Recreational Facilities

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Just as much as a traditional education is important for a child’s psychological make-up, so also is recreation. In fact, recreation plays a primary role in a child’s early learning process. The toys and play areas at the Piyawara pre-schools are made of eco-based items from their immediate environment such as coconut shells, seeds, old tyres, etc, all of which are painted and given a new lease of life etc.

The children are thus taught, from a very early age, to appreciate their environment. This project also undertook to build three Piyawara Children’s Parks in areas that lacked recreation for children. Lessons learnt from the Tsunami and then the post-war experience have shown that recreation and play have been a healing process and helped them recover from the scars of trauma. Every Piyawara school thus has a well-planned and well-equipped area.