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close this bookEducational Spaces No. 3 - Building Basic Education (UNESCO, 1992, 16 p.)
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Technical assistance in designing furniture is often requested by Member States in Asia and the Pacific. Although furniture is one of the most expensive and important components of education, it is a very often neglected and inadequately informed field. With the help of UNESCO, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives have developed school furniture of their own, solving their particular problems such as those caused by flooding, remote mountainous location or salinity near the sea.

Bangladesh, school furniture in flooded area.

Maldives, secondary school furniture

Bhutan, school furniture for new curriculum.

Other developments in the Asian region: Nepal, school furniture for the Sawal Bahal Sweeper Community School, Kathmandu. Design: Niels Axel; architect: Danish Volunteer Service.