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Thanks for your comment, Eduardo! Great questions. It's true that a "one-size-fits-all" playground model would never work globally. Our "Five Step Playground Building Manual," begins with a "Listen" stage that guides the build leader through gathering ideas and input from the community about what kinds of play opportunities are present and what kinds of materials are available locally. It is important to celebrate unique local games and play traditions in the design of the space. All of the designs on our site are also customizable depending on what materials are available and appropriate. For example, many playgrounds built in southeast Asia have used bamboo, a sustainable material readily available. In East Africa, termites are a big problem, so timber structures are not advisable. Instead many of the play spaces there have utilized used car tire designs as they are durable and cheaply available locally. You can download our 5-Step Manual here: http://playgroundideas.org/How-do-i-do-it

Hi Choima, thanks for your response. The focus of our idea is to expand our impact through collaborating with new local partners.