Josh Dooler

The East African Playground Project is an international NGO working in Uganda which works to enhance the lives of children through their play programs. East African Playground’s vision is to ensure that all children enjoy their childhoods through the opportunity to play and learn, contributing to bettering their future opportunities. My work will provide support to disadvantaged communities and will assist the learning and development of children in rural Uganda. As well as providing vital support to children’s education and upbringing in Uganda, East African Playgrounds also provides shelter for refugees in the ever-growing refugee crisis and offers vocational training to the most vulnerable Ugandans.

With the money I raise, £300 will go to the Uganda Wildlife Authority to protect the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorilla's. £600 will contribute to the non-project trek company, the Home of Edirisa, who support the communities we will trek through and the rest will go directly to East African Playgrounds to fund their incredible work, helping to empower disadvantaged children. 

What difference your donation makes!

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

¥ £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, providing them with their own set of work boots through to ear-defenders and glasses.

¥ £131 teachers 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 the East African Playgrounds apprentice scheme.

Please share this fundraising page and donate as little or much as you can, as every donation will go towards making the lives of the children better!

Further information about the charity or about the Gorilla Trek can be found on their website.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and support such a great cause. 


Josh Dooler