“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
When we asked Amani what the kids call a teeter-totter & merry-go-round in their local language, we learned that the teeter-totter is called ”musumba” in Mashi and that the merry-go-around has no name in Mashi.
These games were not in the children’s vocabulary before the Swedes from Direktionen för Nytta och Nöje in Strömstad created this playground in Mumosho, DRC.
Here’s to kids having a place to play, and all of us sharing games and culture without borders or boundaries. We can’t wait to learn more about games and play from kids in Congo who have more peace, freedom, and safety to explore!