There’s a newly opened playground for kids! Children in Barangay Kasiglahan, Montalban, Rizal now have a new place in the community to have a fun and safe play!
Play Pilipinas and Johnson & Johnson Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Education, turned over a new playground dubbed “Palarujuan” to the relocated community of Barangay Kasiglahan, Montalban, Rizal to provide children a fitting venue for play. This project is a key initiative of the recently launched Di Lang Laro ang Laro advocacy campaign, children in this community now have a fun and safe place to play.
“When we first met with the community, it was clear to us that the children in Barangay Kasiglahan needed a place where they can play and be physically active. Together with our partners in Di Lang Laro ang Laro, we hope that through projects like this, we will encourage more parents to rediscover the power of play,” explained Sigrid Perez, Play Pilipinas Executive Director, who, with colleague Manuel Argel, spearheaded the development of Palarujuan.
Playgrounds like Palarujuan do not only encourage children to be physically active but boost mental activity. Play Pilipinas ensured that the playground’s design allowed children to learn different skills and values from the different play installations made from found and repurposed materials.
I am glad that more and more organizations are putting a premium on the importance of active play!