Tag Archives: Peru

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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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 Playgrounds on the Roof of South America

During a recent trip to Sacred Valley, Peru, we installed playgrounds at 4 separate locations, 3 were above 13,000 fsl at high-elevation primary schools in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.  Unfortunarely, school was not in session, but we still … Continue reading

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Incas, Peru, and Book of Mormon Archaeology

I went to LDS sacrament meeting today.  The first speaker was a Peruvian with a heavy accent.  I’m not sure I totally understood his message, but I think he believes that the Inca archaeological ruins in his native Peru testify … Continue reading

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Another Playground in the Ocutuan, Peru, Area

Family members and I were recently in Sacred Valley region of Peru.  As part of our trip, we installed a playground at a primary school in Ocutuan.  After our departure, the Cardenas-Torres Family, fabricated and installed playground equipment in Ccoricancha, … Continue reading

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Installing a Playground in the Scenic Andes, Peru

The playground equipment (4-seat swing set, monkey bars, and climbing tower) for a primary school in the Andes was fabricated by David Cardenas-Torres and his friend Jhon.  It was then loaded on a minivan and literally hauled across the Andes … Continue reading

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An Incredible Road Over the Andes

The road from Calca, near Pisac in Sacred Valley to Lares is an incredible ride.  We traveled it in medium-sized minivan packed with playground equipment destine for a primary school located high in the Andes.  We started at elevation 9,000 … Continue reading

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On the Road in Peru: Between Urubamba and Calca

There are spectacular views of the snow-covered jagged mountain peaks between Urubamba and Calca.  While commuting, I stopped and took a couple of photographs.

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Another Day Installing Playgrounds in Peru

Yesterday, the weather was perfect, clear with a few fluffy clouds.  An excellent day for installing playgrounds at remote Quechua village schools. The first installation was in the village of Ocutuan.  Here we installed a swing set, climbing tower, and … Continue reading

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