Why playgrounds?

They . . .

  • support creativity and learning

  • promote physical and mental health

  • bring families together

  • deter children from playing in unsafe areas

  • provide a place that is only about play and friendships

  • are fun!

Palestinian children talking about the difference a playground made in their lives (playground built by Playgrounds for Palestine, USA)

During the 2014 Gaza conflict, Save the Children found that 551 children were killed, compared with one Israeli child, and 3,436 were injured, of whom 10% suffered permanent disability as a result.

The rates of stunting and long-term malnutrition remain high, while anaemia affects nearly 60% of schoolchildren and even more infants. …. 95% of the water is unfit for human consumption … Medical supplies are permanently in short supply, and many children live in poor accommodation, because only 1,000 homes out of the 10,000 destroyed have been rebuilt … a third of the schools destroyed have yet to be rebuilt.

UNICEF estimates that at least 373,000 children—nearly half of Gaza’s children—need specialised psychosocial support. Gaza’s children have been condemned, through no fault of their own, to a future without hope.

Lord Warner, House of Lords, July 2016

We can't build hospitals,
we can't build schools,
but we can build playgrounds
to help children enjoy their childhood.
Please help if you can.

 

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