Campaign Passes The Halfway Mark

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 | posted by Armistead Booker |
We're halfway there! Thanks to many generous donations, Global Playground is running ahead of schedule in its fundraising efforts for Project Uganda. Currently, we have raised over $16,000 of the approximately $32,000 necessary to construct our school in Wakiso. We are also expecting matching gifts to arrive soon from JPMorgan Chase and other companies.
"It's inspiring and refreshing to see how excited people are about what we are doing. Before too long, we'll announce our next project. With this kind of momentum, we can make a real difference in the lives of children in developing countries."
—Edward Branagan, Executive Director
We're so close to our goal now! You can help us get there. Learn more about Project Uganda...

The Tribe Connection To Service

Thursday, January 11, 2007 | posted by Armistead Booker |
Our goal is to inspire young professionals — and that starts right at home. Four of Global Playground's five Board members are alumni of the College of William & Mary. Recently, William & Mary News featured an article about the work of Global Playground. According to the article, Global Playground "has touched both a need and a nerve."

According to one of our alumni Board members, Armistead Booker, it's about far more than building a school. Global Playground, he explained, is about "infrastructure — not just schools or classrooms, but libraries, technology, recreation areas and playgrounds," as well as intangible things like "the importance of economic, gender and race equality."

For Global Playground, the sky is the limit. After Uganda, Global Playground will look toward places like Cambodia, Thailand, and Kosovo as sites for its next projects.

Read the article on W&M News...