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Kilikili, which in Kannada translates as the warbling laughter of a child, is a registered Trust formed by parents of children with special needs with the aim of creating inclusive play spaces that are accessible to all children, regardless of their ability. Kilikili has been partnering with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (the Muncipal Authority in Bangalore), volunteers, parent groups, residents associations, disability organisations, special schools and community groups since 2006 towards inclusion in public play spaces. Six public play spaces in India have been made inclusive: Bangalore, supported by the BBMP: Coles Park (Frazer Town), Gayatri Devi Park (Rajajinagar) and M. N. Krishna Rao Park (Basavangudi); Mangalore, with the Mangalore Municipal Corporation and a citizens’ group; Mumbai, with Hope Foundation, a parents’ group, and Nagpur, with ESAF, an NGO working to build child friendly cities. The impact of the initiative has been seen at various levels. It continues to aid in developmental growth of children with disabilities, fosters awareness in typically growing children and communities, thereby breaking barriers, instills joy and comfort in parents, and inspires other groups to towards similar initiatives in the walk towards a more inclusive society.
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