PlayAndGrow – Help Build A Playground For Government School Kids


Play is essentially the fundamental way of learning, exploring and growing. The impact of play, especially for children living in poverty, is profound. It helps the child to grow emotionally, socially, and physically transforming them into skilled and mature individuals. It also builds their immune system, sparks brain development, and helps to reduce stress and fatigue. Long term studies have shown access to early play experiences boosts life outcomes substantially -42% raise in yearly earnings, 44% increase in high school graduations, and 17% increase in bachelor degrees. (Information sourced from Playground Ideas and Anthill Creations websites). It also helps in shaping communicative and team building skills significantly and most importantly it’s a place where a kid can be HAPPY.  

Who and for whom?

We, the fellows, (teachers placed by an organization, Teach for India) work in a PMC (Pune Municipal Corporation) school by the name Shrikant Bhadke EMS.
Being a government school it doesn’t have any access to any basic funding. Since the kids belong to a low income household (most of the kids reside in houses made of tins), the families are unable to help in any way other than labor work.
Some part of the funding is done by us but since the amount is reasonably high it has become a challenge for us as well to raise it.
Playground Ideas (a non-profit organization which has impacted 7,00,000 kids across 85 countries and built nearly 1455 grounds) are helping us bring alive our vision of building a playground for 524 kids in our school by providing support from ideating the structure of the playground to offering help with some parts of logistics. But for the remaining things which are required for the construction of a playground, we need your help.

How can you help?

All of that sounds just perfect and we’re just itching to give the kids of our school all of these benefits through the access to a playground within their school. We need your help to bring this vision of “a healthy childhood through a playground” alive. Your contribution, big or small, will help us realize this vision. We hope that you will take a little time out to support our cause.

Do reach out to us in case you have any doubts.
Abhishek Negi 
(Fellow, Teach for India)

Or ask your queries via mail or a message on :- 
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Thank you in advance for all your love and support,
Team Shrikant Bhadke EMS
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1st April 2018
Dear supporters,
Here is a quick update -

We are a step closer to constructing a playground for the kids. The team will be starting their work on 6th of April.

Thank you for the support you showed towards the entire program. 
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