06 Jan Anthill Creations: #BringBackPlay With Interactive & Eco-friendly Learning Playgrounds for Underprivileged Children
Co-Founder: Pooja Rai
In a country with scarce public spaces, the harsh reality is that an outing for kids in a middle-class family in urban India means a trip to a shopping mall. For the underprivileged and poorer communities, imaginative play in a concrete jungle is the only option. Even in suburban areas with more open spaces, very less thought is given to develop areas where kids can engage and learn in a public space.
That’s why a company like Anthill Creations is a breath of fresh air. They are revitalising diminishing public spaces by engaging in collaborative projects that involve mobilizing the community to bring about change at their doorsteps — themselves. Anthill is driven by the fact that unused spaces, streetscapes, parks, public plazas can become the hub for community interactions at large if properly planned. If that wasn’t enough to make you fall in love with Anthill, their adaptive reuse of scrap tires leading to cheaper construction of playgrounds is sure to impress.
Their target audience consists not only children, but underserved communities of the elderly, the disabled, and the disengaged public who can be catered to by constructing enabling environments that encourage awareness, discussions and meetups.
Why we love Anthill Creations: Anthill is all about change starting from within communities and so incorporate crowdfunding to build their projects.
Globally Spotted by: Deepak Goel