Helping to provide orphanages in developing countries in their basic needs such as:
• Safe housing
• Clean water
• Schooling opportunities
• Fun activities including sports and games
what we do
We, the Kids at Play Foundation, visit orphanages in developing countries and determine what basic needs are not being met. After assessment we help reconstruct, renovate, build and maintain the orphanages. We are trying to motivate and involve local people as much as possible. At first our main goal was….
Who we are
Kids at Play is a foundation that focuses on improving children’s life and prosperity.
“The original aim was to build playgrounds and sport fields at orphanages, but soon we found out that often there was a greater need for necessities like clean drinking water”
In 2008 Kids at Play completed their first project in Rwanda, where the Foundation supported an orphanage called Rusayo. A playground was built and a monastery of 400 m2 that had collapsed was reconstructed. When we returned at this site to inspect the state of the constructed work, we were struck by the gratitude of the local people, which helped create a successful project.
In 2012 we went to Vietnam to work on our second project in a leprosy village in the Central Highlands. This is the region in which the fiercest battles of the Vietnam-American War took place. We built 4 playgrounds, converted a piece of raw land into both a soccer field and a volleyball court. Finally we donated special one-armed-wheelchairs to the unlucky people that fell victim to the booby…
In 2014 we went to Bolivia and after visiting the orphanage, we saw how poor the situation was. It was urgent to provide clean water. Not much time after having completing this project there was a huge flood in Bolivia and the only clean water in the region was the well at the orphanage. There is still a part of the budget available so we will go to Bolivia again in spring 2017.