Kids Around the World wants to thank you for your interest in taking part in one of our upcoming playground builds. We currently have several exciting opportunities we want to share with you. Please see the listing below to see where we are heading and which ones you might want to join in with us. If you see one that you want to participate in, let us know. We would love to have you on our team.
Whether this is your first time visiting or you have been a long time supporter, we encourage you to view the Welcome Packet below. Thanks and we hope to see you soon!
Vicente Guerrero, Mexico: January 1 – 4, 2015
Application Deadline: November 13, 2014 – View PDF Application (Right-click, “Save as…” to download)
Our annual playground build with Foundation for His Ministry is back again and we are so excited about the activities we have planned! This year we will rebuild the orphanage’s playground and make it a colorful play area full of slides and fun. The existing equipment is unsafe and older and is in desperate need of replacing. This is a great trip for families to join as it’s safe, affordable and quick. Sign up today to start your 2015 out right by serving others in Baja California, Mexico!
Kampala, Uganda: January 3 – 12, 2015
Cost: $1500 Double (airfare not included)
Application Deadline: November 3, 2014 – View PDF Application (Right-click, “Save as…” to download)
You may not know this already, Africa is an amazing place. From the people to the landscape, nothing in Africa disappoints. Join us as we build a playground for the children in the city of Kampala. Playing on a playground is an experience that not many in Uganda have had. In addition to the playground we will be building a Hope Center/Kids Hub. This is a converted shipping container that will serve as a place of outreach and ministry. Everything from sports ministry to art ministry will be hosted in this center. Come with us and see what God is doing in Uganda.
Pillaro, Ecuador: January 24 – 31, 2015
Cost: $1750 (single) $1450 (double) – airfare not included
Application Deadline: November 20, 2014 – View PDF Application (Right-click, “Save as…” to download)
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We are excited to return to Ecuador and to continue building healthy communities in the mountain and jungle regions. Over the years we have built 9 playgrounds which have transformed the villages we worked in. Using this same model, we will be starting to work in Pillaro, Ecuador which is near the larger city of Ambato. We will be building a beautiful playground for the community and working alongside our local staff and the Mayor of Pillaro. Come join us and make an impact in this community!
*We will also we taking an optional excursion to the Galapagos Islands at the end of the trip from Feb 1-3 if you are interested!
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: February 22-28, 2015
Cost: $1799, plus airfare
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014 – View PDF Application (Right-click, “Save as…” to download)
Trip Flyer: View PDF(Right-click, “Save as…” to download)
This team will get to do double-duty as they will not only get to build a playground for the precious children in West Santo Domingo, but they will take part in leading a KIDStory training as well. Children’s ministry leaders from all over the DR will be coming to be trained in Bible-storying and take what they learn back to teach others in their areas. Don’t miss out on this great week of ministry!
Kingston, Jamaica: February 28 – March 6, 2015
Cost: $1475, plus airfare
Application Deadline: January 14, 2014 – View PDF Application (Right-click, “Save as…” to download)
Join us in sunny Jamaica as we spend the week building a beautiful playground for the children of the Glenhope Nursery School in in the capitol city of Kingston. The Glenhope Nursery is a Government operated Child Care institution in Jamaica and accommodates approximately fifty babies and toddlers who have been abandoned, abused, neglected, orphaned or disabled and as a consequence are in need of care and protection. We pray this playground will help to bring about healing as they play and learn to enjoy just being a kid.
Also, the team will be staying just outside of the city in the magnificent Blue Mountains and, when the work is done, they will have an opportunity to visit Port Royal and take a Lime Cay boat trip.
Quezon City, Philippines: April 4-12, 2015
Cost: TRIP FULL
This is a great opportunity to partner with the International Graduate School of Leadership in the Philippines (IGSL). IGLS is a graduate-level school in Manila, Philippines with a mission to help build up leaders for movements of transformation in Asia and other parts of the world. Serving over 250 students from 18 countries, the impact of IGSL is felt all across Asia. We have an opportunity to install a playground for the children of those studying at IGSL. We will also be reaching out into the community with a VBS program.
Havana, Cuba: April 11-18, 2015
Cost: $1,500, plus airfare
Application Deadline: February 1, 2015 – View PDF Application (Right-click, “Save as…” to download)
We are heading back to Cuba again – this time to Havana! We have a great project lined up in Havana, Cuba, where will be building two playgrounds for a church and school there. This will be a great trip to experience Cuba and serve our local partners. Please sign up early and share this opportunity with your friends!
Zambales, Philippines: April 17th – 26th, 2015
Cost: $1,750 Single | $1,495 Double
Application Deadline: February 5, 2015 – View PDF Application (Right-click, “Save as…” to download)
We have a new partnership developing with Children’s Hunger Fund in Zambales, Philippines. Come join us as we work in an orphanage building a playground for their 80 kids! We will also be leading a KIDStory Training and a VBS for the children. This will be a great project as we get to serve a special people group called the Aeta’s. Several years ago a volcano forced this group of people from their homes and they have resettled in Zambales. Join us as we bring hope and joy to their new community!
For more information or an application for any of these trips, please contact Melanie Derr at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office: 815-229-8731.