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Reimagining Play with David Spencer

Posted on 28 February 2024

David Spencer our Country Director talks about reimagining play in 2024 for Play Action International.

“It’s been a while since I’ve immersed myself in the world of playground design, and I’m thrilled to announce that I’m diving headfirst into the reimagining of Play Action International‘s playgrounds across East Africa!

Over the next few months, I’ll be focusing on three key aspects:

Leaner operations: We’re streamlining construction methods and materials to bring down costs and make these joyful spaces more accessible to communities.

Speedy setups: Reducing installation time means getting smiles onto kids’ faces faster, spreading the fun wider and quicker.

Playful learning: Playgrounds are more than just slides and swings! We’re infusing them with interactive elements that spark curiosity, encourage exploration, and offer enriching learning experiences.

The goal is to create vibrant, affordable, and educational playgrounds that reach more children across East Africa. These aren’t just play structures; they’re vibrant hubs for laughter, learning, and community-building. ️

Watch this space! I’ll be sharing my design evolution, insights, and challenges along the way. Let’s build a brighter future for playtime, together!”

For more information about our forthcoming plans, keep any eye out on social media. Every donation counts. You can support our play programmes at anytime by visiting our donation page here.