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Having a Field Day
Students from five corporation schools in Coimbatore venture out on a unique project covering civic issues
The excitement levels on the faces of the young girls are high as they brave the morning heat and head to the town bus stand at Gandhipuram.
These girls are not making a trip to a theatre or going to visit their relatives, like most others on vacation. They are trying to shoot a documentary on the harmful effects of carbon monoxide emitted by the buses and the possible ill effects on the people inhaling it.
The girls also take pictures of street food vendors, capture a man smoking outside a bakery, focus on fly infested fruits and snacks and click images of an open drain in the vicinity.
This is all part of a summer activity initiated by the American India Foundation, a Non Governmental Organization bringing about educational reforms across the country. Children of 23 Corporation schools, armed with a digital camera will highlight basic civic and environmental issues in their schools, community and neighbourhood and offer their own solutions to these problems.