We’re doing a thing.
That’s right, I, together with a non-profit organization called Kids Around The World have committed to building two playgrounds that will benefit over 200 children currently living in under serviced areas of Peru.
Kids Around the World is a non profit organization dedicated to creating safe spaces for children to play and wonder. Through charitable funds, Kids Around the World removes, refurbishes, transports, and installs playgrounds from all over the US to over 86 different countries.
Through various means, I have committed to purchasing two playgrounds that two different teams and I will be assembling and installing in late February and then again in late 2020 or early 2021 at two sites in Peru. The first playground will be installed near an existing feeding center run by a faith based ministry just outside of Lima. The second, fabricated to service children with disabilities, will be installed at the site of a future special needs school located at the foothills of the Andes mountains.
In early October of 2019 I took an exploratory trip to Peru to meet with not only the various non-profit organizations and local dignitaries I’ll be working with but also to meet with the children that have and will benefit from the work being done. In the meetings with the non-profits, I quickly realized that the playgrounds were just the starting point, because when you look into the lives of these children, you begin to understand what is really needed. When there is no-one there to watch over them, these children are victimized and discarded. They’re malnourished, under educated, and abused. Hearing their stories and feeling their pain changed me.
I want to use the opportunities these playgrounds will provide so I can educate myself further as to how we can help facilitate self empowerment and sustained progress.
Here's what we'll need to make our first playground happen;
$12k paid to Kids Around The World to purchase and transport materials and coordinate logistics.
A build team made up of 8-10 volunteers willing and able to assume responsibility for all personal expenses.
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