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Family, kids can learn to build forts in Pune this weekend

Killa making workshop and a family picnic is what awaits you at the event organised by Hands full of Earth (HFOE) by Prithwe

pune Updated: Oct 11, 2017 23:47 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Children pose after the Killa-making workshop organised by Hands Full of Earth (HFOE) during the Diwali festive season in 2016.
Children pose after the Killa-making workshop organised by Hands Full of Earth (HFOE) during the Diwali festive season in 2016.(HT PHOTO)

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Hands Full of Earth (HFOE) by Prithwe has brought to Pune, an active, fun-loving, and highly engaging activity for Pune’s kids this weekend. The idea is to get children to enjoy some time in the open with family while learning the significance of the festival and Killas(forts). Priti Bhandari shared, “Recently, HFOE had found during a research that children who play freely in mud and run around free on earth, have more imagination, creativity and positive memories of their childhood. On the other hand, with nuclear families and technology, children hardly get any opportunity to play and have fun. Hence, we decided to launch the Killa making workshop where they can play with mud and learn as well.”

The Killa making event is an experiential learning programme, where team of experts help you understand the vibrations of earth. You can also note the psychological impact of being with the earth. Bio-architect Mayank Barjatya and psychotherapist, artist Swapnil K have helped curate the programme.

Priti added, “Reconnecting with earth, mud, sand, and nature in a wide range of fun ways, Killa making workshop provides a day filled with good times and helps in building memories with family and making new friends. Children learn the structures and stories of various forts while having fun. It is a great way to teach history and take pride in our heritage along with good old fun with a mud party.”

The event will also include storytelling with seasoned storytellers to give audiences a whole new perspective of classic tales and history behind Killa making. The biggest attraction is an open mud pit and a picnic with family.

What: Killa Workshop

When: Sunday, October 15, 9am-3pm

Where: Empress Garden, Pune