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Children in Bangladesh Lack Sufficient Outdoor Playtime

Children in Bangladesh Lack Sufficient Outdoor Playtime
Excessive pressure of studies, lack of playgrounds and a perceived insecurity of the outdoors deny children the opportunity to play in the capital, according to findings of a study disseminated in the capital yesterday.

The findings were presented at a discussion tiled “Children's right to play in Dhaka city” organised jointly by The Daily Star and Save the Children at The Daily Star Centre. The study, conducted with 300 children and as many parents of 600 households from Kalyanpur slum, Dhanmondi, Dhaka University residential area and Mirpur, was led by Salma Akhter, a sociology professor of Dhaka University.
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