New playground for Beit CURE Malawi

Recycled ambulance

The Beit CURE Malawi Children’s Hospital has been transformed by the addition of a new playground.

The playground, which is the first in Malawi made especially for disabled children, is constructed entirely from recycled materials. Included in the design is an ‘upcycled’ old ambulance – very appropriate for the playground’s location within the hospital grounds.

Children in wheelchairs playing in the playground

The old ambulance was rescued from a junkyard and has been turned into a playhouse for children to enjoy during their hospital stay. Other scrap material, like car tires, axles, and springs, were also turned into new equipment. The whole site was made wheelchair accessible with wide pavements and ramps, making it a great place to play for all the hospital’s residents.

Photo of the ukcure

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