Primally Playful Pilgrimages
Fun-Raising Tours or Play Pilgrimages involve traveling to underserved communities to help make the world a more vibrantly healthy and playful place by:
Teaching 'no material needed' games to kids that get them laughing and moving with each other
Train educators on how to use play in order to make learning a fun, dynamic, and interactive experience
Teach life & health lessons through games
Many developing countries don't have a lot of material 'things' but humans don't need things in order to experience joy. Joy is always there to be had in the present moment, even being alone, if we are truly present & open to it. Anyone can cultivate this presence through meditation. We can also experience joy through playing with other people, and this is what our organization focuses on. Humans are social creatures and we have evolved to get great joy from playing with others The quickest way to laughter is through playing with others. Our greatest moments of joy come through primally playing with others.
We are not only made to laugh with each other, we are also made to learn through play. By training educators on how to use play in order to enliven their classrooms and lessons, we not only make the classrooms more fun, but we help strengthen the education system.
Our 3rd service, teaching life skills and health lessons through play, we are able to teach lessons that are not usually taught in schools. Such as lessons on empathy, healthy ways of communicating, anti-bullying lessons, the importance of drinking enough water, etc. We are flexible in this area and create lessons in order to be able to meet the specific needs of the given institutions we work with.
We mainly work with communities in developing countries, though also open to 'Fun-Raise' underserved populations in developed countries. We mainly work with orphanages, boarding homes, and schools.
The Kyrgyz Republic Sept 2018
We visited 7 different orphanages in Kyrgyzstan, in three different counties. We spread play to over 300 underserved kids. A BIIIIG THANK YOU to all of the donors who made it possible!