Playground Recycling Project Sri Lanka and East Timor
The Playground Recycling project is an example of The Rotary Club of Croydon & Montrose’s commitment to international avenues of service and goodwill. The project collects unwanted playgrounds from councils or schools and sends them to disadvantaged overseas communities.
Our dedicated club members have been busy carefully dismantling playground equipment at the Rolling Hills Reserve playground. These quality playground parts were then picked up, taken to the DIK warehouse and shipped on to Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, the parts were then excitingly re-installed at a very remote village where about 150 children would benefit from the equipment.
We are proud to have a role working alongside the many councils and communities promoting the value of play. Play allows and encourages children to use their creativity while also developing their physical and cognitive strength. It’s a crucial part of their development and playgrounds are a highly beneficial way for children to interact in the world around them. This project is not only environmentally sustainable but also brings an abundance of joy and advantages to the children receiving the playgrounds. If you have a school, council or relevant connection that can assist in this incredible initiative, please contact us today as we would love to hear from you.