The View from the Playground
Laying the Foundation for Change
In Cuenca, Ecuador, the foundation of change is physically being laid. The local government is putting in the first layers of rubberized surfacing, know as buffing, on what is about to be christened the very first inclusive playground in the country.
Now former Vice President Lenin Moreno has been championing change in Ecuador since he acquired his own disability in 1998. Today, thanks to his vision and tireless work, the country has shifted its strategies in supporting people with cognitive, physical, and sensory differences.
The playground was one of the missing elements.
For the past year, Shane’s Inspiration has been partnering on the design, facilitating community input, and supporting the development process. In three weeks time, we will travel to Cuenca to celebrate the grand opening on November 22 of this inclusive play space, laying our own final layers:
launching Together, We Are Able and My PlayClub programs that will support and sustain the impact of this inclusion legacy project!
More to follow on the road to Cuenca…
The View from the Playground: Why the City of Los Angeles Makes Inclusive Play a Priority
Cole Massie, inclusive play advocate, interviews Jon Kirk Mukri, General Manager of Recreation and Parks for the City of Los Angeles, who shares what inspired him to make inclusive play a priority.