EP 153 . 11 Dec 19
According to the latest pan-India survey (by District Information System for Education or DISE) statistics, every two in five elementary schools in India don’t have a playground, Which is two of the 10 basic norms mandated under the Right to Education Act (RTE). A survey conducted covered 1.5 million elementary schools in 680 districts across the states catering to 19 crore children and 40 percent of educational institutions are having zero outdoor sports facilities. However I am not going on a rant since there is a ray of hope (Not because our PM speaking about Yoga), but because I have Anjali Menon with us on Audiogyan. Thank you, Anjali for giving your time and it’s a real pleasure to have you on Audiogyan.
Designing play areas with Anjali Menon
Anjali Menon is a co-founder of Gudgudee. Anjali with Aditi Agarwal (who works from BLR) started Gudgudee in 2014. It’s a design studio that specializes in creating innovative play spaces for children of all abilities. They aspire to transform public spaces and improve the quality of life for children and society at large. We will try and document a broad landscape of playing areas for children in India and how Gudgudee is trying not to make a dent, but smoothen the slides and swings so kids can play.