Posted by Stephen R Broome on Oct 11, 2010
An initiative of the Rotary Club of Barbados South

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organisation, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. In recent years, the number of children born with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities has increased. “For children with disabilities, finding someone with whom to play is often not an easy task. They can experience rejection and unequal treatment by their able-bodied peers, adding issues of low self-esteem and lack of confidence to their existing physical and/or mental disabilities.”

The Rotary Club of Barbados South is embarking on an ambitious community service project aimed at “Inclusive Play”. An initiative of the Rotary Club of Barbados South ensuring that infants and children who desire to “play” can do so regardless of physical or cognitive ability. Our goal is to create an “Inclusive Play” facility where children of all abilities will play, learn explore, discover and imagine together in an environment where their common experiences make a more lasting impression than their different abilities.
The proposed site of this universally accessible playground and recreational centre is the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium.
We have requested 25,000 sq ft. of land from the government of Barbados on which to erect this facility and we are working with all parties to secure the selected site.
Barbados needs your help to make this exciting, socially responsible project a reality. 
For more information on this exciting project and to pledge your support through grants and donations, contact us at:

Rotary Club of Barbados South
P.O. Box 1356



Past President Katrina Sam-Prescod
Telephone:(246) 426-3977 or (246) 266-6242