Anubhav Swara

This Summer, I will be travelling to rural Uganda to spend 3 weeks working alongside an incredible organisation, East African Playgrounds. I will be taking part in volunteer work that is directed towards helping the community by providing local schools with secure playgrounds for their children.

In rural Uganda, the children don’t get to experience the gift of playing in a safe and secure environment due to lack of Government funding. I strongly believe that each and every child deserves the right to play and learn in a safe environment and for this reason this cause resonates with me.
In the Western World, it is often taken for granted that every child will grow and play in playgrounds. The value of play in a child’s development is overlooked, we are extremely lucky to have experienced playful learning and I believe that this should be available to every child in order for them to realise their full potential and become aware of their capabilities.
The volunteers will be working alongside skilled Ugandan builders and welders in order to bring this gift of play to the local children by building safe and secure playgrounds. Our time will be devoted to devising a creative play programme for children of all ages. This would enable the children to apply their creativity and problem-solving skills in the form of games designed with locally sourced materials.

In addition to this, I would get the opportunity to take part in a Gorilla Trek, enabling me to witness the last remaining silverback gorillas. In doing so, we will be helping in contributing to the conservation of this critically endangered species.

Thank you for reading my page and I hope you can contribute to the fruition of this project. Any donations will be gratefully received and will make a big difference to the children’s lives in Uganda.

Anubhav Swara