November 16, 2017 11:38 IST

Dia Mirza and Jackky Bhagnani at the grand launch of India's First Children News Service

1 of 4 Dia Mirza and Jackky Bhagnani,Dia Mirza,Jackky Bhagnani,India's First Children News Service
The Scrappy newsrooms built completely out of scrap cater to the Children's Scrappy News Service, a makeshift news service and news-talk-game show run by kids for kids, taking on India’s biggest problems and solving them with design-thinking and scrappy skills. Among the newsrooms set up in Mumbai, Bengaluru and across 14 places in Bihar, a list of innovative and interesting activities was planned for the newsrooms in Mumbai.
2 of 4 Dia Mirza and Jackky Bhagnani,Dia Mirza,Jackky Bhagnani,India's First Children News Service
The Mumbai newsroom has been set up at the scenic Worli Fishing village which the Scrappy team feels is the real Mumbai - what with the sea as the backdrop and the skyscrapers adjacent and of course, the fishing boats bobbing in the water. Along with our scrappy kids we will have Children and Musical Band from Akanksha Foundation, Yuwa Football Team, Mumbai Dabbawala's, An performance by Dance Out of Poverty Kids and others speaking about the issue 'No place to play'.
3 of 4 Dia Mirza and Jackky Bhagnani,Dia Mirza,Jackky Bhagnani,India's First Children News Service
Lisa Heydlauff, Founder, 'Going to School' says, "Scrappy means to create something out of nothing to change the way things are. And the good news is that Scrappy News is all good news. It’s about what you can do to make the world a better place. It's a revolution that says we have no time left, let children lead."
4 of 4 Dia Mirza and Jackky Bhagnani,Dia Mirza,Jackky Bhagnani,India's First Children News Service
The Children's Scrappy News Service launched simultaneously in Bengaluru and Bihar.