About Us

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Please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@play360.org with any questions or requests for information. We look forward to being back with you soon! (updated 1/29/2018)

For those of you who need to register for, or donate to, the upcoming Guatemala or Belize trips, the below Paypal link is live:

IMPROVING EDUCATION ONE PLAYGROUND AT A TIME

What We Do: Play360 is a non-profit based in Bloomington, Indiana that trains organizations to build low-cost sustainable playgrounds as a means of improving education throughout the developing world.

Why Playgrounds: Playgrounds foster skills needed for the 21st century: collaboration, cooperation, creativity, and innovation.  A safe, inviting, dynamic playground gives children – in any community – the opportunity to challenge and explore their world on their terms.

How We Work: Play360 trains local organizations who, in turn, work with many schools. Training local organizations is essential to wide-spread impact; local organizations are immediately connected with the language, the communities, and stakeholders. Emphasis on the local allows organizations to maintain, repair and expand playspaces and learning resources as needed.

Play360 playgrounds are designed for widespread adoption.  We use locally accessible materials such as concrete, tires and logs.  Playgrounds are built with shovels, hammers, saws and machetes – tools readily found in almost all communities.  Play360 provides local organizations a series of pictographic instructional books that allow community members – without the need of literacy skills – to build each playground element.

UPCOMING PROJECTS:

When possible, we open our training trips to small groups of volunteer participants who want to jump in and get involved. See below of our upcoming projects. Check back often for new opportunities

Guatemala: March 10-18, 2018. Volunteers welcome! SOLD OUT!

Belize: March 27 – April 5, 2018. Volunteers welcome! Please use this link for our trip website Registration is open until February 6, there are four volunteer spaces still available. 

Ghana: July 2018. This trip will not open for volunteers

Rwanda: August 2018. This trip will not open for volunteers

Ethiopia: Fall 2018, dates TBD. This trip is unlikely to open for volunteers

PAST PROJECTS:

Since our establishment in 2009, Play360 has assisted with the construction of more than 114 playgrounds through training workshops is 12 countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Peru, Guatemala, Haiti, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, The Philippines, and Mongolia.