Lack of playing space in Garden -find solutions, give us your ideas!
“I have a vision of building a sports complex in the community...Big Dreams!” (Mulenga, via email 17 May 09)
The youth of Garden have run out of space where they can play! Similar to large urban cities all over the world, land in Garden is mainly taken up by homes, industry, shops and schools etc. and local councils continue to forget about children’s play areas. There is virtually no more land inGarden that can provide space for the kids to play sports. Other organisations who run
youth programmes in urban areas are now moving to peri-urban areas, leaving the kids at the mercy of adult-orientated neighbourhoods.
It is well recognised that having public space or play areas is very important for the emotional, mental and social development of young children and teenagers. We are looking for ideas from Neighbours on how to get around the issue of lack of space. Buying land in Garden is one option- but will cost up to USD$20,000. Renting land is also another option.
Do you have any other ideas on how different spaces can be used? Please brainstorm your ideas and research findings here!