We came up with the idea sometime around 2013.
When Fruzsi and Olivér took their children to the playground, including their severely disabled boy, Jancsi, every time they wondered why there wasn’t a single equipment that could be comfortably used by their disabled son. Let alone one where he could play together with his siblings and other children.
Then we thought, if there is no such thing, we will make one ourselves!
An equipment where all kids could play together started outlining in Fruzsi’s mind.
Daydreaming became reality, and a team gathered from fellow parents with disabled kids, and parents simply looking for a good cause. We joined forces and began developing playground equipment that would make it possible for disabled and able-bodied children to play together. We made sure that the equipment could be installed on any existing playground.
MagikMe’s mission is to make everyday family fun available for families who (also) raise special children, and to start social integration as early as possible, even before kindergarten.
This is why we develop playground equipment that can be used by physically disabled children who cannot sit unassisted.
Playground equipment where disabled and able-bodied children can actually meet, mingle, and play together.
Our equipment goes beyond providing access to physically disabled children. It is so exciting and cool that all the kids love to play on them, which makes it a lot more likely that able-bodied and disabled children will meet and play together.
The MagikMe founders did not start out as business professionals: they were parents who became professionals, learning as they went.
Our team consists of a designer, a child psychologist, a communication expert, a human resources expert, a grant writer and a filmmaker.
To complement our areas of expertise, we work with external advisors: physiotherapists, ergonomic engineers. We also partnered with a hardware start-up and a manufacturer.
We have a strategic partnership with UNICEF Hungary, and we closely cooperate with Auchan Foundation, KincsÖ Foundation, and Suhanj! Foundation.
Our equipment meets the standards of European EN 1176 regulations, and it is TÜV certified.
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