Benjamin Rogers Through the support of The University of Southampton, I have signed up to assist the charity East African Playgrounds in the building of school playgrounds in rural Uganda next September.

Every child deserves the right to play. Playtime is a crucial part of a child's development process as it builds physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills, while giving them the space in which to make sense of the world. The children that we will be engaging with are some of the most disadvantaged people in the world, and we hope to give them the opportunity to let loose and have fun! Help me raise the money to get to Uganda and build this playground!

Examples of what you can fund with a donation are...

£10 - build a toy giraffe for the children of a community to play with

£15 - builds a motorbike out of tires, allowing kids to engage their creativity in role-play scenarios

£20 - funds safety equipment for a disadvantaged young adult, helping them to be safe as they start their meaningful employment with East African Playgrounds

£50 - builds a table with space for board games such as checkers or snakes and ladders!

Of the £2000 I raise, £300 will go to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to improve the conservation and the protection of the last wild mountain gorillas.

£600 will go towards the project costs, such as food, accommodation and travel which goes to a non-profit trek organisation called the Home of Edirisa, who support all the local communities we trek through.

The final £1,100 will go to East African Playgrounds, who use the money to continue building playgrounds as well as providing a wage to their build team in Uganda, which is made up of around 40 disadvantaged guys who do an amazing job!

So please donate as much as you can for this great cause!

Thank You

“If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.”
― Askhari Johnson Hodari Benjamin Rogers