Abigail Deakin I have signed up with the East African Playgrounds charity to take part in a volunteer project. I am trying to raise £800 to help bring the gift of play to children in Uganda.

I will be going to Uganda for 2 weeks in August 2019 to work within a local primary school to help build a playground, joining a team of paid Ugandan professionals and other volunteers.

Play is a crucial part of childhood that many UK children take for granted. It is something that is severely lacking in Uganda and that's why I want to work with this charity to get creative and provide some new skills and long-lasting active fun for the children at this school.

‘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.

Please help me give this gift to these children by donating towards my fundraising :)

More information can be found at: https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/volunteer-project-details Abigail Deakin