formulation of design guidelines. “Children are often denied the right to speak for themselves either because they are held as incompetent in making judgments or because they are thought of as unreliable witnesses about their own lives.”
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