Georgina Stark




I am going to be living and volunteering with the East African Playgrounds charity. They transform local community schools by building amazing new playgrounds from start to finish with a team of trained Ugandan builders and welders. I will also be assisting on a creative play programme to inspire the school children to learn, explore and develop themselves.

Play has been shown to be beneficial for everything from social skills, cognitive abilities and problem solving, to fine motor skills, concentration, communication, imagination, and self-control. It’s been shown that adding play to a child’s life can lead to significantly raised IQs, greater achievement at school and even higher rates of employment and wages in adulthood.

By donating to East African Playgrounds, you can give children their childhood through play. The children learn new skills and gain the benefits of having a specific child-friendly space dedicated to them within the community. East African Playgrounds has helped thousands of children so far, and continues to do so.

I will be flying out to Uganda in the summer of 2018 to volunteer. I need to fundraise £800; this will go straight to the East African Playgrounds charity to support their everyday running costs.

Georgina Stark