VAC Library: Open library becomes learning centre for children in Hanoi to learn about urban farming

An open library-come-city farm-come-kids playground is providing a way for kids in Hanoi, Vietnam to learn about self-sustaining ecosystems and urban farming. VAC Library is a large wooden climbing frame with various cubicles filled with books. The large wooden structure also houses an integrated production system that is designed to teach kids about sustainable food production. It uses solar-powered aquaponics to keep vegetables and koi carp. … Continue reading VAC Library: Open library becomes learning centre for children in Hanoi to learn about urban farming

Think Playgrounds building public playgrounds in Vietnam with recycled materials

Public playgrounds in Vietnam are being built from salvaged materials – everything from discarded bamboo and timber to broken boats – with the aim to ensure every child the right to equal play in the public domain. In Vietnam, playgrounds are usually only built in wealthy areas and schools. But social enterprise, Think Playgrounds, is changing that by working together with residents, businesses and local authorities to take … Continue reading Think Playgrounds building public playgrounds in Vietnam with recycled materials