During the last 2 weeks in October, the Cardenas-Torres family and a friend, my grandson and I installed playground equipment at 5 separate locations in the Calca/Urubamba area of Sacred Valley, Peru.
The first was at a primary school in Urco, just outside of Calca. There we installed a climbing tower, teeter totter, and monkey bars. The C-T family had already a swing set at the school.
The same equipment was installed at the Rayampata primary school, located just above Calca. Again the swing set had been installed before we arrived.
The third location was a primary school at Socma, located in the mountains above Urubamba. At this location, we installed a swing set, teeter totter, and monkey rings.
The next 2 school are located in the village of Unuraqay, located well above Calca. At the preschool, there was existing wooden playground equipment, much of it in bad repair. The swing sets, teeter totter, and monkey bars were beyond repair. The slide, climbing wall, and twin towers are worth repairing. We replaced the swing set and teeter totter with metal equipment. We also did some preventative maintenance on the bridge between the twin towers.
At the primary school, we installed a climbing tower, swing set, and monkey bars.
One of the enjoyable parts of installing the playground equipment was the help we received from the teachers, students, and villagers. They also entertained and fed us.