I’ve signed up with the charity East African Playground to raise £800 to give children their childhood through play. Play has an incredible benefit on a child’s development and I believe every child should have this opportunity because it builds physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills. It also gives them a space in which to make sense of the world and exercise freedom of thought.

East African Playgrounds build playgrounds across Uganda- including refugee camps- helping to empower some of the world’s most disadvantaged children.

‘What a difference your donation makes’:

  • £5.11 gives one child their childhood back through access to a safe, fun and child-focussed playground.
  • £21.83 educates a teacher on the importance of including play in education and creates a peer network for them to share their learning in.
  • £73.80 equips a former street child with everything they need to learn the basics of welding, from their own set of work boots through to ear defenders and glasses.
  • £131 teaches a community of care-givers and educators about the importance of play at home and school, as well as how to maintain their playground.
  • £197.61 trains a former street child for a month, helping them to become a qualified builder or welder through our apprenticeship scheme.

This summer I will be joining a team of paid Ugandan professionals and other volunteers to help build a playground in Uganda. Please help me reach my fundraising target by giving whatever you can- any donation will make a difference.