The 4-year-long Section 76 Watson campaign was captured in our documentary. We hoped to convey the spirit of community that developed as a result of coming together to take action.
What a fun day out with the community, while learning about the local ecology and participating in the conversations about important community issues!
“THIS is how consultation should be run, with clear diagrams, models and information, out on a sunny weekend with lots of the community around, and young people involved in these issues!”
This sentiment was shared by many passers-by who engaged with the Living Streets Youth at the Community Consultations held at Watson shops over 2 weekends of the April school holidays.
Residents who have lived in Watson for the past decade will know that block 74 (next to Solstice) is where you can stop by and say ‘Hi’ to the cows grazing along the fence, and block 76 (next to YWAM) used to be where you could spot tens of Kangaroos lazing around.
Often, a few kind words is enough to brighten someone’s day, and give them a positive outlook on life. We have many different artists of all ages who like to help decorate the blackboard, and each time, neighbours and passersby will be warmly inspired. Some will walk their dog past … Continue reading How a simple chalk drawing can create the most welcoming street
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 … Continue reading It Takes a Village
The epidemic is spreading again, suspending work, classes, and businesses. The lockdown forces us to stop everything, but the earth has still been rotating and the days have not stopped. Time has passed by, but life has not been suspended. The earth is purifying itself in change, are we also reborn along with this transformation?
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.
Together Apart – Online Youth Meeting to Brainstorm Ways to Bring Warmth During Covid-19 Restrictions
The young people from Living Streets Association held an online meeting in the autumn holidays to discuss issues about how to be healthy and happy during these uncertain times of the pandemic. due to Covid restrictions, they needed to be a little more creative to spread warmth to people.
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