The benefits of installing a community-centred playground and running our play programme are far reaching. The children learn new skills and gain the benefits of having a specific child-friendly space dedicated to them within the community. By implementing our play and playground programme we are able to:
Improved social, physical, cognitive skills as well as increased emotional wellbeing
Improved teaching practice and children's school readiness
Improved school attendance and enrolment
Decrease anti-social behaviour
Our programmes are designed to have widespread impact, which means the benefits go beyond just the children playing on the playground. Through our vocational training programme for disadvantaged young people we have seen improvements in:
Levels of employment, confidence and self-worth
Download our Impact report to see the latest statistics
Early Years refugee response report 2017 Child Friendly Spaces impact summary 2017
Impact report 2015-16
Hear from a selection of East African Playgrounds beneficiaries about how the programme has impacted their lives and the difference it has made. From making friends, to learning new skills and feeling happier, all of these things can happen through our programme.
Children go through tremendous development in a variety of areas during childhood. Their growth is enhanced by stimulation from their environment, for example through play.
East African Playgrounds has an extensive monitoring and evaluation system which we use to measure our impact in communities. Our outputs are based on East African Playgrounds theory of change. Assessments are taken at baseline, immediately following implementation and post-programme implementation (after 6-12 months).