Who we are Awards and recognition Credibility East African Playgrounds is a member of and accredited by several networks and organisations, in various areas of our work. Working in partnership with these bodies mean we can demonstrate our effectiveness, credibility and achieve even greater impact. Duke of Edinburgh's Award Through our international volunteer projects, East African Playgrounds is an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. This means our projects meet the required conditions and can count towards the achievement of a DofE Award. Playground standards It is important to us that the playgrounds we construct meet the high standards of playgrounds across the world. Therefore, we have taken playground standards from across the world and put together a user-friendly manual to ensure the safe construction of playgrounds. Global Play Alliance East African Playgrounds is the largest partner in the network of organisations called the Global Play Alliance. This is a network of organisations focused on creating play opportunities for children in communities where these resources do not exist or are in short supply. HACT assessed As an implementation partner of UNICEF, we have been HACT (Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers) assessed this process enables them to increase the overall effectiveness of interventions (focus more on programme needs rather than administrative procedures) and so proves the level of need for audit. Being HACT assessed means East African Playgrounds is eligible to apply for funding that non-HACT accessed organisations cannot. Fundraising Regulator East African Playgrounds is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, the body that lays out the standards and regulations for charity fundraising. By being registered with the Fundraising Regulator East African Playgrounds commits to being open, honest and accountable to its donors and the general public, and to adhere to the Code of Fundraising Practice and the 'Fundraising Promise'. Institute of Fundraising East African Playgrounds is an organisational member of the Institute of Fundraising, the professional body for fundraisers. The Institute of Fundraising's support ensures that our fundraising represents best practice and will help to increase public trust and confidence in the voluntary and community sector.