On my website, I inform about the Indian NGO Chetna, a Delhi-based non-profit organization that is trying to support disadvantaged Indian children through various projects and reintegrate them into the system.
One of these projects is Baknama- a newspaperby street children for street children.
A leap from India to Germany: In Wernau, the children’s mini city of Klein Nefingen is created every year for a week, where children themselves are citizens with professions and their own currency. There is also a separate newspaper. This year, the children were able to raise 450 € through the sale of the newspaper, which they donated to their Indian colleagues! Thank you very much for that.
Here are some words from Klein Nefingen:
10 years of children’s play town Klein NeFingen – this was once again a nice opportunity for almost two hundred children from Deizisau, Wernau and the surrounding area in Swabia in Germany to end the holidays with a lot of fun. Seven days in a row, the kids (7-13 years old) were citizens of their own little mini-city. They were active in very different establishments and earned their money (our currency is called NeFis ), which they could then spend again in the city: for food, for products, for delicious drinks, for a massage in the wellness oasis, for jewelry or for a copy of the daily newspaper.
And this year there was a very special Anniversary Edition. This edition had a big intention: The proceeds from the sale (this time not for NeFis but for Euros) were to support the newspaper project Balaknama. The team of the newspaper was very diligent and many curious readers could be won. So we can now provide 450 euros for the project. We newspaper people from the south of Germany wish the editors of Balaknama many loyal readers! And we admire your courage and commitment! All the best for you!!! We would love it, if we could invite some of you to Germany to the play town… maybe it’s a dream, but who knows – dreams can make a difference…