Panaji: February 19, 2016 … Minister for Women and Child Development Shri Dilip Parulekar inaugurated the renovated and upgraded Girls Wing of Apna Ghar at Merces- Goa, in distinguished presence of Shri Sudhir Mahajan , IAS, Secretary for Women and Child Development Smt. Shilpa Shinde, Director, for Women and Child Development and other dignitaries.
The renovation work was undertaken and carried out by the GSIDC Ltd. M/s Bhaskar Wagle & Associates are the design consultants for the project.
This shelter for the homeless children and children in conflict with the law has been sensitively renovated and upgraded using a very holistic approach.
The design segregates the different types of juvenile based on age, sex. The building has been provided with the easy to maintain, clean and hygienic infrastructure.
The idea is to create a free and open yet secured environment for the children. The renovated building boasts of very playful interiors with lot of greenery and landscape gardens, and has music, which is known to have very calming effects on the human behavior.
Attempt has been to be strive and create designs for the facility based on the theory that “environment cures behavior”, a more positive approach then the purely punitive one.