India’s first children’s news service to be launched across the state of Bihar
Bihar: In what could be touted as a revolutionary change for India, Delhi- based NGO ‘Going To School’ under the platform of ‘Scrappy Kids’ have set up newsrooms in the Bhagalpur district and Muzaffarpur district in the Tirhut region of Bihar.
These newsrooms, built completely out of scrap will cater to the Children’s Scrappy News Service, a makeshift news service and news-talk-game show run by kids for kids, taking on India’s biggest problems and solving them with design-thinking and scrappy skills.
The newsrooms built in Tulsipur Jamunia High School of Bhagalpur and a local school in the village of Jarang in Muzaffarpur will have the Scrappy Kids interact with locals from the surrounding areas and bring to light various issues such as the lack of toilets and water shortage, the collapsing of roofs and absence of boundaries in schools. The Scrappy Kid reporters will also focus on reporting incidents of girl students dropping out from neighbouring schools in the area.
Apart from the newsrooms in Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur, the newsrooms which will be built in other parts of Bihar will have Scrappy Kid news anchors invite guests like local electricians, plumbers, entrepreneurs among others into the newsroom to discuss the legitimate issues and sought suggestive measures and tips from their guests as well as connect with the Scrappy Kid reporters across India to find solutions to the problems.
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