Living Streets Association | 2022 August The Living Streets school holiday program was proudly recognised by the Children and Young people commissioner, Jodie Griffiths-Cook with her special Children’s Week ACT award last year. We were finally able to meet in person and celebrate together at the Human Rights Commission. Thanks … Continue reading Children and Young People’s Commissioner’s Special Award
Ian Shih | 2022 July Since early 2016, the government has made many large-scale developments for the new Watson area because of housing needs. In recent years, due to the soaring population, the local infrastructure has faced the pressure of overpopulation, leading to more inconvenience and loss of quality of … Continue reading Section 76 Watson: Future Regenerative Community Living
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?
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