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   "My learning can be applied to a broader set of circumstances by simple changes and action in my own life. It is actions such as being generous and kind when others do not reciprocate those actions, leading with curiosity before judgment when not knowing the full story, and investing in people on a deeper level that will hopefully create small ripples to affect those around me." Meg Casault (Team Cambodia 2016) 

We are incredibly grateful for your support in kicking off our USEED campaign, $10,000 in 8 days! We have recently increased our goal to $20,000.  The additional $10,000 will go directly towards sending 14 students and 4 leaders to Cambodia, Thailand, and Northern Canada for their 3 month service learning placement. Additionally, the funds will go to the 18 agencies in these locations around the world to protect, provide and promote the Child's Right to Play (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 31) through the team's direct volunteer service, playdays, equipment, translated resources, and so on. Our grateful partners include schools, orphanages, community organizations and government agencies where students deliver play, recreation, physical activity and sport to children and youth. 

People of all ages and across all cultures experience play. It is an important activity that children do, to learn about their world. 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 a service learning course offered by the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Students from a variety of disciplines volunteer approximately 35 hours per week for 12 weeks where they gain valuable life skills, and broaden their worldview as they live, learn and work in a culture different from their own. 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. 

"Before Cambodia I had often wondered how an average person could change the world. I don’t think that is possible. But a person can impact another human being, or a community, and to positively affect one, is enough." Anthony Bourque (Team Cambodia 2014)




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PAW Playdays

  Published on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at 06:08 PM (MST)

Play Around the World was pleased to be a part of the recent Green & Glow Winterfest on the University of Alberta campus, January 30 & 31st. The 2015 student team along with PAW alumni facilitated play activities for kids and families. It was a wonderful weekend of lights, snow and smiles. Students created a magical forest obstacle course for the kids to explore! There was snow painting, snowshoe races, tug of war and more. It was a wonderful way to celebrate alumni and engage their families.  As well, the event served as an opportunity for the students to gain more hands-on experience leading a playday and practicing their play leadership skills.  


The team is continuing with their preparation and are already planning their next playday for Family Day! We hope you will come out to play Monday, February 16th, Churchill Square, Edmonton, from 12:00-4:00 pm.  




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Play Equipment

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Skipping Ropes, Chalk, Pool Noodles, Balls etc *All equipment will be left with PAW partners in Asia and Northern Canada.

Transportation

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A tuk tuk or song teow ride to agency site.

Play Day Station

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Help us buy all the materials needed to successfully run one station at a playday! Station examples include: Boxes, Blocks and Building, Science Zone, Water Play and Active Games

Language Lesson

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One Team Language Lesson (teams receive one lesson per week).

Translation Services or a Field Trip for Kids

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Translated resources to leave with partner agencies overseas or a field trip/outing for the children and youth in SE Asia or NWT.

Parachute

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Help provide a brightly coloured, lightweight nylon Parachute! When children work together to make the parachute billow, they also refine perceptual motor skills and develop a sense of rhythm. Parachute games foster cooperative skills.

Flight

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Contribute to the cost of sending one student to their destination.