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Andean Quechua World Organization

The Andean Quechua World Organization is a Peruvian NGO that was founded by the Cardenas-Torres family.  Wilfredo (aka Willow) is the President and his 3-generation family members are all important supporters, including his mother and father. The NGO’s principal activity … Continue reading

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Playgrounds Move Higher as We near the Andes Mountains

In the mountains 3 hours east of Cuzco, we have been moving higher and higher with our school playground installations.  We started in Ccolcca, situated 12,000 fsl.  The Cardenas-Torres family, my grandson, and I first visited the village preschool 1-1/2 … Continue reading

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Assisting a Quechua Village Preschool near Machu Picchu

The Torres-Cardenas family recently installed playground equipment at a preschool in the Quechua Indian village of Pataccancha, located in the mountains above Ollantaytambo (the entry point to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail). At the Peruvian village preschool, the C-T … Continue reading

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Homage to Allegedly “Dangerous” Playgrounds

According to website imgur.com: If it seems like today’s kids have gotten “softer” compared to the kids decades ago, perhaps it’s because playgrounds have gotten softer as well.  Thanks to state laws and personal injury lawyers, the landscape of the … Continue reading

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Crazy Old-time Playground Climber (with Ladders)

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Playground Structure: Reciprocating Snake

The below reciprocating snake structure was observed in a playground in Kildare, Ireland: This structure might be a great addition to a playground area with a lot of space.

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Traveling to the Highlands above Cuzco, Peru

We had agreed to install playground equipment at a very rural school in the highlands (14,000 feet above sea level) located above Cuzco, Peru (10,000 feet).  It is the ancestral village (Choccayhua) of the mother of our hosts, the Cardenas-Torres … Continue reading

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