Day 1 : Cleaning the playground
Day 2 : Dreaming and Cleaning the playground
On day 1 we continued cleaning up the playground. It was an attempt to get more attention from people in the area and show them that it is possible to transform places if we all work together. Luckily that day some teenagers we had met before passed by the site and wanted to join us cleaning the area. We became a big group of all ages: little kids, older kids, teenagers and 3 adults.
Other members of the community also contributed to the work by providing us with neccessary tools such as spades, brums, water, garbage collectors and carts to carry out the garbage. We on the other hand took with us working gloves and plastic bags for the garbage. It was a messy day but we all ended up doing a lot of work and could start noticing some small but meaningful changes in the site.
Before going home we had a group discussion where we all talked about our impressions and thoughts for the day, as well as planning for the next day. As we wanted the adults and the teenagers to take more responsibility for the work and the kids, we agreed with P Kao to meet ealier next morning so we could plan together the workshop and afterwards meet up with the kids to design the playground and afterwards continue with the cleaning.
We started the day with meeting up P Kao and told her about the plan and tried to get her involved with the planning. We asked if she could be the person who explained what we were going to do to the others as we thought we were too new to the place and there should be someone from there to start making something. She seemed to understand and agreed to join us.