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aProCh to make children ‘street smart’ on Republic Day

A protagonist in every Child,an initiative of Riverside School,will organise an event-Street Smart-on Monday in a bid to convert streets into playground for children.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
January 26, 2009 2:26:27 am

The event aims to give children experience of community exploration,creativity and curiosity,says aProCh. Also,it offers the perfect platform for children to claim ‘ownership of their own city’

A protagonist in every Child (aProCh),an initiative of Riverside School,will organise an event — Street Smart — on Monday in a bid to convert streets into playground for children.

The programme is being held in association with with J G International School to mark the Republic Day.

The event aims to give children experience of exploration,creativity,curiosity and community,said an aProCh release on Sunday,adding that it offers the perfect platform for children to claim ‘ownership of their own city’.

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The main activities during the day include building a solar system with help of astronomer Tanmaye Vyas,live band and magic show,interactive dance workshop by Shiamak Davar Dance Academy and face painting and tattooing among others. Around 2,000 children will participate,the release said.

“aProCh believes that children need to be seen as creative,they be heard as their voice matters,and they need to be talked about as protagonists,” said the release.

Over 300 children from four organisations — Arzoo,Sarjan,Sunflower and Yuva Unstoppable — will be special invitees.

It will also have 50 children from its newly started Tees Ka Dum One on One Tutoring Centre from the Sadar Bazaar Community on the Airport Road.

City Mayor Kanaji Thakor,municipal school board chairman Manubhai Raval and its administrative officer Dr L D Desai are scheduled to attend the event.

AMC has endorsed the sound,light and stage arrangements for all Street Smart events while Gujarat Law Society has provided space for back office arrangements and power.

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