2017 Brings Playgrounds to Gaza

Providing Relief for the Little Ones Playground Builders is about to begin building playgrounds in war devastated Gaza in the Palestinian Territories. The recent war and ongoing restrictions in Gaza has...
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Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.

Kay Redfield Jamison

Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength…


Summer 2015 Newsletter

Almost 200 Playgrounds! Our 196th playground is just about complete! This means more than a half a million children, (yes, that’s 506,570!) are playing and laughing safely throughout Afghanistan, Iraq...
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The population of Iraq is estimated at 32.5 million of which 36.7% are aged 14 and under.

Summer Newsletter 2014

Not Good News. Over 50 Million People Now Refugees World Wide Annual World Refugee Day was recently held on June 20th. According to the United Nations (UNHCR), the number of...
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Afghanistan has a population of approximately 33 million of which 41% are under the age of 14. The average age in Afghanistan is 18, and life expectancy is only 51. The literacy rate for adults in Afghanistan is less than 40% – only 24% of women over 15 can read or write.

Play is so integral to childhood that a child who does not have the opportunities to play is cut off from a major portion of childhood


2 New Playgrounds Open

2 New Playgrounds Open at Neighbouring Boys and Girls Schools! A boys school for 1,400 students and a girls school for 2,300 girls each now have safe playing spaces.  Playground...
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2013 Holiday Update

2013 Holiday Update – Matching All Donations up to $50,000! Happy Holidays From Playground Builders! Playground Builders wishes our friends and supporters all the wonder and magic the holiday season...
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