play360

Transforming Education

Through Playgrounds

WHO - WHAT - WHY - HOW

Play teaches 21st century skills: collaboration, innovation, social skills. Playgrounds get kids excited about going to school and staying in school. And the process of building a playground can be a catalyst for real community change.

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Play360 trains organizations to build low-cost sustainable learning tools (including playgrounds) as a means of improving education throughout the developing world.

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A safe, inviting, dynamic playground gives children, in any community, the opportunity to challenge and explore their world on their terms.

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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.

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Play360 playgrounds are designed for widespread adoption. We emphasize the local: we use local tools, materials and labor. Play360 provides a series of pictographic instructional books that allow community members - without the need of literacy skills - to build each playground element.

A look inside a Play360 Project

Each Play360 project is different, see below to get a taste of our activity through excerpts from the journal of one participant's experience in Tanzania.

Feb 02 News

Building in Tanzania

February 24th, 2017 | by Jason Mackenzie The final week of my stay in Tanzania is dedicated to conducting our training and building the playground.

Feb 02 News

A Tanzanian Road Trip

February 19, 2017 | Jason Mackenzie The other day I was sitting with our partner Walter at his family gathering intended for everyone to discuss

Feb 02 News

Learning, Planning, and Giving in Tanzania

February 16th, 2017 | Jason Mackenzie Greetings in Swahili take quite a bit of time. I fear I will never get passed even the simplest