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For Immediate Release - Pennies For Playgrounds


Pennies for Playgrounds: Urban Planning, Children’s Rights and Climate Change- December 6

Abbotsford, BC- On Thursday December 6, UFV Global Development Institute along with Association of Universities and Colleges Canada and Ardhi Institute of Human Settlement Studies will be having a reception to launch their art exhibit at The Reach Gallery, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC, from 4:30-6 pm. Admission is by free but donations are strongly encouraged and open to the public.

Pennies for Playgrounds is a collection of work that showcases University of the Fraser Valley student projects with an emphasis on the child’s voice and the right to play. A central theme will be child’s perspective on play and safe places due to relocation following flooding in one particular informal settlement in Dar es Salaam. There will also be maps and photos from other related UFVproject on the same themes from India and Antigua as well as a connection to Abbotsford. It is our hope that through this exhibit we can not only showcase the resilience of children, their optimism in spite of all odds and the spirit that connects us globally as we work to create better places for children and in the end for all of us.

Students from UFV intern every year in Tanzania. This exhibit and fundraiser is being put on by previous interns to give back to the area they studied and worked. A part from showcasing student’s work, we hope to raise enough money to build a safe playground in Tanzania for children that have been forced to move from their home because of recent flooding due to climate change.

For more information about Pennies for Playgrounds and where you can donate please visit

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