Training Communities as Heritage Interpreters - Dhal ni Pol no Vaarso Walk

CEE had developed a heritage interpretation walk for the Mahila Housing Trust at the Dhal ni Pol in 2016. The walk aimed to introduce the old city, its rich heritage and culture to the young children of Ahmedabad, and was developed mainly for schools. Responding to the interest among the residents in continuing the activity, MHT and CEE teams developed the idea into a self sustaining initiative. Seven women from the Pol were trained in conducting the walk. The activities include interpretation of the Pol through story telling, environmental activities and games. The fee based initiative was launched during the Heritage week at Ahmedabad and was offered during weekends to local schools.