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Squeals of Delight at First Sight of the Playground

On a warm Saturday in February, 85 children patiently listened, mouths open in awe, as Gemeda and Endalew explained a few rules about using the strange apparatus in front of them. Then, like ants scurrying from one colorful leaf to another, they dashed from swing to slide to another slide to monkey bars to as fast as their legs would carry them. Up and down and flying into the air they went. Parents pointed and laughed out loud as their children experienced something completely unknown in their world for the first time. It was noisy! It was busy! It was joyful!