A Park For Differently-Abled Children To Play In Is Coming Up Soon In The City

Shruti posted on 16 September

Parks And Recreation

In what seems to be an amazing move by the Greater Chennai Corporation in association with the trust Kilikili {formed by parents of children with special needs}, work will  start soon to implement  a park for our city kids who are differently-abled.  The park in Santhome is part of Chennai’s Smart City Mission initiative in an attempt to let kids be kids and ensure that no one feels left out when it’s the most import time of the day — playtime! So this means ALL kids {differently-abled or not} get to interact, play and socialise.

The park will be different only in the sense that apart from play equipment it will also have gear that will help stimulate sensory development amidst the kids. Children who are visually impaired or use wheelchairs can access this space. The park is said to cost INR 1.3 crore and similar parks have been built in Bangalore thanks to the efforts of Kililiki and the BBMP {Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike}. We’re excited to see all our adorable city kids finally have an inclusive space to play in, right here in Chennai.

This story was first published in The Times Of India. Read the full story here.