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We have so many car tires on island that end up on the land fill. Is there not a way of using them?In India a young architect has found a way to use these durable, cheap and relatively safe discarded items in a way that brings joy to children, and in turn, joy to the parents too.

Who on island has the imagination and the enthusiasm to make tire creations in play parks for the children following in Miss Pooja Rai’s example? Miss Rai’s designs feature large tire sculptures of cars, buildings, or animals, paired with more classic elements of swings, seesaws, and jungle gyms.

These tires are painted and erected in safe public and school’s playgrounds. The brightly painted tires have holes strategically drilled in them so there is no collection of rainwater and the themes of each park vary from sea shore to fairytales to whatever the imagination comes up with.  

This project can be a gratifying and joyful experience.

As Miss Rai says, “the right to play should be considered critical to a child’s cognitive growth, physical, and emotional well-being, it is indeed a basic human right.”

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