Category Archives: Playground

Assisting a School in the Sipi Falls Area, Uganda

Several years ago, Playgrounds Everywhere staff installed a 4-seat swing set, a monkey bar set, and a climbing tower at a school near Sipi Falls. Sipi Falls is an important vacation area in northeastern Uganda. The recreation area includes a … Continue reading

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Playground at Kidsway Education Center, Uganda

A friend of mine, Gabriel Arahi, runs a preschool, nursery, and primary school at a small community about 45 minutes south of Mbarara, Uganda.  Kidsway Education Center is a very well run school. I met Gabriel when he was my … Continue reading

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Playground for a Remote Peruvian School

Last week, our playground installation work in the Cusco/Sacred Valley region started up again.  It had been temporary halted by COVID-19 concerns.  This time the playground was installed at a school in Suyo, Peru. The equipment was fabricated and installed … Continue reading

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LDS Church Buildings Post Epidemic

Are contemporary LDS Church buildings dinosaurs in a post-epidemic church? Two of the more liberal LDS blogs have been speculating on how the Church and its many auxiliaries will emerge after the current epidemic abates.  Most of those commenting feel … Continue reading

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Adding Local Cultural Enhancements to Our Global Playgrounds

We’ve been searching for ways to give our global playgrounds a more local flavor.  One thing we have started doing in Peru is to add 2 cows atop school swing sets (typically the highest point of a playground). The most … Continue reading

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Repairing Playground Equipment in Sacred Valley, Peru

During a January (2020) visit to St. Isidro Labrador Primary School, located not far from Calca, Peru, we installed a 2-rail slide, a tire climbing tower, and a tether ball pole.  We also discovered that the school had a broken … Continue reading

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Installing a Swing Set at a Greek Orthodox Academy in Southern Arizona

Over the 4th of July weekend, I traveled to Florence AZ to help a small Greek Orthodox academy install a swing set.  The school is located in the desert 60 miles SE of Phoenix. My host for the project was … Continue reading

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Yusuf (aka Cat Stevens) on the Need to Play

Yusuf (aka Cat Stevens) is re-releasing some of his old songs on a new album.  One of the ones he’s reinterpreting is “Where do the Children Play?”  He doesn’t bemoan progress: Well I think it’s fine building jumbo planes Well … Continue reading

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Installing a Swing Set at Navajo Mountain

A friend (Roe) and I traveled to Navajo Mountain to deliver supplies to help fight the pandemic (baking powder for making fry bread, coffee, hand sanitizer, and boxes) and to begin a playground expansion at the Head Start preschool. On … Continue reading

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A Playground for City View Primary School, Mbale, Uganda

In February (2020), staff of Playgrounds Everywhere installed a 4-piece playground at City View Nursery and Primary School, Mbale, Uganda.  The school staff assisted with the installation. A 2-rail slide, monkey bars, climbing tower, and 6-seat swing set were installed … Continue reading

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