Sulayman Ahmed

I've signed up to the Gorilla Trek with the charity, East African Playgrounds to raise £2,000 to help bring the gift of play to the children of Uganda.

I am also aiming to fundraise my flights, so any money raised over £2000 can be reimbursed by East African Playgrounds upon request so it can cover the cost of my flight.

I will be going to Uganda trek to find the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorilla's as well as living and working within a local community to build a playgrounds for a school.

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. It helps children a chance to develop their physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills through play.

Important skills are learnt through play, but unfortunately, some don't get to experience this due to lack of resources and money. I want to give this gift to the children of Uganda.

What a difference your donation makes:
£5.11 gives one child their childhood back through access to a safe, fun and child-focussed 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.
£191.61 trains a former street child for a month, helping them to become a qualified builder or welder through our apprenticeship scheme.

Please help me reach my fundraising target by giving whatever you can, any donation will make a difference.

Sulayman Ahmed