Anouska Levart

Hello everyone!

Thank you for visiting, I wanted to announce that I have signed up to the Uganda Volunteer Project with the charity, East African Playgrounds, to raise £800 to help bring the gift of play to the children of Uganda.

I will be going to Uganda to live and work within a local primary school to help build a playground, and the £800 will pay for the building materials to do this.

A playground is a classroom in disguise, children don't know they are learning, they don't feel like they are learning, but really they are taking in the whole world whilst playing with their friends. Play has an incredible benefit on a child's development and I believe every child should have this opportunity because it builds physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills. It gives them a space in which to make sense of the world and exercise freedom of thought.

Growing up I was fortunate enough to enjoy the wonders of a playground, and if I have the ability to pass that wonder onto to someone else then I know this is something I have to do. Before my father passed away he told me that I have to do a project like this and I can't wait to make him proud.

As they say, "There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end" so even a small donation can change a child's life forever. The children may not have electricity but a playground can create laughter, smiles, and fun memories.

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out so please help me with my fundraising goal. You won't just be helping me but you will be helping hundreds of children of future generations by allowing them the opportunity to enjoy being a child.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for your donations, it means so much to everyone.

How do we change the world? One single act of random kindness at a time.

⁓ Anouska

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East African Playgrounds build playgrounds across Uganda, including refugee camps, helping to empower some of the world's most disadvantaged children.

What a difference your donation can make:

£5.11 gives one child their childhood back through access to a safe, fun, and child-focused 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.

Anouska Levart