Transforming Education

Through Playgrounds


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.


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


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


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.


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