|Project title||Ring (for) connection - Empowering local communities for environment|
|Thematic area||Environment and sustainable development|
|Name of the organization||Foundation for Children from settlements in Kecskemét|
|Postal address||6000 Kecskemét, Lunkányi J. u. 10.|
|Project manager||Szamler László|
|Project timeframe||March 2nd, 2015 - November 2nd, 2015|
|Amount of support||9,747 €|
The project addressed the degradation of the natural and built environment of a slummy are of Kecskemét city, that have a negative impact on the socio-cultural processes and conditions – including not only the discomfort of the inhabitants but also the cognitive development on the children living there. In cooperation with 2 local primary schools and neighbourhood level CSOs, the promoter organized 6 local actions for the greening of public spaces (waste collection, tree and flower planting) and established small cultivated plots on the school yards. Besides, environmental information points have been set up in both schools and a new online platform has been started for the pupils. In addition, 9 workshops for students and their families, 2 summer camps for pupils during the summer holidays, one neighbourhood level flea market 2 family days were held. The project have managed to clean up altogether 8 hectares of public spaces, contributed to a greener living environment, and activated some 500 people who became more active and responsible citizens.