Child Friendly Space Development to create a City that fits for all

                                                              

Child Friendly Space Development to create a City that fits for all

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Solution proposed by: 
ars86care foundation
In a Nutshell: 
A world fit for all has been known as a terminology for defining the impact of children’s right provision into the city management. Having in mind that 20% of the world population today below the age of 18, through Child Friendly City, a framework has been developed to build a city which is friendlier to children. Relating to urban solution, space, which is the smallest physical component of a city should be designed and developed consciously to be child friendly. When a series of space in the city are child friendly proofed, the city should become to be child friendly city. A city where the right of the children is fulfilled and the children may gain the opportunity to develop their full potential.
Where and When: 
(1) Demak municipality (6 schools), Central Java, Indonesia 2012-date, (2) Grobogan municipality (5 schools), Central Java, Indonesia 2014-date, (3) Gunung kidul municipality (4 schools – on-going), Yogyakarta special region, Indonesia 2015 - date
Challenges: 
The solution was proposed to create Child Friendly Spaces as the spearhead of Child Friendly City Framework, in the form of providing education opportunity to early childhood children to the child right’s fulfillment to develop their full potential. The program involves various beneficiaries including the school community (children, parents, school’s principal, and teachers), local authorities, individuals and corporate philanthropy volunteers, labor workers, architects and supervisors, tutors and facilitators, each with different background and cultures. Addressing these challenges, we develop detail program schemes, supply chain mapping to identify stakeholders involvement, risk mitigation, and set indicators to measure the program’s impact
Innovation: 
Best Practice in Sustainable Child Friendly Public Space Development: (1) Innovative Program: Child Friendly public space located at periphery-urban developed by the people. The program solves the urban-rural issue by benefiting periphery-urban community in school and the surrounding environment physical development, elevating school community’s capacity, and in general, strengthening the beneficiary community; (2) Innovative Program: Child friendly space development participated by children in their early childhood. Ars86care school program places children as the main stakeholder since not only the school’s design template carefully developed to serve children for their right’s fulfillment, but the children voice also become one important aspect in the decision making throughout the whole phases of the school program,
Concept: 
Ars86care develops Child Friendly Public Space in the framework of Child Friendly City. The program is providing education facilities for early childhood, located at periphery-urban territory. The innovative of the program is this Child Friendly School develops by the people. The program promotes collaboration among stakeholders with different background, cultures, and ages. The education facilities development embedded to community rejuvenation initiated by local underprivileged community supported by philanthropy based funding. The child friendly school development program educates periphery-urban children to creativity, sanitation, hygienic, disaster preparedness, as well as providing children playground. The program is providing environment friendly school for early childhood education to answer climate change issue as well.
Description: 
1) Program concept: Child Friendly public space – Education facilities for early childhood, located at periphery-urban developed by the people. Child Friendly School as part of Child Friendly City for child’s right fulfillment including civil right, family-environment and alternative family fostering right, health, education, and children protection, to develop the children full potential. Ars86care program develops the Child Friendly School where certain indicators should apply includes: optimizing natural resources for lighting and cross ventilation, access to clean water, providing sanitation facilities, access to child friendly playground, environment friendly schools, providing disaster preparedness concept, etc. (2) Program Concept: Education facilities development embedded to community rejuvenation initiated by local community supported by philanthropy based funding. The program promotes a highly sense of belonging in the community since it involves individuals through philanthropy based funding, initiates by local community, rejuvenates community – authority – philanthropy individuals based on the same shared value to provide child friendly spaces for underprivileged village children; (3) Program Concept: Community builds environment friendly school for early childhood education to answer climate change issue. The program’s addressing global challenge in the smallest scale of the community, by incorporating green features such as: solar energy power, rain water harvesting, surface water absorption, zero waste trash management, replanting, besides maximizing natural lighting and cross ventilation in the schools design template
Impacts: 
The program provides access to quality kindergarten which adopts child friendly and environment friendly schools to periphery urban community, especially to underprivileged children. The impact of the program is the local community capacity elevation, placing the early childhood education teachers and principals as well as the children as the agent of change to live in a more environment friendly on the daily basis. Moreover, the program creates a more child friendly environment to diminish the disparity of urban-rural linkages as well as strengthening the periphery urban community to become environmentally conscious.

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