Living Streets Association | 2022 October Just a few years ago, Living Streets were the Awardees at the @act_childrens Week ceremony, but this year, we were invited to become their Youth Ambassadors! It was a great honour to host the Children’s Week Launch and Ceremony and have the chance to participate in the behind-the-scenes work. It was … Continue reading Children’s Week Youth Ambassadors
It Takes a Village
Many African countries have proverbs about the shared responsibility of raising children: In Tanzania: “One knee does not bring up a child." The Swahili of East & Central Africa: “One hand does not nurse a child." Uganda: "A child does not grow up only in a single home." While chatting with Uncle M on the … Continue reading It Takes a Village
The Spirit Behind Mary Kitson Park
Watsoners who have been in this suburb long enough will know that many of the parks have gone through wonderful transformations. One of these parks is the Mary Kitson Park in Majura Rise, and it is all thanks to a group of silent contributors who give by example, inspiring many others to also care for the communal space.
“Where do you find the courage to knock on the doors of your neighbours?”
They held their invitations tightly in one hand while in the other, gathered the courage to knock on the first door they encountered. When the door of this house hesitantly opens, the older boy steps up and greets their neighbour,
Creating a Collaborative Chalkboard
For the past few weekends, 3 teenagers on the street have worked together to upgrade the blackboard and repaint the blackboard fence. The 3 three friends are all at the age where they are starting to look for work experience, job opportunities, and ways to make their first income.
Inspiration: The Angel of The Gap
There is a beautiful but infamous cliff at Watsons Bay in eastern Sydney called The Gap. The spectacular views attracts many tourists each year, but locals know of this place for a different reason; many people have committed suicide here by jumping into the crashing sea and rocks 100 metres below.
Friday Bin Day
After school on Fridays, a huddle of kids big and small will walk home together from the nearby school. Like little ducklings, the small ones will follow the big ones, crossing the road safely, chatting and laughing along the way. When they get to the end of the street, they suddenly start running. Why?