Murielle Maupoint - CEO

Murielle has been a keen supporter of East African Playgrounds for the past 4 years. Murielle has a wealth of knowledge from within the charity and business sector that she is super keen to share, to help take EAP from the great foundations that have been laid onto the next exciting milestones that awaits.


“I am thrilled to join East African Playgrounds as their first non-founder CEO. I have loved the vision, passion, spirit and energy of the charity and its team from the first moment I met Tom & Carla. I have already had the privilege of seeing firsthand the phenomenal impact their playgrounds, apprenticeship scheme and play based learning programmes are having on some of the most disadvantaged children and young people in Uganda. It truly is an honour to join this fun and vibrant charity at such an exhilarating time in its history and to be entrusted to enable East African Playgrounds to become a global leader in play.”

Carla Gill - Founder & MD

East African Playgrounds is proof to me that if you apply pure grit, determination and some good advice along the way, you can achieve more than anyone will believe.


Ever since I was a teenager, I worked or volunteered with children to make sure they had their space to play, whether it was as a playworker supporting disabled children at a play scheme, or organising activities at my local Brownie and Guide group. This theme continued through University where I was able to run adventure residential weekends away for disadvantaged children. When I met Tom and he shared his idea for building playgrounds in East Africa, I knew this was something I wanted to be part of and that I could contribute to.


East African Playgrounds has been a wonderful journey of discovery, of trials and tribulations and a continual learning curve. Although we have come far, there is so much more to achieve to ensure all children have access to play across East Africa.


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