Chanon Olley Where would we be without the magic of play?

Join me in helping build a playground in Uganda. I will be going on the East African Playgrounds Gorilla Trek to help raise funds and build a playground in Uganda this summer. East African Playgrounds has built over 300 playgrounds across Uganda in schools, community centres and refugee settlements. These playgrounds are not only vital spaces to have fun, make friends and play together but they have also proven to increase school attendance and enrolment, reduce antisocial behaviour and reduce unemployment.

East African Playgrounds strives to ensure every child can access their right to a childhood and that no youth is left without the skills to develop.

Alongside building playgrounds East African Playgrounds also run educational play programmes which increase the use of play-based teaching. This has resulted in deeper more connected learning outcomes. As part of the construction of the playgrounds EAP provides a apprenticeship programmes for disadvantaged young adults who lack formal education, helping them to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to create a prosperous future for themselves.

What difference does your donation make?

£5.11 gives a child access to a safe and fun playgound.
£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 street connected young person with everything they need to learn the basics of welding.
£131 teaches a community of caregivers and educators about the importance of play at home and school, as well as how to maintain their playground.
£197.61 trains a street connected young person for a month to become a qualified builder or welder through EAP's apprenticeship scheme.

Find out more about my Gorilla Trek via this webpage Chanon Olley