Partnership Provides 1400 Children with a Playground
Children in developing countries, like South Sudan, have little access to safe and creative play environments. The playgrounds so readily available to children in the developed world are rare or non-existent.
Studies show that play is vital in the healthy development of a child. This is where children learn how to interact with their environment and negotiate with their peers. Play is especially important for young children who specialists say should spend at least 20% of their time at play.
Through a partnership with Canadian-based The Power of Play (TPOP), a playground was established at a refugee settlement managed by ACROSS. This playground now serves 1400 children who had previously never had the opportunity to experience play in this way.