Team Playground

 The idea of Team Playground was born   in 2012 in Brufut,  Gambia during the construction of the Bege 1 Playground as part of the Brufut Education Project. We were building the playground with a brilliant crew  of people made up of Local and European women and men.   Every now and then would get over excited and shout “team playground”.

We are  dedicated to providing  safe, exciting and  educational play for young people  of all ages. We aim to give  the opportunity for  learning,  creating and    exploring. and to   play together in an interesting and challenging  environment. We are committed to including the young people  in the building process so they can learn skills and enjoy the end product with the knowledge that they have participated in its creation.

We have been working with the children of Brufut for the last 6 years; we have a crew of very talented young people  who already have some building skills and a good knowledge of using the tools. We aim to  keep on training.

Our dream is to have some land on which to build a non denominational youth centre with playground for the people to grow, develop and shine. It will incorporate a vitally needed skills centre and be self sufficient.

We strongly believe in solidarity not charity and therefore hope that a Gambian playground build crew will one day operate independently from us.

We welcome people to join the build crew and/or run art, craft or sports workshops .

Alongside the build we run different workshops eg Animation making and Circus skills.

We organise regular games and sport days.

We have inter village football matches.

We do  trips to the beach or other available group activity places such as the monkey park.

Every year we put on an International Womens Day event which includes  an all Female football match, dance competitions,  Music and Empowering and useful talks and workshops presented by  WIG (Womens Initiative in Gambia)

 

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2 Responses to Team Playground

  1. Lou gray says:

    Wow!! Xxx

  2. ann linton says:

    Hi my name is Ann,I would really like to give a helping hand to Team Plagroundi

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