Sarah-Jane McGaw In June 2018 I will be embarking on a 3 week adventure to Uganda with East African Playgrounds, to help support their quest to provide school children with a playground and promote learning through play.

Multiple long-term studies have shown how important play is for the development of children and their long-term outcomes, especially those living in poverty. Play has been shown to be beneficial for everything from social skills, cognitive abilities and problem solving, to fine motor skills, concentration, communication, imagination, and self-control. It’s been shown that adding play to a child’s life can lead to significantly raised IQs, greater achievement at school and even higher rates of employment and wages in adulthood.

Whilst in Uganda, I will help physically build a new playground and conduct play-based learning activities. Additionally, whilst the new playgrounds paint is drying, we will be trekking into the rain forest to learn about Silverback Gorillas and hope to see these endangered animals in their natural habitat, and supporting their conservation in the process.

Every penny I raise goes to supporting EAP and the amazing work they do. I would greatly appreciate any donations and hope that you will support me in this challenge and provide children in Uganda with their right to play.
Thank you :) Sarah-Jane McGaw