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Penza initiative group develops project to bring back recreation zones to villages

12:53 | 16.02.2015 | Society

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Penza, 16 February 2015. PenzaNews. An initiative group of Penza teachers and students develops a social project aimed at restoring recreational areas in villages.

Alexei Soludanov

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The current title of the project is “People’s park,” Alexei Soludanov, one of the authors of the project, deputy chairman of the fatherhood, motherhood and childhood council by the head of the Penza administration, told PenzaNews agency.

“I think the issue of organizing leisure time is a very acute problem, since there area almost no ways to really step away from the daily routine if you live in a village,” explained the activist.

As an example of what can be done, he suggested setting up children’s playgrounds.

“But we are not going to stop at that: we also suggest to create a zone for day-to-day winding-down: creating park lanes, parks and public gardens, as well as including restoration of the Great War monuments to the roadmap,” Alexei Soludanov added.

According to him, social adaptation of the youth is one of the main aims of the project.

“We are working to educate and school the youth. Almost all of us are teachers. Right now, we are collecting information about villages: existing parks, and their current conditions,” he said, adding that the project will give young adults a viable alternative to wasting time watching TV.

Alexei Soludanov placed great emphasis on the special role of the students of higher education in this project.

“We have an active group of students from the city ready to provide some muscle help, such as planting trees. We are also going to involve the local youth. Currently, we are seeking financial sources, aspiring to get into federal programs: one of them is a program of sustainable village development. Currently we are living on donations. Looking for interested people, and doing something with their help. There are indifferent people,” concluded the agency interlocutor.

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