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Check out the great work of Unchartered Play--an organization that uses play as a tool to address global issues.

Unchartered play is an inspiration. The organization designed soccer balls and jump ropes that generate renewable energy....So children are literally empowered to create electricity for their families while they play.

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"Uncharted Play works with established non-profit organizations around the world, using play as a tool to address global issues and inspire social invention. 

Our play products--like the SOCCKET and the PULSE--provideimmediate fun to those living in situations where there is often little to smile about. By providing off-grid power, our productsaddress the short-term need for electricity that can be at the root of many global ills. Finally, our social invention curriculum, Think Out of Bounds, sustains our impact by teaching children around the world how to use the resources around them to invent solutions to their problems."


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Life if light! This is amazing! Thank you Jessica.

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