Carla Drake I have signed up for the GORILLA TREK with East African Playgrounds in late August 2018. East African Playgrounds lets children be children. The non-profit organisation builds safe and fun playgrounds all over Uganda; even in refugee camps, this helps to empower some of the world's most disadvantaged children! This is an exciting opportunity for the children and also me to be a part of a momentous experience!

I will be spending over THREE WEEKS IN UGANDA !! At the beginning of my journey I will be trekking through the rainforest and swamps, climbing mountains and canoeing across lakes, to then help the conservation of the endangered Silverback Gorillas. Next my journey will continue within the local community of Uganda where I will help build a playground and assist on a creative play programme for some of the world’s most disadvantaged children.
Nearly half the population of Uganda are children! Some of the benefits EAP projects have had on children include higher school enrolment, better attendance, improved concentration and a reduction in anti-social behaviour. This is alongside all the standard benefits that play gives a child; physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills makes a huge difference to their lives in East Africa. But to make all of this happen, I need YOU, EAP needs YOU and the children need YOU to help make this a reality!! So please, if you want to OFFER A BRIGHTER FUTURE TO CHILDREN WHO ARE IN NEED and the generations to come please donate, I am aiming to raise a total of £2,000! you can donate whatever you want, every penny will be welcomed and well used!!

Here's some examples of what can be funded with a donation:
£15- builds a motorbike out of tires, allowing kids to engage their creativity in role-play scenarios
£20- funds safety equipment for a disadvantage young adult, helping them to be safe as they start their meaningful employment with East African Playgrounds
£25 could provide a small herd of toy animals for the children to play on
£100 could fund one-month educational play programme
£250 could give the children the best climbing frame they (or you) have ever seen

So please spread the word by sharing my fundraising page with your friends and family, it will greatly improve the impact of this project!
THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE TO HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!
Carla Drake