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"My PAW experience has taught me how to be adaptable to change, with or without notice. PAW has given me a level of confidence that I had no idea I was capable of having." 

Alyssa Montefresco – Team Peru 2017

People of all ages and across all cultures experience play. It is an important activity that children do, to learn about themselves, others and the world around them. Play is recognized as a human right and is essential for a child's optimal growth and development. Pure play awakens the joyful, creative spirit in us all. 


Play Around the World (PAW) is an inter-cultural service learning course offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. Students from a variety of disciplines volunteer approximately 32 hours per week for 12 weeks where they gain valuable life skills, and broaden their worldview, living and working in a culture different from their own. Student teams will serve in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Cusco, Peru at organizations such as schools for children with impairments, orphanages and social agencies. Students will be facilitating play, recreation and sport in a variety of contexts and focus on the protection, promotion and provision of the Child's Right to Play (Article 31 UNCRC). Funds raised will enable students to participate and will directly benefit the agencies PAW serves. Thank you for visiting this campaign site and for your interest in Play Around the World. 


 

"Global Citizenship is being curious about the way my actions may be impacting others and our world. The little bits every day can add up to a larger sum of impact than one grand gesture; the bits are habit forming, last a lifetime and influence future generations." 

Brady Hughes - Team Cambodia 2017


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PAW Team Update - Here's what we've been up to!

  Published on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at 04:53 AM (MST)

Hello from PAW Team 2018 -we are a small but mighty team preparing for our service-learning experience in Cusco, Peru and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.We have been busy in our weekly preparation classes to embark on a learning adventure, in community service, to advocate for every Child's Right to Play (UNCRC). 

Our sessions focus on a variety of topics as we gather in the interdisciplinary PAW learning community. Recently we have been talking about how to adapt physical activities and play for children of all abilities. We have challenged our assumptions about disability, critically thought about our attitudes and experiences, and engaged in meaningful dialogue. We have explored potential practical scenarios from Peru and Cambodia, as inspired by the leadership team's real-world experience (thanks Alex and Brooke). Together as a team, we created positive and creative solutions to modify activities for a number of contexts which could enable optimal participation in play for all children. While there will undoubtedly be some upcoming challenges that will be difficult to plan for, we have begun the conversation, and continue to work through how to be inclusive in a community service-learning context in cultures different than our own. 

In another session, we explored the topic of Global Citizenship. Alex (Peru leader) guided us through some thought-provoking interactive activities to challenge us to remain curious, stay open and consider multiple perspectives. We know we will keep evolving as Global Citizens here at home, when we are immersed in-country this summer, and continue this journey for a lifetime. 

We are so grateful for your support of this learning journey and all the agencies in Cambodia and Peru who will directly benefit from your donations. THANK YOU for your generosity. 



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Elizabeth Ross

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Lena Kirincic

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Deanna Schamber

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Wendy Landry

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Robert Rosen

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Patrick Overn

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Alexandra Kirincic

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Mike Caruk

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Brenda Schamber

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Claire Bradner

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Maryke Deweerd

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Patty Elkins

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Alex Schamber

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Laura Derksen

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Heidi O'Connor

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Tom Hinch

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Rick and Char Knight

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Pamela Burns

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Martha-Ann McDonald

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Crystal Mcdonald

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Mike Gillis

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Heather Bradner

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Elisa Poon

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Heather Wood

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Douglas Stollery

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Sharon Zrobek

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John Spence

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Morgan Weir

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Maren Elfert

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Kevin Lucas

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Tara McDonald

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Stephen Melvin

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Brent Edwardson

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Dianne Bowtell

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Play Equipment

Give $5

Skipping Ropes, Chalk, Pool Noodles, and Balls of all types! All equipment will be left with our PAW partners in Cambodia, and Peru

Transportation

Give $15

A tuk tuk, song teow or bus ride to agency site.

Play Day Station

Give $25

Help us buy all the material needed to successfully run one station at a playday! Station Examples Include: Boxes, Blocks, and Building, Science Zones, Water Play, and Active Games.

Language Lessons

Give $50

One team language lesson during the in-country placement.

Play Space Project

Give $65

A gift of this amount can help turn a space in to a play space for children (field,tarmac, playground, sensory play room, indoor multipurpose space...).

Translation Services or a field trip for kids

Give $100

Translated resources to leave with partner agencies overseas or a field trip/outing for the children.

Parachute

Give $250

Help provide a brightly coloured, lightweight nylon Parachute! Children and youth work cooperatively to make the parachute billow, as they refine perceptual motor skill and develop a sense of rhythm.

Flight

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Contribute to the cost of sending one student to their in-country experience!