A little update from We Play…
As mentioned before, The We Play Foundation has become a partner in a new project in Jordan!
We Play, Sharnaqa Placemaking for and by children and Recycling for Education have joined forces to develop a child-friendly open space in the city of Russeifa in the north eastern part of Jordan. The plot of land will be transformed into a safe, accessible and inclusive place for children to play.
It will be maintained and managed by the local organization Recycling for Education and the local community. Children, their parents and the community as a whole will be actively involved in the design and construction of the place. The play designers of Sharnaqa will help with the design by offering their longtime expertise in play space design.
The role of We Play will be to help with raising funds for the project and generating publicity and awareness about the need for safe child-friendly public spaces in Jordan’s urban areas.
More info at: www.sharnaqa.org.
Kenya – Changing Faces Competition 2020/2021
The Changing Faces Competition has entered its second phase and has selected five neighborhood initiatives for further development, these include neighbourhoods in Dandora, Kayole, Kamukunji, Kibera and Korogocho, all spread throughout Nairobi, and all in poor neighborhoods.
This means the five teams, all of whom will include topics such as neighboorhood space and community ownership, will receive support and advice to further develop the public neighborhood space through workshops among others, because all include child-friendly elements.
More info at: www.publicspacenetwork.org.