ARCH, Gujarat, India
ARCH= Action Research in Community Health and Development
In remote villages in southern and eastern Gujarat, poor families struggle against limited access to health care and schools. Complex political and economic forces threaten residents’ rights to their land. ARCH is dedicated to improving the lives of the tribal population through grassroots action and community-level research in health, education and development.
During my month residency at ARCH, in addition to painting a mural, I taught a group of teenage young women at the Keidy Residential School in basic painting and drawing skills. ARCH also facilitated my travel to other more remote schools to lead daily art workshops.