ABOUT ​​​​PLAYGROUND BUILDERS

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We build playgrounds for children in war-torn areas. In Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine, there are no safe places for children to play. Most kids have never experienced the joy of a swing or the thrill of a slide. We are dedicated to building hope and peace through the gift of play.
Since our inception in 2007 we have built about 22 playgrounds per year. These playgrounds provide safe play for over 500,000 children every day.

But this is just the beginning. We receive a constant flow of proposals for playgrounds. Our challenge is to be able to meet the needs of the schools, orphanages and communities seeking a safe place for their children to play.
Playground Builders is committed to maximizing our positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We engage local people and NGOs to find schools and communities with the strongest need for a playground. We support buying local equipment and supplies. We use local contractors to build and complete the installations. We rely on local people to monitor the building process and to provide ongoing upkeep of the play areas.
The result? We not only build playgrounds. We help societies in crisis by injecting money into the local economy and creating much-needed jobs. This helps to keep our costs low. Our board and volunteers underwrite administrative and travel costs so that virtually every dollar donated goes directly to building the playgrounds.
Playgrounds are more than merely physical places to play. They are spaces where kids can be kids and where community members can feel connected and empowered. Play areas bring new possibilities and are places where strong foundations for peace and hope begins. Playground Builders builds hope, one playground at a time.
Playground Builders is a registered Canadian Charity: #852810019RR0001.

View a touching slide show of an earlier visit to Afghanistan

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