City gives chicks away to students


Extremely fluffy: A student holds his chick in his hand.
Picture: AFP

They beep, are cute and need caring: 2000 chicks have given Indonesian authorities to students. A campaign to distract children from their smartphones is currently running under the motto "chicken-raising".

KInstead of a smartphone: In the Indonesian city of Bandung, the authorities give away 2,000 chicks to schoolchildren to get the children away from their mobile phones. Mayor Oded Danial, according to newspaper reports from Friday, kicked off the campaign, which runs under the name "Hühnerisierung". The first animals sat in the cradle in small cages, where a sign with the request "Take good care of me" hung.

The mayor told the newspaper Kompas (Friday) that it was also about giving children a sense of responsibility. "Our goal is not just to get the kids off the cell phones. They should also learn to love animals and take responsibility. "

Have students feed the chicks in the morning before going to school and in the evening. "They will learn discipline," said the mayor.

In Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, schoolchildren spend an average of three hours a day on the Internet, according to a recent study. Ten percent travel ten hours per day. Bandung on the island of Java has about 2.5 million inhabitants.

Learning responsibility and looking less on the phone - the chicks should do much.

. (tagsToTranslate) Oded Danial (t) Smartphone (t) Bandung


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