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"Within the context that I worked, I can now say first hand, that play is universal. Language barriers and cultural differences, although important, do not get in the way of facilitating play.  I have learned that play is a combination of people, ideas and desires, and it has changed my perspective on how it can be delivered, especially in a different cultural context." Anna Knight (Team Rayong 2015



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 a service learning course offered by the Faculty of Physical Education 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. 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. 

"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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Playday Training Session

  Published on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at 12:36 AM (MST)

The PAW team is preparing to run a Playday in Edmonton at Churchill Square for Family Day on February 15th! Imagine an event with a series of unique and playful activity offerings exploring a range of themes: magic, science, games, box building, art and sensory play. The team is learning about play leadership and how to facilitate the experience for children and families with maximum play value and attention to a rich play environment. We hope to turn ordinary spaces into extraordinary places! All teams (NWT, Peru, Cambodia and Thailand) will be running Playdays in their placement locations, and what better way than to practice at home (Canada). Many of our PAW Alumni will be assisting and feel so passionate about Play for All that they continue to be part of the local play initiatives as a result of their global experience as a PAW student.

Team 2016 hopes you'll join in the fun on Feb.15th and enliven your playful spirit! 



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Play equipment

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

Transportation

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A tuk tuk, song teow or bus 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 lessons

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One team language lesson during the in-country placement.

Play space project

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A gift of this amount can help turn a space into a play place 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

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

Flight

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Contribute to the cost of sending one student to their destination