Let us play
Marcus Veerman knows that play can provide kids with some wonderful benefits for life – a 44% increase in high school graduation and 42% higher salaries, for example. That’s why he’s dedicated the last 7 years to building playgrounds that are helping change the lives of over 350,000 children, in more than 72 countries.
His organisation, playgroundideas.org, started with the building of 40 playgrounds in Thailand, and has quickly grown via the internet. Marcus and his team have created the designs and manuals needed for anyone, anywhere, to create a playground in their local community, using only local tools and materials.
In May this year, Playground Ideas will be launching a new website that will allow crowdfunding for projects and adding more classroom resources for teachers. Marcus is a whirlwind of ideas and we can’t wait to see what he will design next.
Kooks is a proud sponsor of Playground Ideas’ work across the globe. If you’d like to find out more and support their good work please go to www.playgroundideas.org or visit kooks.com.au.
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