Renewed right to play
On the 23rd of August 2012 Partnership for Every Child opened a new playground in district “Levada” in Poltava city.
Deputy head of Partnership for Every Child Zinaida Kyyanytsia, head of civic union “Our house – Poltava” Olexander Mychaylovych Zaluzhnyy, first deputy head of educational council of Poltava city council Iryna Adamivna Nadina and head of educational and out of school activities and social protection Iryna Mykolaivna Gryn took part in the opening ceremony.
«Contemporary society creates new play rules for children – in direct meaning of this phrase, - manager of “Growing up together” project Larysa Stryga says. Right to play is one of the core rights of the child written in the Un Convention on the Rights of the Child. In my childhood children were allowed to spend whole day on the street and climb up on the trees. Between the plays one could come home, take a snack, and run to the street again – till the evening. Today children’s lives are more organized: first, kindergarten, and then school. Al this time children are under severe control of adults, it’s hard to see them on the streets of in parks.
A new playground, we hope, - will correspond to contemporary children’s needs. As children’s playground – is a model of society and from the point of view of evolution, ideal playground should look like the environment where the child will grow up. Today’s society changes do quickly, changes cannot be foreseen, and we can do one thing – let the child play as he or she wants, overcoming his or her frights”.
Around 100 little inhabitants of the district “Levada”, mothers with children of early age, pre-school age and school age children, and children from Poltava city centre of out of school education came to the opening ceremony.
In the future playground should become a centre for leisure of children and parents. The playground was made up by company “Goyda” and is situated in Poltava, 20, Golovka street, close to Poltava city centre of out of school education and library ¹3.
After official part of the event, guests visited exhibition hall of works of children from Poltava city centre of out of school education. The most interesting for the children who were present at the event, were contests for small inhabitants of district and their parents organized by Partnership for Every Child.
Resources for the creation of playground in “Levada” district of Poltava city were provided by International legal company Clifford Chance that actively supports social projects implemented by International charity organization Partnership for Every Child.
International legal company Clifford Chance is one of the biggest and the most effective companies that consult clients on variety of legal issues connected with corporative and financial legislation. Head office of the company if situated in London.
Global practice of Clifford Chance counts 29 offices in 20 countries of the world. There are 3600 lawyers all over the world working for Clifford Chance, it helps to have one of the biggest international legal practices.
Spheres of company’s activities include legal supervision of banking and finance operations, operations with real estate, funds, corporative law, consolidation, acquisition, solving of disagreements, public justice, tax law.
Clifford Chance consults biggest international and Ukrainian companies since 1990. In 2008 company opened an office in Kyiv and today Clifford Chance is one of the prominent legal companies in Ukraine.
During last 3 years with the financial assistance of Clifford Chance and participation of Kyiv office specialists in terms of the projects implemented by Partnership for Every Child there were 10 joint events for care leavers from childcare institutions, provided highly professional legal services to 20 families with children who live in hard living circumstances.
Besides to open a playground in district “Levada” of Poltava city Clifford Chance provided 25 thousand hryvnyas, the playground will further be kept by Poltava city centre of out of school education.
About the project:
Project “Growing up together” aimed at development of parental capacities of vulnerable families with children in cities Poltava and Bila Tserkva of Kyiv Oblast, is implemented by International charitable organization “Partnership for Every Child” with the help of World Childhood Foundation. Sweden.